Surviving the Holiday Season

Surviving the Holiday Season

Holidays are wonderful. We look forward to that time of merriment and joy all year, hoping that it will end up being just as we imagined it to be. Above all, we’re all eager for a well-deserved break. Instead, the break we think about often turns out stressful.

Before holiday cleaning, that stress builds up even more. Eventually, it’ll all be too much. Consequently, you may end up wondering just how on Earth will you manage to pull it off this year.

Firstly, take a deep breath. Secondly, consult your favourite professional cleaning company’s survival guide: Holidays edition. Lastly, if the stress doesn’t go away, you may also want to consider booking My Home Lovely Cleaning Service in South West London.

What to do?

Step one: Asses the situation

Awareness is the necessary first step for a surprising number of things, and for cleaning it is no different.

“How bad is it?” and “What will I need to clean?” are the questions you should ask yourself. Since there is a huge difference between general clutter and slight mess, as well as between slight mess and minimal levels of uncleanliness, these questions are a big help.

Step two: Begin despairing

Just kidding, because no matter how you’ve classified the state of your home or office, there is still time.  Therefore, it’s better to worry about the key cleaning tasks you should focus on.

Of course, when you decide on your priorities, you’ll certainly be keeping the stress levels contained.

Step three: Use the right strategy

Alright, so you’ve decided you want to do it yourself and you’ve already determined where the priorities lie.

Having a rough outline means you are nearly set!

Continue doing your usual cleaning chores, but also carefully organize a cleaning schedule for more demanding tasks which take extra time and effort.

Above all, don’t leave these only for the weekend! Cleaning in sections, in the course of the whole week, is more effective. Besides, no one wants to have to clean over a weekend.

Step four: Stick to your game plan!

This may come off as a no-brainer, but this step’s importance can’t be stressed enough.

Once you’ve set up a cleaning schedule, you need to stick to it. Of course, things rarely go perfectly smoothly, so you will find yourself postponing various tasks, but try to keep this to a minimum.


Pro tip: Use the right products!

Since holidays are a special time for you and the people who are dear to you, it’s even more important that your home or office is cleaned with the safest, eco-friendly products.

You don’t want your loved ones and guests breathing in fumes! If you don’t know where to start then go back to the roots: baking soda, vinegar, dish soap and essential oils are a great base for a number of cleaning products.

Here at MyHomeLovely, we are proud to say that we are a cleaning business that uses only best-quality natural products that are gentle, and yet effective.


Still feeling overwhelmed?

There is a number of local social media groups that can help you with some basic advice. If you need more professional advice or perhaps you are interested in a complete cleaning task-list, please don’t hesitate to comment below or contact us directly at any time.



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  • Danny
    13/12/2018, 6:40 pm Reply

    Great article. Keep it coming! 🙂


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