Cleaning your home can be a time-consuming task, but what should you focus on to make it holiday-ready? An estimated 48 million Americans traveled to a destination for Thanksgiving this year. Millions more will spend the holidays at the homes of other relatives or family friends.
Whether you host your family for Thanksgiving or will have guests over for Christmas Day, getting your home ready for it can be stressful. Read on to learn 5 great tips to make holiday cleaning in your house an easier task!
Focus on Your Kitchen
Although crowds at home are smaller than in past years because of the global pandemic, you shouldn’t overlook the importance of having a clean kitchen. Your kitchen is one of the focal points of your house and also one where many guests will be present during their visit.
Spend time deep-cleaning your sink and countertops to give it an added shine. Mopping your floors will go a long way in making your kitchen an inviting area for your family and friends during their visit.
Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukah, there is no around putting up at least some decorations. Did you know that in 2019, the average American spent $230 on Christmas holiday decorations?
There is no shortage of options when it comes to decorating for the holidays but you should be wary of how much space you have and what you put there. Avoid overdecorating by putting up tactful decorations but not cluttering your home.
Fill the Air With Pleasant Aromas
An important part of Christmas cleaning is ensuring that your home has a pleasant aroma. While some people prefer a real Christmas tree, others choose an artificial tree because it limits clutter and lasts for years.
Whether you have the smell of a real Christmas tree or not, pay attention to what your home smells like. After you’ve performed a deep clean of your home but before guests arrive, consider buying a cinnamon broom or lighting some candles.
Pleasant aromas in your home will make it a warmer place for your family and guests to spend time together.
Dry Clean Upholstery
The holiday season is a great time for you to perform upholstery cleaning on household items that are usually overlooked the rest of the year.
For example, if you have a rug in your living room or carpeted floors, a good steam cleaning will go a long way towards improving their appearance. You can also have this cleaning performed on sofa chairs and couches, as it’s a great time to spruce up the look of these items before your guests visit!
Use Your Duster
Dusting your home is a nice way to improve its appearance while making it a healthier place to be. Before people arrive for the holidays, think about where they will sleep and spend time in your home.
For example, your guest bedroom and formal living room may be places that you don’t use often but will for the holiday season. Use a dust mop to pick up loose debris and be sure to start from the top of the room and work your way down to the floor!
Wrapping Up: Begin Holiday Cleaning Early
The holidays are a great time to gather with family and friends but the days and weeks leading up to that time can be a lot to handle. That’s because there is a lot of shopping, cooking, and cleaning to do before your guests arrive.
Begin your holiday cleaning early so that you can cross it off your list long before family and friends get to your house. Creating a schedule for yourself will help you prioritize your goals and stay on track!
Check out our blog section for posts with other great cleaning tips and tricks to use year-round at your home!