The holidays are a time for giving thanks and spending quality time with your loved ones. But it’s also a time when many people get stressed out by the pressure of having to clean their house from top to bottom before family comes over. This blog post will provide you with five tips to help you get your house in order in no time!
1. Clean the kitchen and bathroom
When you have guests over for the holidays, rooms like the kitchen and bathroom will be used more often. By taking a few minutes to scrub down all surfaces, wipe up spills and remove mold from grout in these areas of the house, you will be freshening up your home’s look. Having a clean kitchen will also allow you to have a fresh space to prepare holiday meals.
2. Vacuum carpets and clean rugs
Your carpets and rugs should be cleaned every year, and right before the holidays is a great time to do it! Using a vacuum with a brush attachment will help you get the pet hair off your furniture and drapes. You should also make sure to vacuum carpets at every entrance into your home, as this is where guests are likely to wipe their feet before coming inside.
In addition, rugs should be shaken out or taken outside periodically to get rid of dirt and dust. Cleaning the rugs in your home will also help with allergies, as it reduces pollen from pollinating throughout the house! Finally, to keep carpets fresh for longer, you should avoid walking on them when they’re wet after being cleaned.
If possible, avoid having people walk around without their shoes on inside your house. While it’s more convenient to wear shoes in the winter, it also brings dirt and salt into your home that you then track onto your carpets.
3. Clean out your closets
Give your closets a good, deep clean and donate clothes that no longer fit you or don’t suit your style anymore. You should also weed out shoes that are worn down and other items in the house that you’re not using (or haven’t used) recently. Clutter can make people feel uncomfortable when coming into your home, and having an organized space will make you feel more relaxed.
Don’t forget to also clean out the spaces underneath your beds, behind doors, in drawers, or any other places that are hard to reach! You never know what may be lurking back there.
4. Wash sheets on all beds
A fresh set of sheets will make your bed look inviting. Cleaning out these spaces is a great way to get rid of dust mites that may be hiding there too.
It would help if you also washed your bedding at least once a month. If you have any blankets or duvets, be sure to check the care label before washing them, so they don’t shrink! Some items may need to be dry cleaned instead of washed to avoid damage.
Also, make sure that comforters and sheets are completely dry before putting them on your bed. If you don’t, the damp fabric will cause mold and mildew to grow in your mattress.
5. Get rid of clutter around the house
At this time of year, it’s easy to get distracted by the hustle and bustle of preparing for guests. Try your best not to leave dishes in the sink or dirty clothes lying around, as doing so can make people feel uncomfortable at your home.
It may be helpful to create a checklist that you can refer back to as you’re cleaning out your house. This way, there will be less room for human error as the day of your party comes closer. Also, try to keep a trash bin nearby as you clean up after yourself – this will make it easier to throw away garbage on the spot instead of forgetting about it!
If you have a large amount of junk or clutter taking up space in your home, call Junk Station today! Our team will take care of any amount of junk so you can get ready for the holidays stress-free! Visit our website at www.junk-station.com or give us a call at 814-374-2124