Pre-Christmas Cleaning Tips
Christmas is almost here! It’s a good idea to prepare for Christmas by cleaning and tidying the different areas of your home. Dividing up the tasks into different areas will make it easy for you, so here are some useful Christmas cleaning tips for the bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and living room.
One of the most important things you can do during the pre-Christmas clean up is to get your bathroom as clean and hygienic as possible, and try to maintain this level of cleanliness all throughout the festive period. Not only will your bathroom be used more as you entertain family and friends, but maintaining a clean bathroom area is vital to prevent the spread of germs. Use Bathroom Spray and a toilet cleaning products to ensure that your bathroom is clean and hygienic. Just follow the directions on the label and test any product in a small area first.
Vacuuming is important over Christmas to keep your home looking clean and fresh. Prior to the big day, it’s also important to get your carpets clean before your kids sit on the floor opening and playing with their presents from Santa. If you’ve got rugs, flip them over and vacuum the undersides to remove as much dust and dirt as possible.
If you’re hosting a big family Christmas dinner this year, the kitchen really will be the heart of your home. However, the kitchen isn’t just about cooking – it’s also about safely and hygienically storing food; it’s about keeping your glassware, cutlery, and crockery clean and shiny; and, if you keep your washing machine in the kitchen, it’s also about staying on top of your laundry. Here are some kitchen tasks you may wish to tackle during the pre-Christmas tidy-up:
- Try to reach the bottom of your laundry basket before the festive period begins in earnest. There is nothing worse than getting ready for a Christmas party and finding that your favourite little black dress is still stuffed in the bottom of the basket!
- Clean your oven before Christmas so that it’s all ready to cook that turkey to perfection. If your oven is covered in small bits of cremated food, it could not only affect the taste of your meat, but it could also start to smoke, leaving a nasty, lingering smell in the house. Always make sure that the oven is cool before you start to clean it.
- Clean your fridge, removing any out-of-date food (and recycling the packaging where appropriate). Emptying out your fridge also means you’ve got plenty of room for things like wine and trifle!
Even if you’re not expecting guests over the festive period, you should always expect the unexpected at Christmas. Whether it’s family turning up unannounced, or a friend who pops over and gets talked into opening a bottle of festive cheer with you and is unable to drive home, you may end up with more guests than you bargained for. This means you should make sure that your guest bedroom is ready to receive guests at a moment’s notice. Here’s how to get your guest room up to scratch:
- Change the sheets so that they’re clean and fresh.
- Vacuum and polish the guest room to freshen it up, which is particularly important if you don’t tend to use this room very often. You may wish to move a house plant into the guest room to make it feel more welcoming and ‘lived in’ to make your guests feel more comfortable.
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