Family and friends meet throughout the holidays to celebrate the festive season. People organize get-togethers in their homes, inviting family and friends to enjoy meals and exchange gifts. Cleaning the house is one way hosts prepare for holiday guests. However, house cleaning is only one of many tasks that must be accomplished in order to prepare for the holidays.
There are so many things to do over the holidays, from cooking to shopping, that you may not have time to complete a thorough cleaning of the entire house. You’ll also have to clean up after your guests when the holiday party is over. Cleaning, on the other hand, is critical; you don’t want to invite guests over to an untidy house and make a terrible impression. You also want your visitors to be at ease.
That being stated, it is critical that you set aside time to clean before hosting this holiday season.
Cleaning the Kitchen
You’ll most likely be cooking while your guests arrive. It is not expected that your kitchen be pristine, but you also do not want it to appear cluttered, with heaps of dishes in the sink or food and scraps all over the place. As you prepare, clean, and store what you can.
Wash and dry whatever dishes you can, whether by hand or in the dishwasher. Unload clean dishes to make your kitchen cleaner and more organized. Leave as much counter space as possible open and clean them, as well as any kitchen appliances, with an all-purpose cleaner and a microfiber cloth or wet wipes.
Take note of your floor as well. Sweep up any crumbs or dirt. If you have the time, mop the floor to remove stains and sticky spots and to leave a good finish.
Cleaning the Bathroom
No one wants to use a dirty bathroom, so make sure you devote enough time and work to your bathroom so that your guests can use it.
Begin by cleaning your sink, toilet bowl, and tub with bathroom cleaner. Allow the cleaner to operate on these surfaces for a few minutes. While you’re waiting to scrape and rinse these, clean the mirror with a glass cleaner. After that, clean other surfaces using wet wipes, such as the sink countertops and the rest of the toilet. Make a point of using a different wipe for each object.
After cleaning the sink, toilet bowl, and tub, shift your attention to the floor, mopping it and vacuuming up any dirt and debris.
Cleaning the Bedroom
Cleaning the bedrooms will most likely take less time than cleaning the rest of the house, but you still want to do a nice job with this phase of the house cleaning.
The most important aspect of cleaning bedrooms is putting everything back where it belongs, especially clothes. Put whatever soiled clothes you have out in the laundry basket. You don’t want guests entering bedrooms to discover dirty clothes heaped up or strewn about. Place clean clothes in their corresponding drawers and closets, and store any other items that may be lying around, such as books and games.
Wipe down televisions, dressers, nightstands, mirrors, picture frames, and other items that are out once everything has been put away. It’s possible that dust has accumulated on these objects, and you’ll want to remove it. Finally, vacuum the floor.
Cleaning in General
In general, there are various household cleaning jobs you should perform for each region of your home, including deodorizing, dusting, floor cleaning, and putting objects away.
Depending on where you live and the weather, opening windows to air out the house and bring in fresh air may or may not be feasible. If that isn’t an option, use air fresheners throughout the house, but don’t go excessively. Excessive air fresheners can be annoying and make breathing difficult.
If you have ornamental things in your doorway, corridors, or on the walls, dust those as well. Whatever superfluous objects are out in your home should be stored. Wipe off coffee tables and other ornamental tables with an appropriate cleaning spray to ensure a clean finish on the tabletop.
You’ll want to clean the carpet or the floor, depending on the type of flooring in each room of the house.