Christmas Cleaning Tips
It’s that time of that year again. You will be busy looking for gifts to give out to friends and family. You also need to think of the perfect decoration to have that Christmas feels in your home. You may be thinking of the wonderful celebration you would be spending with your family. Among the many things you need to take care of during the holiday season, you also need to pay attention to Christmas cleaning. Whether you like it or not, you have to make sure your house needs to look sparkling clean in preparation for hosting a Christmas celebration for family and friends. Cleaning during the busiest time of the year may be overwhelming, so here are some cleaning tips for the holiday season to lessen your worries and stress:
Go around the house
Before you perform on any stage of cleaning, you should do a quick walkthrough around the house and take note of what needs to be done in each area of the house. Doing this will make the cleaning task easier and faster. You don’t need to waste your time guessing on what to do since you already know what to tackle. If you have someone to help you do the cleaning, you can also list down as to who will take care of certain chores. Instead of doing all the cleaning in one day, spread out the cleaning process for several days. Having a Christmas cleaning list will help you make your cleaning more organized and efficient at the same time.
After listing down the things that need to be done, the next thing you can do is to put everything back in its proper place. Getting each room organized will speed up the cleaning process. You won't have to waste time rearranging items or moving things from one area to another. By organizing your home, you will have a chance to clear things out. It may not be ideal during the holiday season, but a thorough clean up will let you throw items that you don't need anymore, thus giving you additional space for your Christmas decorations. You'll be surprised how a clean-out can give your house a refreshing look. Doing this will let you enter New Year with a clutter-free house.
Take care of your carpet
Your carpet deals with an awful amount of dirt right from the moment it was installed, so you should not take it for granted. If you have a lot of guests coming over for a holiday, you should definitely take care of your carpet since a dirty and soiled carpet will most likely stand out. You don't want that. If you can treat your carpet on your own, go ahead. However, regardless of your efforts, if there is still dirt in your carpet, then invest in hiring professional carpet cleaners. Professional carpet cleaners have the tools and resources to get your carpet look brand new.
Clean and sanitize all surfaces
Countertops will be getting a lot of attention during the Christmas season. Make sure you give them a deep clean before the big day. It's essential to wipe kitchen surfaces right after you prepare your food. This is because uncooked meats have the tendency to leave germs and bacteria behind. Make sure to clean your countertops thoroughly before you get busy with cooking so your kitchen won't look unpleasant for your guests.
Also polish your chairs, furnishings, and shelves. Remove the build-up dust and stains by using a damp cloth. You can also use a general all-purpose cleaner or make your own by combining vinegar and baking soda to form a paste and use it as a cleaner. Don't forget to polish your dining table as well.
Clean the stovetop, oven, and fridge
It's worth cleaning your oven and stove before the Christmas cooking begins. There are cleaning agents you can purchase from the local grocery store that you can spray on and let it sit for a while, then wipe it all off. When it comes to your fridge, get rid of all the expired items that you've kept inside your refrigerator. Throw out forgotten leftovers. Examine each shelf and clean them along the way. You need a clean fridge and to allocate lots of space to accommodate all your holiday cooking. If you think cleaning the refrigerator, oven, and stove seems to be a big chore, then hire a professional to do a deep clean. This way, you can focus on preparing recipes for the delicious food you'll be going to serve during the celebration. If you think you can’t battle against the grease and grime that have built up in your oven, then it’s worth hiring cleaners to save yourself from stress.
Give your reflective surfaces and decors like mirrors, candles a good polish. You may also have beautiful cutlery that you are saving for special occasions. It may have collected dust since the last time you have used it. So make them shine literally. Polish your beautiful kitchenware and silver cutlery. This will make your Christmas meal more special.
Clean the bathroom
Your bathroom will be used more this season, so ensure that you scrub the floor, wipe down the toilet, and shower. Remove any stain on the sink and counters. Disinfecting will help as there will be no need for re-scrubbing. Make sure that you put plenty of toilet papers and clean towels for your guests to use.
Book professional cleaners early
If you are too busy to perform the cleaning or don’t want to handle a cleaning task, you can make it easier by hiring experts to make your house sparkling clean and ready for the holiday season. If you have been anticipating celebrating Christmas but aiming to have a stress-free holiday, then hiring professionals is one way to help. Just make sure to schedule ahead since the holiday season is also a busy season for Sydney cleaning companies. Having cleaners do a thorough clean in your house will not only lessen your stress but will also give you more time to take care of other Christmas preparations you are planning.
Adriana Aziz is the operations manager at MaidForYou. With over 6 years of experience managing cleaning operations, she knows all the best hacks when it comes to cleaning residential and commercial buildings. With expert experience in managing house cleaning operations, interior design and logistics. She spends her free time with her family and as a freelance food critic.