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Tidy up your home for Christmas

It’s that time of the year again, where you will be busy looking for gifts, wrapping gifts, decorating your tree and home, and ensuring the Christmas feels are there.

Keeping your home clean during this busy Season seems like a mission impossible, but we’re sharing top tips to lessen your worries and stress, and to have you enjoy this Season to the fullest.

1) Go around the house

Before you perform on any stage of cleaning, you should do a quick walkthrough around the house and take note of what needs to be done in each area of the house. Doing this will make the cleaning task easier and faster. You don’t need to waste your time guessing on what to do since you already know what to tackle. If you have someone to help you do the cleaning, you can also list down as to who will take care of certain chores. Instead of doing all the cleaning in one day, spread out the cleaning process for several days. Having a Christmas cleaning list will help you make your cleaning more organized and efficient at the same time.

2) D-E-C-L-U-T-T-E-R

Yes, declutter! The next thing you can do is to put everything back in its proper place.

Getting each room organized will speed up the cleaning process. You won’t have to waste time rearranging items or moving things from one area to another. By organizing your home, you will have a chance to clear things out. It may not be ideal during the holiday season, but a thorough clean-up will let you throw items that you don’t need anymore, thus giving you additional space for your Christmas decorations. You’ll be surprised how a clean-out can give your house a refreshing look. Doing this will let you enter New Year with a clutter-free house.

3) Take care of your carpet

Your carpet deals with an awful amount of dirt right from the moment it was installed, so you should not take it for granted. If you have a lot of guests coming over for a holiday, you should take care of your carpet since a dirty and soiled carpet will most likely stand out. You don’t want that. If you can treat your carpet on your own, go ahead. However, regardless of your efforts, if there is still dirt in your carpet, then invest in hiring professional carpet cleaners. Professional carpet cleaners have the tools and resources to get your carpet look brand new.

4) Clean ALL surfaces

Countertops will be getting a lot of attention during the Christmas season. Make sure you give them a deep clean before the big day. It’s essential to wipe kitchen surfaces right after you prepare your food. This is because uncooked meats have the tendency to leave germs and bacteria behind. Make sure to clean your countertops thoroughly before you get busy with cooking, so your kitchen won’t look unpleasant for your guests. Also polish your chairs, furnishings, and shelves. Remove the build-up dust and stains by using a damp cloth. You can also use a general all-purpose cleaner or make your own by combining vinegar and baking soda to form a paste and use it as a cleaner. Don’t forget to polish your dining table as well.

5) Clean your bathroom

Your bathroom will be used more this season, so ensure that you scrub the floor, wipe down the toilet, and shower. Remove any stain on the sink and counters. Disinfecting will help as there will be no need for re-scrubbing. Make sure that you put plenty of toilet papers and clean towels for your guests to use.