Uugghh, I honestly can’t believe that it is already that time of year. Can you sense the dread in my voice? This year has flown by and my house looks like a disaster zone. We definitely aren’t ready for the holidays. With the
fear plans of guests “dropping by”, it’s time to get this house in tip top shape.
My house typically gets a good scrub down maybe twice a year: right before the holidays and the typical spring cleaning. But one needs to have the “tools” to get the job done.
- Take it One Room at a Time: the procrastinator in me likes to want to wait until the night before company is supposed to arrive to quickly clean the entire house, but what about those unexpected drop ins? Is the house ready for that? Starting now, clean one room a day. Since our steam-mop bit the dust, we are going back to our old Pine-Sol and mop method to get our floors ready for all the holiday foot traffic. By the end of the week the entire house should be clean and only a few touch ups here and there throughout the holiday season should be necessary to keep everything in order and guest ready.
- Set a time each day for a quick clean: after the house is back in order, set a specific time every day to do a quick clean throughout the house. Wipe down the counter tops and table. We like using Clorox Disinfecting Wipes because they help us save time. Pick up and put away any stray items that may be laying about.
- Don’t forget the Linens: Got an unexpected guest staying the night? Make sure the linens in the guest bedroom are fresh and ready to go. Pick laundry detergent scents that are warm and inviting to your guests without being too overpowering. Don’t forget the fabric softener, no one likes rough sheets. For laundry help, check out All & Clorox 2 for how-to’s on getting stains out of linens and boosting colors.
- Cut down on Clean Up at Dinner: using disposable products like Vanity Fair napkins & Dixie Ultra Paper Plates helps our family cut down on cleaning time. With little kidlets running around our house, we often find lots of ways to rely on paper towels for quickly cleaning up spills. When it’s time to throw all of the mess away we can’t forget about the trash bags.
Tips for getting the House Holiday Ready
Are you ready for holiday guests?
What are your holiday cleaning tips?
Disclosure: I am a Walmart Mom. This post is sponsored by Walmart. I have been compensated for my time and efforts in creating this post. I was provided a holiday home prep kit of the products mentioned in this post to help kick start my holiday cleaning. As always my participation is voluntary and opinions are my own.