Cleaning throughout the holidays brings all sorts of emotions to the surface.
When we mention cleaning and the holidays in the same sentence, we usually mean that there’s going to be some cleaning to do before or after the festivities. We may also mention it because we have made a vow to ourselves that we’ll not let the mess get out of hand next year (we’ll promptly forget about that resolution in a month).
So, thinking about cleaning while we are still carefree is not something any of us like to do.
And yet, the horror is there. The good thing is that there are wonders too, so there’s no need to be down in the dumps! It is possible to continue enjoying the holidays even when there is some cleaning to do. Here’s how:
The quick de-cluttering operation
We may as well call the holiday season the extra-clutter season.
What do we usually do with all the excess gift wrap paper, and colourful ribbons and strings? No, we don’t store them away in an orderly manner, although we’ve promised ourselves that we would. Since you’re getting rid of a future mess, there’s no need to feel bad about throwing away all that glitter.
You may also want to consider giving the gifts you don’t need or like to a charity organization. It might make you a bit uncomfortable, but it’s better than keeping them around only to throw them away.
Navigating the kitchen
Getting rid of the clutter helps the future you, but taking care of the kitchen is needed in the present.
Your kitchen is a place where the magic happens, but it can turn into a nightmarish curse if you leave the pots and the pans unattended for too long. Moreover, you will probably need to use some of those again for the New Year’s, so coming up with a cleaning schedule is essential.
Giving a quick once-over to the kitchen elements and the floor is also a good idea because the freshness and sparkle will help keep you in high spirits.
Keeping things cosy and fresh
The freshness and cosiness of the living room and the bedrooms are really important. These are the areas where you’ll be spending the most time during the holidays. Vacuuming and tidying up is a must, but you should also make a lovely, fresh scent your top priority.
Many people who are (not so) dear to you will be spending the night in your home, so you will need to change bed sheets all the time. When you wash the bed sheets, it’s a useful trick to add a capful of white vinegar to ensure the freshness.
However, the living room is the place where that particular holiday atmosphere is needed and is there something more holiday-like than the smell of cinnamon? It doesn’t matter if you’re not baking any more cookies. Put a few cinnamon sticks in a pot of water and leave it on the stove for some time. Soon, a lovely fragrance will reach every corner of your home! If you want to have your home clean and safe, going eco-friendly is always a best bet.
Is cleaning throughout holidays my only option?
Yes and no. Of course, you’ll have to contain the mess somehow, but you don’t have to be the one who does it. If you are looking for Residential Cleaning South West London in hope to gain back your free time don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll find a way to make your holidays even more enjoyable!