Getting your home ready for the holidays can be hectic. Between baking cookies, cooking dinner and preparing for overnight holiday guests, cleaning can be a big task, especially on an already long to-do list. If you are pressed for time this holiday season, use these quick cleaning tips for the holidays to ensure your home is ready to celebrate with family, friends and neighbors all season long.
Quick Cleaning Tips: Front Entryway
*Photo from @sixandboe
The front entryway is the first thing your holiday guests will see when they enter your home for the first time, so make sure it’s clean, neat and tidy. Sweep the front steps and roll out the welcome mat. Clean the front door and dust the hardwood floors using a dust mop or mop like the O-Cedar® ProMist® MAX Microfiber Spray Mop.
Tip: Review these quick tips on how you can quickly organize your front entryway.
Quick Cleaning Tips: Kitchen
The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, especially around the holiday season, that’s where all of the delicious food is after all, but before your guests arrive, make sure it’s clean. Take some time to clean out the refrigerator and discard anything that is expired. You will need extra room for all of those holiday leftovers anyways. Wipe down the kitchen counters with your favorite household cleaner and sponge, take out the recycling and garbage then quickly mop the kitchen floors.
Quick Cleaning Tips: Living Room
Next to the kitchen, the living room is probably one of the most popular spots to host holiday guests so straighten out sofa pillows, fluff up chair and couch cushions, organize stacks of books and magazines, light the fireplace and turn on the Christmas tree to set the perfect holiday ambiance for all of your guests to enjoy.
Quick Cleaning Tips: Bathroom
When completing a quick clean of the bathroom, use this simple checklist:
- Shine mirrors with a microfiber glass cloth.
- Clean countertops with an organic cleaning spray.
- Clean toilets and give them a quick brushing.
- Hang fresh hand towels and place out a new hand soap for guests to use.
- Take out the bathroom recycling and garbage then line bathroom recycling and trash cans with clean liners.
Quick Cleaning Tips: Guest Bedrooms
*Photo from @brittaniborenleach
If you plan on hosting overnight guests, be sure to tidy up the guest bedrooms. Place clean bedding on the beds and set out extra blankets and pillows for guests to access. If you want to add a personal touch, leave small travel-size toiletries in the guest bedrooms such as body lotion, body wash or soap, floss, hand lotion, mouthwash and tissues.
Cleaning for the holidays doesn’t have to be stressful, even if you are pressed for time. Use these quick cleaning tips and your home will be all ready for the holiday season ahead!