It really is a toss up between which is more stressful and exhausting to have to do during the holiday season: travel to a relative’s house or use your house to host. If you’re traveling, then you are spending more money and have to endure all of the rigors of getting your family from point A to point B, but if you are hosting, then you have to ensure that your home is immaculate and ready to endure having your homelife completely upended until your guests leave. Either way, you are in for a fun, chaotic, and sometimes stressful time. In today’s article, we are going to help you take a little of the sting out of using your home to host guests this holiday season by allowing you to get ready for them with as little stress and fuss as possible. 

Put Together A General Cleaning Kit/Package And Keep It Handy

The best way to ensure you will clean on a regular basis is to make it as easy as humanly possible to do so. One way to do that is by gathering all of your most used and most useful cleaning supplies in one place and making them exceedingly accessible. For instance, you can put everything in a bucket or tote or portable box that you can carry to the problem area and deploy as necessary. Then, once you’re done, you can just toss everything back in the caddy and not have to stash everything around the house in 5 different places. Let us give some examples of what you can build out your tote with:

  • Paper towels
  • Rubber gloves
  • Microfiber towels or other clean rags
  • Spray bottle of all purpose cleaner
  • Bottle of glass cleaner
  • Glass squeegee
  • Clean sponges
  • Duster or dust rags
  • Several types of scrub brushes for food-safe surfaces and non-food-safe surfaces
  • Toothbrushes for tough to reach cleaning
  • Extra trash bags
  • A small scraping tool for stuck on spots of food or dirt
  • Spray bottle of filtered, clean water
  • Fresh baking soda
  • A Bluetooth speaker to play your favorite cleaning tunes or podcasts

Don’t Wait To Do It All At Once: Plan It Out

Getting ready for the holidays doesn’t always have to mean that you are stuck deep cleaning the house from top to bottom the night before your guests arrive in a mad dash to have everything done by the time you have to pick them up at the airport. Not this year! Once you have a rough idea of when they are arriving then start deep cleaning at least a week prior. Break down your cleaning duties into smaller areas of the house so you’re not doing it all at once. Then, each day before they arrive you can just do simple spot cleaning and upkeep rather than a panicked session of last minute deep cleaning. A little planning will go a long way to helping you stay ahead of the mess and stay stress free (until they arrive, that is!).

For The Road

Putting together the house for holiday guests is no small feat, but with a little preparation you can be ready for anything that comes your way this year. Contact us if you or someone you know may be in need of a residential or commercial cleaning service like ours. We can’t wait to hear from you. Give us a call or email us here. Have fun and stay safe out there!