Holiday season is among us, and you what that means, time to start preparing for all the events and parties to come. Remember you can always call Tri Maids to get a full house cleaning or we also offer customized cleans, where we’ll just do whatever you want us to do in your home.
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.
With The Holiday Season Here, All The Cooking And Entertaining Could Leave You And Your Home Needing A Little Extra Tender Love And Care, Here Are Some Easy Cleaning Hacks To Get Your Home Clean, And Gives You Plenty Of Time To Relax.
Hydrogen Peroxide is used by many to help with wounds and for bath and body purposes, but it has even more uses.
- Pour some hydrogen peroxide down the sink drain to freshen up things down there. Simply pour hydrogen peroxide down the drain and let it soak for at least fifteen minutes. Be sure not to use the sink while you are letting it soak. After fifteen minutes, pour in some liquid soap and hot water. And of course, you can pour it down all your drains to fight germs and eliminate bad odor.
- Use hydrogen peroxide to soak and disinfect your cutting boards. It will get rid of bad odor and eliminate bacteria.
- Soak cleaning sponges, kitchen towels and rags in hydrogen peroxide to get them properly sanitized.
Here are some ways to clean with hydrogen peroxide and a couple added ingredients.
- Combine peroxide and baking soda until you get a paste. Smear onto your grout and let sit for 1 hour. Then get a scrub brush or scrubby sponge and scrub at the grout. When you’re done, use a damp paper towel to wipe away. And to deal with mold and mildew, 1 cup of peroxide and 2 cups of water mixed together in a spray bottle. Spray this solution, let it sit for 15 minutes, then use a scrub brush to scrub it and the mold/mildew off.
- Hydrogen peroxide can be used to clean your refrigerator by spraying as a disinfectant. Get a spray bottle and pour the 1/2 cup peroxide, 1 cup water, and 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (or several drops of lemon essential oil). You can also use other essential oils if you prefer a different scent.
- Pour hydrogen peroxide in toilet bowl and let soak for a few minutes to get rid of stains. You can mix hydrogen peroxide and water in a 1:1 ratio. Put in a spray bottle, then spray into the toilet, coating the bowl. Then scrub the bowl and flush it clean. Because the peroxide dilutes in the water of your toilet, this is safe for septic systems.
- Mix together 6-10 drops of lemon essential oil and 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide. Add that to your dishwasher’s rinse aid compartment and it’ll help get your dishes even cleaner.
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