This is the most exciting (and stressful!) time of year. Let’s not let it get to us! Here are seven effective holiday residential cleaning tips that actually work. You’ll make your guests feel at home from the moment they arrive to your house until the time they go.
DECLUTTER SURFACES BEFORE DECORATING
Are you a homeowner who has tried to decorate your home only to find that it is still dirty? Are you a mess? Are you disorganized? It’s not magical. You are not the only one who is sabotaging your home cleaning efforts. The culprit is right in your face: clutter.
WHERE DO I START CLUTTERING MY HOUSE?
To have a clean house, you need to get rid of as much clutter and that makes your life sparkle. Pick a room, grab a trash bag and get to work. It takes only 15 minutes per day to make a big difference in a room!
Decluttering and house cleaning Myrtle Beach prior to and during holidays will help you make space for the gifts you receive, as well as your impulse shopping. We all love to splurge!
Begin in the main rooms of your house with the most visible items. Next, move into the drawers, cabinets, and other areas.
CREATE A COMMANDZONE FOR PURCHASES.
We often buy more stuff when we receive gifts and holiday shopping (or impulsively shop – guilty as charged).
This stuff ends up all over your house, and you start to wonder “Where in the world did it all come from?” Where is it going to go ???”?
HOW TO CREATE a COMMAND ZONE OR DROPZONE
You can choose one safe spot in your house to keep all your new purchases. Make sure your children are not able to get into it.
Closets and partially or completely unused rooms are good places to land. A great landing zone option is to use unutilized formal dining rooms.
You don’t just need a drop zone to purchase items. Make sure you have a place to store your mail, keys and other small things. This is an essential tool that every person needs all year.
MOP YOUR FLOORS, STARTING AT THE CORNERS
Regular cleaning is important during holidays, but if time is tight or guests are coming over with little warnings, the best thing you can do for your home is to clean it with or without the help of professional cleaning services.
What’s the deal? It’s because, believe it or not! Nothing screams clean better than freshly vacuumed carpets. It adds a sense of life to the house.
GOOD FLOOR RESIDENTIAL CLEANING TIPS
There is a lot of misinformation about how to mop hardwood floors. Just know that most hardwood floors are finished and it is safe to do so.
You should dry the mop well to avoid streaks. To ensure a thorough cleaning, you should plan on mowing the floor twice with a damp mop.
Avoid the “polish” at any cost! They are not compatible with most cleaners and can cause major headaches. Shiny floors can be purchased or professionally finished.
WATER CAN BE USE TO WASH ALL SURFACES IN YOUR HOME
Do you think that spraying some perfume on everyone will stop them from being as musty if you don’t shower for at least a week? No!
You don’t think that you can fool anyone into believing your house is clean just by spraying a delicious scent in the air.
HOW TO ADD WET WIPING TO YOUR HOLIDAY CLEANING ROUTE
You can ditch the dry towels, and dusting spray. You will only need a damp towel and your favorite all purpose cleaner to clean furniture. After cleaning, buff the furniture with a dry towel.
To prevent odors from building up and staining, wipe down your upholstery on a weekly basis. Mix water with your preferred detergent or cleaning agent. Dip a towel in the mixture and then wipe it clean.
Make sure to clean ceiling fans and doors with an all-purpose cleaner. It will make a huge difference in the smell of your house.
Holidays bring lots of delicious food, which can also mean many awkward trips to the toilet to treat indigestion and burp guts. Yikes! It can be embarrassing to have to do the #2 at someone else’s house. However, you can make your guest feel at ease by spending some extra time in the toilet. Hire professional cleaners, if you want.
HOW TO MAKE A BATHROOM GUEST EASY AND BEYOND
Poopouri! It is basically potpourri in small spray bottles that mask the smell. You’ll be praised by your guests forever if you keep a bottle of it in your bathroom near the toilet.
To clean the toilet, you can make fun of it by using toilet bombs. If your guests have any evidence, they can place them in a bowl near the toilet. *wink * wink
To help with embarrassing streaks, a toilet bowl brush or cleaner might be the best option. Make sure they are easily accessible in the bathroom.
You should ensure that the bathroom has a trashcan. Make sure there’s a liner inside the trash can to prevent yucky mess later.
Keep a paper towel and an all-purpose cleaner, or wipes, under the sink. People are eager to clean up after their own mess so let them do it!