There’s no getting around it: the holidays make a wreck of your house. With all of those friends and family pouring in and out the door, the decorations going up and being taken down, and the presents—both given and received—cause considerable clutter in your home. Despite this fact, there are quick and easy ways to clean up post holiday.
Make It a Priority
The longer you let your home look ransacked, the harder it will be for you to tidy up later on. After all, it’d be much easier to tackle it tomorrow, right? Don’t procrastinate. As soon as your family goes home and the tree has been set outside by the curb, start picking up the mess.
Hire a Cleaning Service
It might sound like a luxury, but you’ll really be doing yourself a favor by hiring a cleaning service after the holidays. Why? Simply, this isn’t your everyday kind of mess. Post-holiday clean up requires extensive cleaning of the kitchen after all of that food preparation. The floors need to be meticulously swept, vacuumed, and mopped after encountering so much foot traffic and pine needles.
Most of all, many people have to get right back to work after the holidays, not leaving much time for fixing the mess. Hiring a cleaning service makes the entire task less daunting and allows you to get a spotless home without having to lift a finger.
Get Out of Their Way
Once the cleaning service arrives, it’s best to get out of their way. That is, don’t stick around the house and guide them through the cleaning process. They know what they’re doing and can clean a lot more efficiently and quickly without you hounding them over every stroke of a duster. Arrange for the cleaners to come while you’re away at work or schedule an outing for yourself while they’re working so you won’t get in the way.
Most people look over the mess their homes have become after the holidays and sigh, not even knowing where to start. But this doesn’t have to be you. Even better, you don’t have to spend your vacation scrubbing. Hire a cleaning service
to get the job done for you and you’ll find yourself with a lot more free time. And you won’t even have to feel guilty about it, which is probably the biggest perk of all. The job will be done in an afternoon’s time and you won’t have to think about sweeping pine needles again for another year.