The hustle and bustle of the holidays are enough to cause anxiety. Hosting a Christmas or New Year dinner brings it to another level. It doesn’t have to be that way though. There are many Christmas cleaning tips you can follow. These strategies will go a long way in helping you have a merry Christmas and a restful New Year.
Make a List and Check It Twice
You need to come up with a good plan of attack. Do a walkthrough of your home. It will give you an idea of what you need to tackle in each room. List down the tasks to do. It will make organizing and house cleaning for the holidays easier. You can even schedule when to clean which areas. You can also delegate certain jobs.
Declutter and De-Stash
You can clean every day but it will all be for nothing if you have a lot of clutter. It’s why the first thing you need to do is to declutter. Get a laundry basket or box. Set aside one box for the clutter and another one for trash. You can even have separate boxes or totes for each room.
Put everything that doesn’t belong in that room in your clutter box. This means the clothes you threw on the treadmill or the kids’ toys on the dining table. Throw used, old, or broken items in the trash box. You’ll become amazed at how different a room looks without the clutter. Decluttering also means you’ll have more space to put in your holiday décor.
Set a Cleaning Day
Set aside a day or weekend to do some serious cleaning. Give everyone specific tasks to carry out. Let your children deal with their own bedrooms. Assign the yardwork to your partner. There’s no need for you to do all the cleaning yourself.
Do a deep clean of each room. It’s best practice to start from the ceiling and work your way down. Dust the ceiling then move to the walls and windows. You can then wipe all the surfaces down. Wipe once to remove all the dirt. Then do another pass to sanitize the surfaces. The idea is for the accumulated dirt to fall on the floor. It’s why the final touch should be to sweep or vacuum the floor. Mop it to sanitize and polish it.
Prepare the Special Kitchenware
Every household has a distinct set of plates and cutlery used for special occasions. Make sure you set aside some time to clean and polish them. Do yourself a favor and do these weeks before your dinner party. This will give you ample time to check if they’re tarnished. Don’t forget to polish decorative items like candlesticks and mirrors too.
Deal with the Décor
Your home won’t look as festive if your decorations look worn and dirty. You better get those Christmas decorations out of storage as soon as you can. Check that all the fairy lights still work. Make sure the Christmas village is still intact. Wipe down all the baubles clean. Do all this before you set up your tree.
Have Yourself a Merry Holiday
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