Not only do the holidays require hours of cooking, you have to clean the house for guests too! When you’re busy entertaining it’s too overwhelming to clean every corner, closet, and bedroom. Plan ahead and attack big projects first, then focus on cleaning the rooms that your guests are going to see and spend time in. Here is our holiday cleaning checklist:
Two Weeks Ahead: Tackle any organizational tasks or things that will stay relatively clean for 2 weeks
Clean the refrigerator to make room for food. Be sure to check expiration dates! You’ll need the space.
Clean out a coat closet if you plan on hanging guest’s coats there
Do any outdoor chores: raking leaves, etc.
Wash any serving dishes or utensils that haven’t don’t get used regularly that you plan on utilizing
If you are using special china or glassware, wash and polish
If you have any cluttered areas you don’t want guests to see, organize them now
One-Week Ahead: This is the time to do a really deep cleaning so that the house will be just need a quick touch-up the day before
Thoroughly dust, paying extra attention to window sills and other places guests might lean and talk
Vacuum, and sweep: This is the time to get your carpets cleaned if you haven’t this year
Use a brush attachment on the sofa and other upholstered furniture. Have stains? Steamatic cleans upholstery too!
Clean windows in dining room, kitchen, living room and any glass in the front door
Wash and iron any tablecloths and napkins that have been stored for a while
Deep clean bathrooms guests will be using- sink, toilet, shower, tub, mirrors, and floors. Don’t forget to dust!
Thoroughly clean the oven and stove-top and exhaust fan- you’ll want to have a clean range for all the cooking you’ll be doing
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