The holidays are fast approaching, and it’s true. Baking, shopping, friends, and cleaning – who has the time? These are some tips to help you make your home look great for guests, whether they are planned or unannounced.
Carpet Spills Cleaning Tips
It is a good idea to have your carpets cleaned before the holiday season gets into full swing. You are more likely get the time and date you want if you plan your house cleaning Myrtle Beach SC in advance. No matter how careful or thorough you are, there is always the possibility that someone will spill food or drink onto your carpet. As soon as you notice an accident, wipe up any liquid that remains. Mix one tablespoon of mild detergent with 1/2 cup warm liquid water to make a quick cleanup. You can also substitute the white vinegar for the same amount. Two towels are all you need to clean up spillages. One towel can be used to wipe the stain, while the other will be used to absorb the liquid.
Frost off Your Windows
Although we live in a mild climate, frost can still be found on windows. You want to enjoy the beautiful homes in your neighborhood, if they are decorated appropriately for the season. Use 1/2 cup of either antifreeze or rubbing alcohol to wipe down your windows.
Cleaning Holiday Knickknacks
The holidays are a great opportunity to bring out your favorite figurines and other decorations for display throughout the house. This adds to an already hectic schedule with all the cleaning and dusting. To keep dust off your display, you can use this method according to a professional house cleaner: Place your knickknacks into the kitchen sink and spray with window cleaner. Don’t dry them, just transfer them to a towel to dry. This trick works with glass, china, or ceramic figurines.
Cleaning Candle Wax
It is my passion to lighten up my home with candles. However, getting rid of the wax can be difficult. Here are two ways to get rid of wax:
Candlesticks – After the party, put the candlesticks in the freezer for about an hour. The wax should be able to easily peel off the candlesticks when you take them out. You can also use very hot water to melt the wax. To make it easier, wrap your hands in a towel and remove the candlestick. It’s much simpler to freeze the candlestick.
Tablecloths – If the wax is still warm you can apply an ice cube. Then, use a knife or spatula to remove the wax. You can still use wax from the cloth by placing a paper towel over and under the wax and pressing with a warm iron. Continue this process until all the wax is absorbed into your paper towel. Then, you will need to wipe off any waxy residue using a dry cleaning solvent. Finally, wash the tablecloth as soon and as often as possible.
Cleaning your Fireplace
If you’re like my husband, the ash dust can get all over the place when he cleans the fireplace. You can prevent this from happening by lightly dropping damp tea leaves on the ashes.
You can make your slate hearth shine by washing it once a month or six weeks. Then, when it is dry and clean, use lemon oil to wipe it off.
A marshmallow roast with the children can be great fun, but messy to clean up afterwards. Use kerosene to dampen and clean the fireplace tools. Before you use the tools again, let them dry completely.
After a Holiday Party: Cleaning
Call Myrtle Beach Cleaning Services if you need a professional cleaner. These are some tips if that isn’t possible:
You should be looking for spillages as you clean up the glasses, cups, and bottles.
Soak any dishes that are difficult to clean in the soapy water. The dishwasher will run the first load.
Take a large bag of garbage and make your way to the outside perimeter of the party. You will find the kitchen as you pick up trash.
This same process can be used to dust furniture and floors, and rugs.
Take out the trash and clean up the kitchen.
Do you find it difficult to invite friends and family to your home during holidays? Give MBHS Cleaning Services Myrtle Beach a call. We can clean both before and after the party, or on a regular basis. We can help with all your cleaning needs.
MBHS Cleaning Services Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577