The holiday season can be a stressful time, especially if you are the host for inlaws and extended family. With so much to do, cleaning the house may seem like an overwhelming task. The most difficult part is deciding where to start. Here is the ultimate cleaning guide to help you and your family prepare for the holidays. Follow this guide for step by step instructions on how to clean the most essential areas of your home.
The Ultimate Guide for Holiday Cleaning:
1. Remove the Clutter
I know many of you don’t mind a cluttered home, but an organized home can actually reduce stress.
According to verywellmind, “Living in a cluttered home can create constant low-grade stress and subtly but steadily drain your energy.”
The last thing you need during the holiday season is unnecessary stress. Start the cleaning process by simply organizing the main areas of your home such as the living room, kitchen, hallway, dining room, and bathroom. Removing the clutter from these areas will make the cleaning process that much easier.
2. Vacuum and Dust
The truth is, your home is full of allergens and dust. Obviously, those things can lead to serious issues beyond making your house look gross. That’s why our second step is all about getting these things out of your home. It’s as simple as vacuuming and dusting regularly. Weekly will typically be enough, but it’s not a bad idea to vacuum and dust daily, especially during the holiday season when you’re more likely to be indoors for more hours of the day. Plus, who wants to invite guests over to dusty and allergen ridden home?
To really get rid of allergens and dust in your home, consider using our carpet cleaning service once every six months. We have a system that is proven to remove an average of 98% of non-living allergens from your carpet and upholstery.
3. Hard Surfaces
The next step involves cleaning the hard surfaces of your home which include countertops, mirrors, appliances, and more. A common household cleaner will suffice for your countertops. Window cleaner works best for mirrors and appliances. You will be surprised by the shine this simple cleaning will bring your home.
The fourth step is to clean the bathroom. This is the bathroom that your guests will use the most. Often a simple wipe down will suffice. Always make sure to clean the toilet and sinks. The last step involves the flooring which we will get to later in this blog.
Although vacuuming is a good start, carpets should be professionally cleaned a couple of times a year. The holiday season is a perfect time to deep clean your carpets with a carpet cleaning service. Not only will this improve the air quality of your home, but it will remove any lingering stains and odors. The best part is your carpets will dry within hours, allowing you to focus on the most important things.
In a place like Calgary, your choices for a professional carpet cleaner are seemingly endless. Finding out which one is right for you can be incredibly difficult. We don’t want to add to your stress, but since you’re already here reading out blog, why not take a second to see what sets us apart from other Calgary carpet cleaning services?
The last step involves cleaning the flooring in your home. First, sweep the flooring in areas that you will host. Next, mop the entire flooring. Mopping is the best method for wood flooring and tile. If your hardwood floor is dull or old then it may be time to book a wood refinishing service. This can restore the original shine and luster of your wood floors impressing the guests that you will host this year.
Now that you have completed this guide you can sit back and relax, except for all the other stress that the holiday season brings. Do yourself a favor and clean your home this holiday season, it will bring more peace during a stressful time.