The holiday season is in full swing, which means there are parties to plan, gifts to buy and lights to hang. Unfortunately, it also means you are going to have to find the time to get the house clean and in order before the guests arrive. When you are hosting holiday celebrations, simply wiping down the countertops and a quick vacuum isn’t going to get you on Santa’s nice list. This is the time for extreme cleaning. Here are a few tips to help you get the house cleaned and in order before the night of your celebrations and still leave you time to relax and enjoy the holidays.

7 Days Before Your Event

Focus on areas that your guests will see when they first arrive at your home. For example, focus on the porch and entryway. Things to focus on include:

5 Days Before Your Event

If you are having house guests during the holidays, this is the time to clean the guest bedroom:

If the guest bedroom is typically the area you use for an office or another purpose, remove as much of the clutter as possible. For example, remove all of your business paperwork, store work essentials in the desk doors and move the kid’s toys to a different room. Creating a relaxing bedroom for your guests will help them to feel more comfortable and at ease.

4 Days Before Your Event

This is the best time to gather your deep cleaning supplies and rubber gloves and get the bathrooms cleaned. Start by spraying the shower stall, tub, toilet and sinks with cleaning solution and let soak while you are cleaning other areas.

3 Days Before Your Event

Three days before the night of your holiday party should be when you focus on cleaning the common areas, such as the living room and/or family room.

2 Days Before Your Event

Take this time to wrap presents, bake or simply relax by watching a holiday movie.

1 Day Before Your Event

This is it! Your event is tomorrow! So it’s time to tackle the gathering place — your kitchen:

To help keep your home clean and organized into the New Year, make sure to clean up messes as they happen.

Need help with your holiday cleaning? Contact Chet’s Cleaning Inc. Our full range of cleaning services range from cleaning upholstery, carpets, tile and so much more!

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