04 Dec 5 Tips for Holiday Cleaning
It’s the winter holiday season, an exciting time of year filled with joy and plenty of time with family and friends. If you’re planning on having guests over for the holiday season, one of the items most likely at the top of your list is to clean your home. You want to make a good impression on your guests and create an inviting atmosphere.
Cleaning, especially during the holiday season, can feel like a challenge. Where do you begin? How much of your home do you need to clean for your guests? As a Northern Virginia house cleaning company, we know how to make your home holiday-ready. Here are some of our tips for successfully cleaning your home for the holidays:
1. Put Priority on High Traffic Areas
Your guests most likely will not visit every room in your home, even those who will spend one or more nights there. As you clean to get ready for your guests, focus on the most important, high-traffic areas of your home. Run a vacuum through your living area or entertainment room. Scrub your guest bathroom. Wipe down your kitchen counter tops. These are bound to be the most popular spaces in your home during the holidays. Worry more about making sure these spaces are clean than your private master bedroom.
2. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
You want your home to look great for your guests, but you don’t need to make sure every inch is spotless. The holidays are stressful enough without you trying to eradicate every last speck of dust. Make sure your living area is generally organized and clean, but do not worry if your ceiling fan is due for a dusting. Focus on cleaning the most visible parts of your home and learn to let the little things go. Most likely, your guests will be having too much fun to notice the small, subtle things.
3. Make and Stick to a List
Cleaning your home for guests will likely go a lot smoother if you let a list guide your process. Before you begin to clean, write down the key areas you need to clean, and what you need to do in each room. If you need to run out shopping for cleaning supplies, make a list of all the products and materials you need before you go to avoid multiple trips to the store. Having a clear, straight-forward list will help you stay organized and reduce stress.
4. Look Through a Guest’s Eyes
The goal of holiday cleaning is to make your guests comfortable in your home. Since you live in your home every day, it may be difficult for you to catch all the details that a guest may notice. While making your cleaning plan, think about what you would expect if you were a guest in someone else’s home. Make sure the most important areas of your home are clean and tidy. Stock your guest bathroom with hand towels, soap, and other toiletries or necessities. If guests will be spending the night, ensure all sheets, blankets, and bedding materials have been washed. Think about what would make you the most comfortable in someone else’s house, and do the same in your own home.
5. Hire a Professional House Cleaning Company!
Cleaning the holidays can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be! For a thorough and stress-free holiday cleaning experience, hire Smart Choice Cleaning! We provide residential cleaning services in Northern Virginia and the surrounding region. Our residential cleaning services include carpet and upholstery cleaning, maid services, oriental rug cleaning, move-in and move-out cleaning, and more. Our cleaning experts are highly experienced, well-trained, and dedicated to your satisfaction. We will clean your home according to your specifications and your cleanliness goals to give you a beautiful end result.
Allow us to give you a “clean like you have never seen” for the holidays. Book us online, or call us at (703) 455-1440 today!