Holiday Cleaning Tips

The holidays are a time for special decorations, gifts and visitors, all of which require extra preparation and cleaning! So how can you tackle the messes around your house in time for your guests’ arrival?

Space it out

With decorations and wrapping paper scattered about, in addition to the usual daily clutter, holiday cleaning can seem like an insurmountable task! To avoid feeling totally overwhelmed, try cleaning a little bit every day. If you save everything for right before company comes, you’re likely to be very stressed and not enjoy your time with loved ones. But if you space out the cleaning, you can do quicker touch ups right before guests arrive, and you won’t be so anxious about the state of your home.

Spruce things up

Want to make all your surfaces shine to impress your guests? Here at SpongeOutlet we offer Eraser Sponges that are perfect for removing scuff marks from walls without ruining the paint and cleaning the toughest dirt and grime from your countertops to leave everything sparkling!

Make a good first impression

Your entryway is the first thing guests will encounter when they arrive at your home, so making sure it’s spick and span will guarantee a good first impression. Wipe down your front door with our Eraser Sponge, shake out the doormat and add some festive decorations like a holiday wreath and garland. Also be sure to organize coat closets and shoe storage so everything is neat and tidy. A clean and cozy entryway is just what you need to make your guests feel welcome!

Move on to the kitchen Holiday Cleaning Tips

All of your delicious food will taste better in a clean oven! Mix white vinegar and baking soda together to create a foamy mixture. Let it sit on greasy spots and then use our scrubby sponge to scrub it clean. Next, declutter your countertops and wipe them down with a damp microfiber cloth for a sparkly clean look.

Don’t forget where your guests they their heads

If your guests are visiting from out of town, chances are they are staying at your home for all of the holiday fun. You’ll want your guests to feel like they are in a home-away-from-home, so make sure the guest bedroom is ready with fresh sheets. If you don’t remember the last time you had guests stay over, chances are there is a lot of dust in the room, so you’ll want to remove it with microfiber cloths.

Where will they place their clothing?

Not only will your guests need a place to sleep, but they will also need somewhere to put their clothing, coats and luggage. Tackle one closet at a time and empty everything out of it. After the closet is empty, create four piles: keep, give away, throw away and store. Don’t forget the golden rule: if you can’t remember the last time you wore or used something, get rid of it!

What about the bathrooms?Holiday Cleaning Tips

Wipe down the bathroom sink, clean the toilet and mirror. You’ll also want to take out any unnecessary items, put in new towels and replenish toilet paper and hand soap so you don’t have to worry about running out when the Christmas craziness begins.

Now your home is ready for lots of company and entertaining! For all of your cleaning needs, contact SpongeOutlet today by calling 877-776-6430. Happy cleaning and happy holidays!