If your home looks like a disaster zone and you have a house full of guests arriving for the holidays, it’s time to utilize these hacks to get your home in prime shape (FAST!)
The holidays are busy. If you can find even a few minutes, start tackling any cleaning tasks possible to give you a head start. If you don’t have any time, contact a cleaning service. A cleaning service has a few advantages over a private cleaner at the holidays. The main advantage is that they have many professional cleaners available, whereas a private cleaner may be too busy for last minute holiday cleaning.
Put your cleaning supplies in a carrier.
When you start cleaning your home, gather all your supplies before the cleaning begins. If you do so, you won’t have to stop your cleaning to go after another bottle of cleaner. You can just keep moving from room to room, cleaning as you go—and getting done sooner.
Allocate your time to the cleaning that counts.
If you need to get ready for a party, make sure you put your efforts into the areas your guests are going to be in. This is not the time for organizing your basement or double rinsing your dishes. Instead put your efforts into cleaning your kitchen, guest room, and any other areas that need to be cleaned for the holidays.
Stop the dirt at the door.
If you want to keep your floors—and your home—clean, stop all the snow, dirt, and gravel from being tracked into your home. Place rugs by all the doors. Ask guests to take off their shoes at the door when they arrive. If possible, use a mudroom as a staging area for your kids, pets, and guests to shed the dirt and snow before they track it into your home.