Home Cleaning for the Holidays

 Home Cleaning for the HolidaysThe holidays can be hectic. Whether it is preparing food for guests, running around to find presents, or keeping up with the other daily activities of living, there is always something going on in the winter months. With all of the moving pieces, it can be hard to keep a tidy home. Here are a few cleaning tips which will hopefully keep your house shining just as bright as the holiday lights do:

  1. Remove your shoes when inside the house. And make others do it as well. Shoes tend to track dirt and other unwanted things into the house, especially during the cold and wintery holiday months. It is easy to place a shoe rack or mat near the door which will let guests know to remove their shoes.
  2. Clean strategically. When cleaning, don’t just randomly clean bits and pieces, moving all around the room. Instead systematically start in one top corner and work your way around and then down. Remember, gravity is your friend here and you should utilize it properly. Dirt and dust falls down and then you just have to clean the floors.
  3. The windows are the openings to your home. Keep them and the window sashes clean. It will help reduce unwanted dust and dirt from outside making its way into your lovely home.
  4. Let cleaning solutions do their job. Cleaning solutions are made to get rid of dirt and grim. The chemical formulas are specifically tailored for a purpose, so let them do their job by letting them sit on whatever you are trying to clean before wiping away. This will reduce the amount of effort you need to put in in order to get that squeaky clean you desire.
  5. Use a squeegee in the bath and kitchen. It will help prevent mold and soap scum. Doing this even every few showers will help prevent a much bigger mess that you will have to clean up in the future.

Home cleaning during the holidays can be a chore, but there are a number of tips and methods you can use in order to limit the buildup of dirtiness as well as to clean more efficiently. Follow the easy steps above and watch as you have a much more relaxing holiday season and a much cleaner home to boot! Good luck with keeping the house clean and have a good holiday season!

Image credit:  Klara Viskova

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