Our Guide to Cleaning Your House For Christmas

by | Dec 2, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Christmas is just around the corner. It’s normal to feel slightly overwhelmed at the prospect of getting everything ready in time to welcome your guests.

Even if you aren’t having guests this year and it’s just your household, you still want the house clean and comfortable so you can truly relax and enjoy the festivities

To help, we have put together our guide to cleaning your house in preparation for Christmas. Ensuring a dust and clutter free holiday!

Focus on Essential Areas

Guests not staying overnight? Leave the bedrooms till last. Focus on the living room, kitchen and any bathrooms (even if you have a downstairs loo, chances are two people will need it at the same time and will make their way upstairs!).

Top Tip…
Close any doors of rooms that you don’t want your guests wandering into.

Collect the Clutter

Take a basket and pile in anything that doesn’t belong in that room. A clutter free room is much easier to clean! If you don’t have much time to tidy away the clutter, hide the baskets in cupboards or in rooms your guests won’t be entering.

Gather your Supplies

Get together everything you will need to clean. That includes:

  • Toilet cleaner
  • Bathroom spray
  • Mould & Mildew spray
  • Bin bags (for additional rubbish you may find lying around and to empty bins in bedrooms/ bathrooms)
  • Dusting cloths
  • Microfibre cloths
  • Glass cloth
  • Polish
  • Glass cleaner
  • Multi-surface spray
  • Floor cleaner
  • Mop
  • Vacuum
  • Duster

    Get Cleaning! 

    Tackle one room at a time. We recommend starting at the top and working your way down. Start by emptying any bins and putting away anything that has been left out e.g., clothes in the bedroom. For bedrooms, especially guestrooms wash all the bedding, so this is fresh for their arrival. Once the room is tidy you can begin cleaning.

     

    Bedrooms, Living Room and Hallways

    1. Go around the edges of the ceiling, light switches and window frames with the duster.
    2. Use the brush attachment on your vacuum to get the dust, off surfaces.
    3. Follow this step with your polish and dusting cloth.
    4. Do both of those steps for the skirting boards.
    5. Use a damp cloth and wipe down your doors (this should be done for all doors around the house)
    6. Using an antibacterial spray, wipe light switches and door handles.
    7. Vacuum floor, ensuring to move smaller items to get behind them.
    8. In the living room, remove the sofa cushions and hoover underneath.

     

    Top Tip…

    Place tumble dryer sheets in living room pillowcases and in bedroom drawers for extra freshness.

 

 

Bathroom

 

  1. Go around the edges of the ceiling, light switches and window frames with the duster.
  2. Spray mould remover in high-moisture areas (corners of the shower) open the windows and leave the room for 10 minutes.
  3. Wipe away with a damp cloth.
  4. Spray the rest of the bathroom with your bathroom spray and wipe down.
  5. Squirt toilet cleaner into the toilet and leave.
  6. Don’t forget toothbrush holders and soap dishes!
  7. Spray down the shower screen and wipe (for best results use a squeegee!)
  8. If you have a bathroom cupboard, empty this out and tidy. Make a note of items to stock up on for guests.
  9. Vacuum the floor.
  10. Mop, once to lift dirt and a second time to get that sparkle!

 

Top Tip…

Put a small amount of cleaner (or Zoflora!) in the bottom of your toilet brush.

Kitchen

  1. The oven clean! You can organise having this done professional, but if you would rather avoid the extra expense you can use Oven Pride. Follow the instructions on the packet.
  2. Go around the edges of the ceiling, light switches and window frames with the duster.
  3. Using anti-bacterial spray and a cloth wipe all surfaces, including behind the toaster and inside the microwave.
  4. Taking another cloth, do the same for cupboard doors and handles.
  5. Vacuum the floor.
  6. Mop, once to lift the dirt and a second time to get that sparkle!

 

 

We suggest getting all of this done around a week before, then doing a spot clean 24 hours before the big day/ your guests arrive.

 

When you’re getting down to cleaning there’s nothing worse than noticing an unwelcome stain on your sofa!

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