It may be hard to believe, but the holidays are just around the corner. Before you know it, you will be rushing to stuff the turkey and trying to find time to finish your last-minute holiday shopping. So, the last thing you want to worry about is whether your home is clean and ready for guests. Not only will putting together a holiday cleaning list help make things a little easier, but it will ensure your home is clean and ready for the holiday rush.
Get Rid of the Clutter
One of the best ways to get a head start on cleaning for the holidays is to get rid of the clutter. Whether you have a habit of piling the mail on the dining room table or the kids have toys everywhere but in the toy box, sorting through the clutter will almost instantly give your home a cleaner feeling. Removing the clutter also allows you to have a “clean slate” for deeper cleaning.
Dust Everything and Everywhere
Even though you dust on a regular basis, there are some areas of the home where dust accumulates that you may be missing. Some areas that may need a good dusting include:
- Window blinds
- Tops of doors
- Light fixtures
- Ceiling fans
- Behind furniture
Make the Kitchen a Priority
One of the most popular places during the holidays is your kitchen. Not only will you be spending a great deal of time in there cooking, but family and friends tend to gather around the food, especially during the holidays, so you should focus on getting the kitchen as clean as possible. Don’t forget to flush the garbage disposal and the drains! This is also the perfect time to clean your oven.
Clean the Bathrooms
Along with the kitchen, the bathrooms are also frequently visited rooms, so make sure to do the basic cleaning tasks as well as the places you may miss during your weekly cleaning. A few things that should be on your bathroom cleaning list include:
- Scrubbing the toilet bowl and the outside of the toilet
- Wipe off light fixtures
- Clean the mirror
- Polish the sink, tub and shower stall
- Wash throw rugs
- Scrub the cabinets
- Sweep and mop
This is also a perfect time to clean the carpets; it will help you get a jump start on the mess that winter can do to the carpets and it will help give the house a fresh, clean smell. Once the deep cleaning is out of the way, don’t forget to clean the areas guests will see upon arrival. For example, sweep the front porch, clean the front door, sweep and mop the entryway and make sure the coat closet is clean and organized.
If you simply don’t have the time to do a deep cleaning for the holidays, you can always turn to the professionals. At Chet’s Cleaning Inc., we will be happy to give you a hand and help ensure your home is fresh, clean and ready for holidays. Get in touch with us today to schedule a cleaning appointment.