The holidays are upon us and you deserve to enjoy them. When it comes to preparing your home for the upcoming festivities, the last thing you want to be doing is scrubbing out your oven an hour before guests arrive. A bit of planning can go a long way when it comes to getting your home ready, check out our simple holiday house cleaning tips to better prepare yourself for the next couple of months.
Our Top Holiday Home Preparation Tips
It’s time to be proactive. When it comes to getting your home ready for the holidays, it’s best to start early. Putting a little time in each day, even 10 minutes to an hour can help set you up for success. Chipping away at your to-do list over the course of a month rather than a week will save you a lot of stress.
Make a Plan
Put a cleaning plan together that fits your schedule, this could include cleaning out the freezer to make space for special treats or organizing a gift-wrapping station. Creating and sticking to a schedule will save you from panicking and allow you to focus on what matters, spending time with your family. It’s easier to first clean the house before you bring out the holiday decorations to minimize physical and mental clutter, this brings us to our next tip, declutter.
When we start to prepare our home for the holidays, we want to make sure that all of our belongings have a designated spot. Donating items that your family doesn’t use is very helpful during this season. A decluttered home is easier to clean and creates a welcoming environment for your guests. If your family hasn’t used an item in the last year, you likely won’t need it in the next. Everyday items like bills and paperwork, vacuums, coats, and shoes can quickly make your home feel cluttered and messy. Take inventory of the items in your house that don’t have a designated place and create one for them. Pay special attention to guest rooms and common areas like the kitchen, den, entryway, dining room, and living room.
A deep clean is more than vacuuming, dusting, and wiping down the counters. Our number one recommendation for deep cleaning is to hire it out. Mill City Cleaning offers a one-time professional deep cleaning service to help prepare your home for guests. Our deep cleaning service can be customized to fit the needs of your home. Our specialty services such as window washing and carpet steaming will help make your home sparkle this holiday season.
Decorating your home for the holidays is much more enjoyable after it’s been decluttered and cleaned. Take this time to put on some holiday tunes, light a candle, pour some wine and embrace the holiday season.
Welcoming friends and family into your home is a special experience, but it can be a lot of work. Time management is the biggest component of stress-free holiday home preparation. Go on and start cleaning your home today, give us a call – we’d love to provide our residential deep cleaning services and make your home clean, fresh, and inviting.