Holidays Cleaning Tips
I admit, I get caught up with the hustle and bustle of December. Wanting the Holidays to be beautiful and perfect in every way. If you are anything like me, each year you vow to make this holiday season more simple, more organized and less stressful. If you are hosting out of town guests or a holiday party, I have few Holiday Cleaning Tips to help you prepare for the holidays, so you can enjoy friends, family and your home. When you are ready to start cleaning, if you can, space it out over a few days and start in the most important, or difficult, room in your home. Prioritizing your room ensures you get the most meaningful rooms done first — so if you run out of time, you’ll still be ok.
The kitchen is usually the hub of the home so I usually start with the kitchen and spend the most time cleaning that room.
- Clean range or stove top, surfaces, and grates.
- Clean out the refrigerator, making room for party foods.
- Clean and shine kitchen sink.
- Wipe down all large and small appliances.
- Wipe down kitchen cabinets.
Create space in the kitchen for holiday entertaining by filling a box with kitchen items you won’t be using and moving it elsewhere. Now you have room for the holiday serving dishes, punch bowl, grandma’s silver and other items you’ll be using during the holidays. The kitchen is usually the hub of the home so I usually start with the kitchen and spend the most time cleaning that part of the house.
Preparing Guest Bathroom For Visitors
Most importantly, make sure the entire bathroom is squeaky clean:
- Place a basket in the bathroom with little amenities your guests may have forgotten to pack, such as cotton swabs, toothpaste, a toothbrush, hairspray, ibuprofen and more. Even the most organized travelers will forget something. Stock shower with shampoo, conditioner, soap and a razor.
- Brighten up the bath with fresh flowers, scented soaps and holiday decor.
- Stock bath towels, washcloths and hand towels. I like to splurge on a few thick, 100 percent cotton towels (watch for clearance sales) in a color different from our regular towels, so we always have the “good” towels ready for guests.
- Fill a tub side bin with an assortment of sponges, bath salts, loofahs, bath brushes along with scented soaps and lotions to treat your guests to a spa-like experience.
- If space allows, provide guests with a basket or bin for stashing used towels and linens.
These cleaning tips for the Holidays will help you organize yourself so much better and will give you a Clean and neat holiday experience.