Proper Cleaning Preparations for Christmastime Cleaning

christmas-time-cleaningGuest Blogger: Evie Horton

As holidays are approaching, we start to worry more and more about our property’s cleanness. Christmas is a family holiday and as such, we expect our relatives to come around and celebrate. This is why it is especially important to make sure that our house is immaculately cleaned. We want our guests to feel at home and to impress them with our excellent house appearance. At the same time, before Christmas the shopping list with the things you need to purchase is endless. Read on to find some useful tips how to thoroughly clean your house before Christmas holidays.

First, we suggest you to have a look at your busy schedule and pick up a day you are going to conduct the cleaning. This way you can divide your time accordingly and you don’t have to go backwards and forwards and change clothes all the time. Also, it would be convenient if you choose a day that your family is out so that you can manage to clean every corner of your property. Cleaning a house full of people can be very frustrating for everyone. Also, make a list with all the cleaning household chores you would like to do. This way you won’t miss anything and you will be more organised.

When the appointed day comes, you can start by dusting the shelves. It is highly recommended to take off all any fragile items, cosmetics and Christmas ornaments in order to avoid breaking them by accident. You can also use clean damp cloth to wipe the plants leaves as they usually collect a lot of dust. This way their appearance will be refreshed and you will help them breathe. Before you proceed with hoovering the floors and the carpets, there is one thing you can do in order to avoid inhaling any dust by spreading it in the air when cleaning. Use a damp cloth and rub the carpet’s surface with it.

The water will trap the dust and the dirt in the fibers so that you can collect them successfully when hoovering. When you use the vacuum cleaner, pay special attention to the traffic areas of your carpet. When you are done, inspect your carpet for any stains. If this is the case, there is a miraculous DIY solution provided for hard carpet cleaning tasks. It is very easy to make and it is very effective. All you need to do is mix white vinegar and warm water and apply on the stain. Be extra careful when rubbing the surface in order to avoid damaging the carpet’s fibers. If you have the time and the energy, you can also create DIY polish for your furniture. Here are the ingredients for the solution: ¾ cup olive oil, ¼ cup white vinegar and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Apply it gently on the surface using microfiber cloth and let it dry. This solution has especially good effect on wooden furniture.

The kitchen is the place where you are going to spend a lot of time during the holidays, especially if your guests decide to give you a hand with the cooking. You can start by cleaning all small appliances such as the toaster or the coffee machine. Then you can proceed with the oven. If there is any grease or burned-on food, you need to use powerful detergent in order to remove everything successfully. However, be careful not to scratch the surface in the process.

Christmas cleaning is very important part of the holiday preparations and it shouldn’t be underestimated. If you don’t have the needed time or equipment, you can also book a professional cleaning company as many of them operate during holidays too.

About Author: Evie is from London. She writes cleaning articles and how-to home improvement guides.