When the holiday season rolls around, it’s all about the festive, fun parties and get-togethers with family and friends. Sometimes, it’s even about the unexpected “pop-in” guest, which isn’t as fun if you’re not prepared. Luckily, there are a few quick holiday cleaning activities you can complete on short notice.
Expect the Unexpected
If you know you’re likely to have people show up randomly, it’s a good idea to have some snacks and beverages on hand. Think coffee and accompaniments, soda, salty snacks or desserts that can be frozen and quickly thawed for serving—anything that is easy to prepare and put on the table. If you’re worried about stains, we have some solutions for that!
When You Only Have One Hour
First, don’t panic—there simply isn’t time for extensive cleaning, so you can only do what can be done. Start by focusing on the spaces that will actually be seen. Don’t hesitate to put stray items in a basket for sorting later. Arrange living room pillows and throw blankets nicely. Clean up dishes in the kitchen and give the counters a wipe down. Give the main bathroom a quick clean by straightening up the hand towels and wiping the sinks. Light some scented candles and call it good!
When Company Will Be There in a Few Hours
With company on their way, a few hours can feel like not enough time, but there is plenty you can do. Complete all of the decluttering mentioned in the previous section, but take your time to put the items back where they belong. You can also complete other items like:
Mopping the floor
With a few more hours before the company arrives, you can move your cleaning to other rooms. This is especially important if they’ve never seen your home before—you never know when someone will want a tour!
When You Have Until the Next Day
Company arriving the next day? Cleaning up will be a breeze! You can take your time to declutter your home, put away items that were left out and complete other tasks that may take a little longer, like washing floors and windows or even deep cleaning your carpet. If you’re renting a carpet cleaner, it’s even easier, because the machine is always ready when you are. Save extra time by downloading the rental agreement form and filling it out before you leave the house.
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