Tips For Cleaning The House For Christmas

It’s that time of year again – the festive season is upon us! Cleaning the house is always a big part of getting ready. During the festive period, you’ll be thinking about lots of things like getting gifts for your friends and family, decorating your home for Christmas, and all of the wonderful celebrations that you’ll be having in the coming weeks.

Amongst all the other things that you need to think about over Christmas, you will also need
to think about getting your house clean and tidy ready for visitors and gatherings. Cleaning
during the festive season can be quite overwhelming. However, we’ve got some tips to help
ease the stress a little bit. Read our list of tips on cleaning the house for Christmas below.

Declutter The Space

One of the most important parts of your Christmas cleaning routine is decluttering the
space. You will need to make sure everything is put back in its proper place. Getting each
room properly organized will help you with the entire cleaning process.
Decluttering will give you the opportunity to throw out things you no longer use or need,
making space for the gifts that you’ll receive at Christmas and giving you more space for
Christmas decorations. You may be surprised at just how much a bit a decluttering can
transform your home.

Give Your Carpets Some TLC

The carpets in your home have to deal with a lot of dirt on a daily basis, so it’s important not
to take them for granted. If you plan on having guests over during the Christmas period, you
should think about taking care of your carpets as a dirty carpet will surely stick out like a
sore thumb.
If you can treat your carpets yourself, that’s great. However, it’s usually best to hire a
professional carpet cleaning company if you really want to get your carpets looking their
best. Professional carpet cleaners can help to completely restore your carpets so they’re
looking as good as new.

Clean and Sanitize Your Surfaces

During the festive season, your surfaces and countertops will be getting a lot of attention.
Make sure to give them a big clean. It’s very important to wipe your surfaces right after you
prepare food to prevent any germs and bacteria from lingering. Make sure the countertops
are squeaky clean before you start cooking your Christmas dinner.

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It’s also important to polish all other surfaces around the home such as the dining table,
shelves, chairs, and any other surfaces. This will help remove the build-up of dust and dirt.

Clean The Oven, Stove, and Fridge

When cleaning the house it is a good idea to clean your oven and stove before you start any Christmas cooking. You can purchase special cleaning agents for these areas which you allow to sit on the surfaces
before wiping away the residue and grime.
When it comes to the fridge, it’s best to go through and get rid of any expired products.
Throw away anything that you no longer need or want. Examine all of the shelves and clean
each area as you go along. It’s important to allocate lots of space in the fridge for your
Christmas cooking.
If you can’t manage to tackle all of the grease and grime in your kitchen appliances, it may
be worth hiring a local cleaner to come and complete this work for you. You may even want to consider spaces in your home you may be forgetting to clean.

Clean The Bathroom

There will be more people using your bathroom over the Christmas season, so it’s worth
giving it an extra deep clean before the festivities begin. Scrub the floor, wipe the toilet, and
clean the shower and bath thoroughly.
If there are any stains on the sink, counters, or tiles, remove these as best you can.
Disinfecting will also help. Make sure you have plenty of supplies for guests such as clean
towels and toilet papers.

Book Professional Help Early

If you are too busy to take on the Christmas clean yourself, it’s worth looking into hiring
some professional cleaners to come out and complete this work for you. This will make it
much easier for you as you won’t need to lift a finger and your home will be sparkling clean
ready for entertaining guests over the festive season.
If you are planning on hiring professional cleaners though, it’s important to book a slot
early. Christmas is a very busy time for cleaners so you want to make sure you don’t miss
out on securing your cleaning appointment.
Having professional cleaners come in and complete a thorough clean of your home will not
only lessen your stresses but it will also give you a lot more time to focus on your other
Christmas preparations and planning.

Once the festivities are over don’t forget to check out this guide to help you declutter your home, you can do this at any time, but this is a free weekly guide to get your home back in shape in one month.

Declutter your home with this FREE five week guide. Clear each space to help your home feel more organized and clutter free in no time. #declutter #mariekondo #cleaningtips

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