The holidays are a magical time of year—friends, family, extravagant decorations, delicious food and all of your favorite family traditions. Hosting is exciting too, but it’s easy to put a lot of pressure on yourself to make your home impeccable.
Here are eight things you should do before your guests come over for the holidays.
Prep your home for the holidays:
Clean your closet
Know that when you have guests over, you need to have a place to put their jackets and boots. Clean your closet and make sure you have extra room and hangers for guests’ coats and shoes. Putting their shoes away will help keep dirt out of your home.
You can create DIY deodorizer out of essential oils and baking soda. You can sprinkle this mixture on carpet, mattresses, rugs and furniture and vacuum away 15 minutes later for a clean, fresh scent.
Color seal grout
Instead of incessantly spending hours scrubbing your grout lines to make them look new again, you can color seal the grout line and change the color back to the original, or change it to something new. Color seal also protects your grout from future spills and stains. Learn more about our color seal and tile cleaning services.
When preparing for the family to stay at your house, it’s possible a relative or two may end up sleeping on a couch. To make sure they are sleeping on a clean surface with no allergens or odors, get your upholstery cleaned by a professional furniture cleaning service.
Adding a basket to bathrooms and guest rooms is an easy way to give your guests what they need before they need it. Fill baskets with towels, hand towels, washcloths, toilet paper and extra toothbrushes for the bathroom. In the guest rooms and living rooms, fill with blankets and clean house socks. Baskets also work well in a room to quickly declutter.
Clean your carpet
Deep cleaning your carpet is a must do before your home is filled with guests during the holidays. Removing allergens and deodorizing the odors stuck in the fibers is the job for a professional cleaning company. Learn how to choose a professional cleaning company to clean your home for the holidays.
Declutter and donate
Making sure that your home is free of extra messes is essential for a smooth holiday get together. This includes cleaning countertops in your kitchen, making sure you’ve decluttered your bathroom storage and making sure guest’s rooms are free of extra “stuff”. Anything you’d like to remove put in a box for donations during the holidays.
To keep your home clean before, during and after the holidays, add rugs to your home to protect your floor and loose dirt from getting into your carpet or scratching your hardwood. Encourage guests to take their shoes off when they enter your home. Find more helpful ways to prevent wear and tear on floors.
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