You have your regular cleaning checklist that you follow throughout the year, but you want to ramp up cleaning in your household to prepare for the holidays. It’s a magical time of year, and your holiday party or family gathering will be here in a blink of an eye. Make a holiday cleaning checklist to reduce stress and avoid getting caught off guard by the big day.
The holidays are a busy time: making gifts, Christmas shopping, school programs, parties, and family traditions fill the days. It can be difficult finding time to fit getting your home neat and tidy in with all of the fun festivities.
With a little planning, preparation, and help from the family, you can make getting your home ready for the holidays more manageable, less stressful, and all around easier.
Step 1. Do a walk through
This step is pretty straightforward. Grab a pad and a pen — or your phone or your tablet — and start walking through your home. Write down of all of the cleaning that needs to be done in in each room, and make note of how big the task will be. Do the same for the outside of your house, too.
Once you have a list of everything that needs to be done before the holidays you can start organizing the list and making a plan. Look at things like importance, difficulty or time commitment, and how close to the guests arrival cleaning should be done.
Step 2. Make a plan
You can find literally millions of holiday cleaning checklists on the internet; a quick Google search for “Christmas cleaning checklist” produces over 12 million results. Referencing one of these cleaning checklists can help you think of any cleaning tasks you missed or easy to forget chores.
Sit down with your calendar and make a detailed cleaning plan for the holidays. Spread cleaning tasks out over the days and weeks leading up to the holidays to make cleaning manageable.
Try to schedule cleaning around commitments and events, so you don’t fall behind. Make sure that you knock out the big cleaning tasks early and save smaller tasks closer to when guests arrive.
You can’t wipe your counters a couple of weeks before Christmas and call it good. You also don’t want to spend your Christmas morning deep cleaning your bathroom for your soon to be arriving company.
Find a good daily cleaning checklist to help maintain cleanliness through the holidays.
Step 3. Follow through
Sticking to the plan once you have your cleaning checklist made is the hardest part of the whole process. Things tend to come up during the holidays, and it’s difficult to catch up after missing a few days of cleaning.
The bigger the project, the sooner you should start it. Knock out the big, important tasks early. This may include sweeping out your chimney, scrubbing your guest bathroom, and deep cleaning your carpets.
Consider hiring a professional carpet cleaning service to make things a little easier. Portable carpet cleaners can make your carpets look worse. Getting your carpets cleaned professionally takes a difficult and time-consuming chore off your plate. It also ensures that your carpets look their best for the holidays.
Let Advanced Carpet & Janitorial help cross carpet cleaning off your list early this year so you can focus on spending more time with your family. Advanced Carpet & Janitorial is one of the longest established carpet cleaning companies in Northwest Arkansas
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