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Great Housekeeping Tricks For Keeping A Clean Holiday Home


With the hectic holiday season in full swing we take a look at some great housekeeping tricks for keeping your holiday haven in proper and clean order.

With the holidays coming up, there is likely to be a mix of emotions. These emotions might vary between excitement and anxiety because of everything you have to get ready for the holidays.

Getting the house clean is one of the things that is likely weighing on your mind. Learning housekeeping tricks can be a real lifesaver with the holidays coming up.

It’s easy to feel like you’re always behind, but in this article, we are going to help you get things under control. Continue reading this article to learn how to get your house in pristine condition for the upcoming festivities.

Make a List

No matter how big or small the project is, put it on the list. Your goal is to get everything down on paper, and you can go to the next step of organizing things in order of what needs to be done first.

Whether you need to clean out the guest room or if you need to put in new replacement windows because of a broken window sill, put it all on the list.

Get Creative With a Yummy Home Smell

When you want your home to smell like the holidays, but you don’t have time to bake, you can get a scented candle. If there are any minor odors, the scented candles will help cover them up and make the home smell clean and festive.

You might also just want to pop some already baked cookies into the oven and warm them up a bit. Cookies are a great way to give the house a clean and delicious smell without having to add anything to your to-do list.

When you’ve been using cleaning supplies, you’re going to want a yummy smell to cover the up cleaning supply smells.

Clean What’s In the Way First

Your entire house isn’t going to be clean, and that is okay. Your guests understand that you live in your home. They aren’t expecting white-glove service.

If you have a table that has mail on it or if you have boxes out on the floor, find a place for these things. You don’t want to take up table space where people could be eating with your clutter.

Give Artificial Trees a Chance

Cleaning up a live tree can be a lot of work. An artificial tree isn’t going to shed needles and possibly die before Christmas.

Artificial trees can look very real when you get a high-quality one and decorate it well.

You can also get artificial trees that are different colors. If you want an all-white tree, then have at it.

The best way to make your house cleaning a breeze is not giving yourself a bunch of extra work to do. Artificial trees are going to be your friend and keep you from having a bunch of extra mess to clean up after your holiday celebrations.

Spray Down the Shower Glass

Your guests are going to need to take showers while you are there, and the last thing you want them to find in your shower is soap scum.

Hit the shower with the spray bottle and a squeegee and make sure you get all the streaks and any grime that’s built up on the shower glass. Having a clear shower makes your entire bathroom look much cleaner.

Clean Out the Fridge

Your guests are going to be putting their casseroles, desserts, and drinks in your fridge for the gettogether. The last thing you want them to find when they go into your fridge are leftovers that should have been thrown out two weeks ago.

You might not even be aware that there is still meatloaf in the back. Emptying out the whole fridge so you can see what’s in there and what you need to get rid of is a must.

While you have everything out, take an SOS pad and a cloth and clean off the shelves and drawers.

Liquids can drip down into the drawers and cause a sticky mess, so be ready with some paper towels so you can soak up the mess.

Get the Dishes Out of the Sink

Did you forget to clean the dishes out of the sink the night before? Don’t leave dishes in the sink overnight if you can help it, but if you do, make sure to tackle them right away.

Dishes in the sink cause strange and unpleasant smells and cause your kitchen to look cluttered. If you’re going to be cooking, you’ll need all of the room in your sink that you can get for the dishes you’re going to use that day.

Get Help When You Need It

While you might not want to have someone else underfoot, you might need to get some outside help.

You could hire a cleaning service, or if you have children, they might be interested in making a little extra money helping you clean the house.

Don’t be afraid to accept help when you’re busy getting prepared for the holidays. If you do need to bring in a cleaning company, it’s not the end of the world.

Housekeeping Tricks for the Win

Now you know these housekeeping tricks, and you can get your home looking sparkly and clean without a lot of stress.

These tips are simple and easy to implement, so you can get started right away.

Do you still need more help getting ready for the holidays? Our site has many articles that can help you as you’re readying your home. Take a look around the blog and bookmark us to read more later.

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