The Christmas season can be a stressful time with all the preparations you need to do for friends and family coming over. But it is a rare time to get together so you want it to be beautiful and perfect.
There are ways to make the holiday season simpler, more organized and less stressful. These Christmas home cleaning tips will help you keep your house clean in Christmas. The key is in preparation.
Treat Your Carpets
You may be too preoccupied with the obvious clutter that it’s easy to take your carpets for granted. Keep in mind that carpets accumulate an awful lot of footfall from the moment you install them.
Even if you clean them regularly, dirt and dust will still linger deep below the surface. While you can buy industrial cleaning materials to treat your carpet, it’s also a good idea to hire cleaner in Christmas time to deep clean your carpets. Professional carpet cleaners use strong cleaning agents to shampoo your carpet and they use professional equipment to suck up all the dust inside.
Clean All Surfaces
If you will be doing a lot of cooking for the holiday season, you should definitely clean your countertops. They will be in constant use so it’s important to clean them thoroughly both before the big day and while you are cooking.
Wipe surfaces after preparing the Christmas food because raw ingredients can leave germs and bacteria behind. Deep clean your shelves, chairs, and other furniture to remove stains and buildup of dust.
Have a Professional Clean Your Oven
Especially if you are working and don’t have a lot of time, it may be a good idea to hire a domestic cleaning service in Christmas. They can give your oven a thorough cleaning so you don’t have to deal with all the grime and grease that have accumulated over the year.
Reorganize Your Home
This is a great time to move things around in your home which could give you more space for Christmas decors and presents. Try to move furniture around to discover new arrangements that will clear up your guest area. This will allow you to set a suitable area for your Christmas tree and accommodate more guests.
It’s also a great time to clear out clutter. As you reorganize, ask yourself if you really need some of the items in your home. Are you going to use them in the coming months or years? If not, it may be better for you to throw them out, donate them, or put up a garage sale. You will be surprised how much extra room this can give you.
Prepare the Guest Bathroom
Your guests will most definitely be using the bathroom so make sure that it is clean and presentable. Brighten it up by putting some fresh flowers and scented soaps. Do not hesitate to put up some holiday decors but make sure that they do not take too much space in the bathroom.
Freshen Up Your Home
You can freshen up your home with natural ingredients like lavender and chamomile. Mix a few drops of lavender with a teaspoon of vodka and water to create a linen spray. Lavender is not only good in reducing odors but it is also a great stress-reliever. It promotes calm and eases anxiety.
Spray the mixture on bed linens, lamp shades, and curtains. You can also spray some on your furniture.
Remove odors from carpets using a homemade cleaning powder. Mix some lavender with chamomile and baking soda and grind them in a food processor. Sprinkle the powder on rugs and carpets to remove foul odors.