With the Holiday season over, it’s now time to start cleaning up after all the festivities and company that was had over the Holiday season. Some people get really stressed when it’s time to start cleaning, we want to help relieve that stress and get your home New Years ready. What better way to start off a New Year than with a clean home! Call Tri Maids today and let us help you get your home to sparkle and shine!
As for any and all other options- here’s a quick breakdown of those “necessary” to-do items to get ready for the holidays and any parties that are associated with it.
First things first – Do a “visitor” walk thru and just take notes of everything that you see that are out of place. This is a great time to give out these little tasks to any other people in the house if possible to get a little bit of help with this hectic time.
Depending on your time limit that you have, I recommend these are the things that you take care of 2-3 days beforehand.
–Clean windows and vacuum window tracks. Damp mop baseboards.
–Deep clean bathrooms and straighten bedrooms.
–Clean all top kitchen surfaces. Wipe fridge and make room for extra food in there.
–Dust all surfaces and sweep entryway.
DAY BEFORE OR DAY OF VISITING (IF POSSIBLE)
–Hang fresh hand towels, and check hand soap.
–Wipe any dirty areas in the bathrooms using a wet rag.
–Put toilet bowl cleaner in the toilets and give them a quick brushing.
–Wipe mirrors, countertops, and bathroom floors with a damp towel.
–Take out the garbage, and line trash receptacles with clean liners.
–Straighten stacks of magazines and books.
–Straighten and fluff sofa pillows and cushions.
–Carry a laundry basket throughout the house, picking up clutter as you go. Once filled, put everything in its place or you can just hide the basket. ☺
–Vacuum high-traffic areas.
–Place fresh flowers and light scented candles.
Now your home should look and smell great. This will take off the extra stress that can be associated with having visitors and/or family over to your home.
New Years To Do:
Make a list of rooms or places that have gotten very cluttered or unorganized, start from the top of your list and work your way down! You can always make a monthly list of things you want achieve and tackle your list every month!
- Declutter Closets
- Organize Bedrooms
- Organize Kitchen Pantry, Drawers & Cabinets
- Organize Bathroom Drawers & Cabinets
- Organize & Clean Playroom, Office, Extra Rooms
- Clean Air Vents
- Organize Junk Drawer
- Organize Garage
* Keep a “catch-all” bin in a high traffic room or in all high traffic rooms, every week empty the bin and put the items away. *
7 Quick Ways To Clean Post-Holiday Messes:
* Plus A Couple Bonus Tips *
- Use a lint roller to pick up fallen pine needles
* Lint rollers can also be useful for dusting around the home *
- Cream of tartar gets cutlery marks off dishware
- Lemons and water remove crud from the microwave
* Microwaving a damp sponge or cloth on high for two minutes will help kill bacteria hiding in all it’s nooks and crannies, the steamy vapors will help clean stuck on nastiness. Use an oven mitt to wipe the microwave with the sponge or cloth *
- Mayo will remove water rings from wood furniture
- Use rubbing alcohol and a microfiber cloth on upholstery stains
- Clean up candle wax spills with an iron and paper bag
- Use a vinegar-based window cleaner to remove fake snow
* Blast dust off of artificial garlands and trees with a hairdryer before storing *
After a month (or more) of decorating your home, holiday decor can pick up quite a bit of dust and pet hair. Grab your hair dryer and use the strongest but coolest setting to blow the mess away, then store them in dust-proof containers, so they’re ready for next year!