Do you have a holiday cleaning plan?
Your Holiday Cleaning Plan
The holidays are a magical time of year— a time for thankfulness, a time for family and friends, and a time to implement your holiday cleaning plan. If you are hosting holiday gatherings for your family and friends this year, a holiday cleaning plan is absolutely essential!
Here are a few tips to help you create a holiday cleaning plan that will have your home ready to warmly welcome your holiday guests.
Holiday Cleaning Plan Tip #1: Book Early
The holidays are a lot of fun, but you’ve got a lot to worry about beyond cleaning your home to meet your exacting relatives’ expectations. Hiring a cleaning service to help you whip your home into shape will leave you time for other duties, such as cooking and shopping.
Cleaning services are incredibly busy the week of Thanksgiving, and December is pretty full, too. If you want to hire a cleaning person to come in right before your holiday gathering, make sure you book them well in advance.
Holiday Cleaning Plan Tip #2: Deep Clean
If you are interested in getting your home deep cleaned before company arrives, it’s best to consult with your cleaning service in early November. For one, you’ll have a completely clean space to highlight your decorations. Also, after your home is deep cleaned, you can schedule regular cleanings through the holidays. You’ll know your home will always be clean and fresh for your guests.
When you’re having your home deep cleaned, it’s a perfect time to purge some of your things that aren’t used any longer.
Are there holiday decorations you never use anymore? Find a place to donate them!
Have you gotten all the mittens, hats and coats out but there is plenty that doesn’t fit the kids? Donate them to an organization like One Warm Coat!
Don’t forget to look through your refrigerator and pantry to clean out any outdated food items, and make room for the many ingredients for your holiday feast!
Holiday Cleaning Plan Tip #3: Post-Holiday Clean
Who wants to have a cleaning service get their house guest ready, but then clean up after the guests when everyone leaves themselves! If you’ve got a house full of people, spills are inevitable, and the bathrooms and kitchen will probably need heavy cleaning.
Plan ahead with your cleaning service to have a post-holiday gathering cleaning as well. Cleaning services are just as busy after the holiday season as they are before for this very reason, so it’s important to book early.
Holiday Cleaning Plan Tip #4: Guest Areas
Most guest bedrooms and bathrooms aren’t used as often as other areas of the house, so you might think they don’t require cleaning before visitors arrive. However, it's very important to include these areas in your holiday cleaning plan.
Don't forget to make sure the linens and towels have been freshly laundered. Even if they haven’t been slept in, freshly clean bedclothes are a comforting touch for your guests
Think about printing and framing the wifi password for your guest room—point it out upon their arrival.
Aside from a deep clean of the guest bathroom and providing fresh towels, make sure there is extra toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, and soap for your guests.
At Helping Hands Maid Service, we are honored to be a part of helping to make your holiday gatherings as healthy and happy as possible. We are proud to use green products, keeping your family, children, and pets free from harmful chemical exposure.
Contact us today so our customer service team can help you make a holiday cleaning plan to keep your holidays merry and bright!