It's the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is here already, is your home ready? It's time to clean the places that are not usually cleaned every day, the top of the wardrobe, under the bed. Perhaps you’ve been thinking of a little redecorating or repainting. Whatever it is, we’re we have it covered in this pre-Christmas checklist we’ve put together for you.
If you’re the type that has lots of guests over during the festive season, then this blog post will surely come in quite handy for you.
Hosting a holiday event requires a lot of preparation. There are still a few significant jobs to cross off your list after you've decorated the house and made a grocery list for your favourite holiday foods. You have to clean your home to make it guest-ready before guests arrive. Although you don't need to thoroughly clean your entire house, you should tidy up the areas that visitors are likely to use. This includes the entrance, the major living spaces, the kitchen, and any bathrooms used by guests.
The cleaning checklist for your entrance
The entrance offers the first impression of your home as your guests arrive. So, in addition to decorating the entrance with some holiday decor, take the time to clean and organise your entrance before gatherings like those. Here's a short checklist for entrance cleaning:
● Organize the clutter by the door
● Establish a spot for the coats, boots, and shoes of the visitors
● Clean the walls to get rid of scuffs and stains
● To clear off fingerprints on windows and doors, use glass cleaner
Cleaning checklist for your living room
Christmas and generally holiday gatherings are typically centred around your main living areas; the living and dining rooms. It's up to you to determine which rooms your guests are likely to gather in their numbers so you'll focus your cleaning efforts there. Here's a short checklist you can follow for that:
● Sweep, vacuum, and mop the floor
● Clean up spills on the carpet or furniture
● Utilize a microfiber duster or a moist cloth to clean surfaces
● Items that don't belong in the room should be put away
● Couch cushions, pillows, and throw blankets should all be fluffed
Cleaning checklist for your kitchen
If your holiday festivities include food, there's a good chance your kitchen will be on display for guests to see. To quickly clean your kitchen, focus on the problem areas that are most visibly messy. This kitchen cleaning checklist will prep your space for holiday hosting.
● Clear clutter and clean counters
● Sweep or vacuum the floors
● Clean the sink of any leftover dishes and debris
● Clean the kitchen appliances
● Swap out your kitchen towels
● Make a place for leftovers in the refrigerator
Cleaning checklist for your bathroom
Clean up the bathroom that visitors are most likely to use, which could be a guest bathroom or the powder room on the first level. Make sure the bathroom has enough supplies, including additional towels and toiletries, if your guests will be staying the night.
● Clear water marks and streaks from mirrors
● Remove personal items and clutter from the vanity
● Clean the sink and counters
● Set out brand-new hand towels
● Mop or sweep the floor
● Use a toilet brush to quickly clean the toilet
● Set out extra toiletries and refill the soap dispenser