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Maintaining a clean home during the holidays

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. But they can also be a time of stress, particularly when it comes to keeping your home clean. From hosting holiday parties to having family stay with you, there are a lot of additional people and activities in your home during this time of year. And that means there’s a lot more mess to deal with.

If you’re looking for ways to keep your home clean during the holidays, read on for some tips from the pros at Way Finder Cleaning. We’ll share some of our best hacks for everything from dealing with extra laundry to cleaning up after parties.

Start with a plan

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. But they can also be a time of stress and mess. If you’re struggling to keep clean home during the holiday season, here are a few tips to help you out.

  • Start with a plan. Before the madness of the holidays begins, take some time to sit down and map out a cleaning schedule. Decide which areas of your home need the most attention and when you’re going to tackle them. Having a plan will help you stay on track and avoid feeling overwhelmed by the cleaning process.
  • Set aside some time each day for cleaning. Even if it’s just 15 minutes, dedicating a little bit of time each day to cleaning will go a long way in keeping your home tidy. And if you can involve your family members in the daily cleaning routine, even better!
  • Don’t wait until things are messy to clean them up. This is especially important in high-traffic areas like the kitchen and bathroom. If you wait until these areas are cluttered and dirty before starting to clean them, it will be much harder (and more time-consuming) to get them back into shape. Make sure to wipe down surfaces and do a quick once-over on these rooms every day or so.
  • Do a deep clean before guests arrive. If you’re expecting company for the holidays, make sure your home is spick and span. Hint, hint… consider out white-glove residential cleaning services.

Delegate tasks

Sometimes, it makes sense to delegate or hire our your home cleaning to a professional. Here are some tips for delegating tasks so you can focus on enjoying the season:

  • Make a list of all the tasks that need to be done in order to keep your home clean. This may include things like dusting, vacuuming, mopping, laundry, etc.
  • Assign each task to a specific family member, friend, or professional cleaning company. Be sure to give them a realistic deadline for when the task should be completed.
  • Follow up with each person to make sure the tasks are getting done. You may need to offer help or encouragement along the way.
  • If you have hired help for the holidays, be sure to communicate your expectations regarding keeping the home clean. Schedule regular check-ins to ensure they are meeting your standards.
  • Take some time for yourself! Delegating tasks does not mean you have to do everything yourself. Make sure to schedule some downtime so you can enjoy the holiday season stress-free!
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Set a schedule

When the holidays roll around, it’s easy to let your cleanliness standards slide. Between hosting parties and travelling to visit family, there’s not always time for cleaning. But a little bit of advance planning can help you keep your home clean during the holiday season.

One way to make sure your home stays clean during the holidays is to set a schedule. Dedicate certain days of the week to specific tasks, such as dusting on Mondays and vacuuming on Thursdays. If you have weekly cleaning services, see if they can come more often during the holidays.

If you’re having guests over, make sure your house is clean before they arrive. This will save you from having to do a last-minute scramble to tidy up before everyone arrives. And once your guests are gone, take some time to clean up any messes they may have left behind.

With a little bit of planning, you can enjoy the holidays without letting your home turn into a disaster zone. By setting a schedule and staying on top of things, you can keep your home clean and clutter-free all season long.

Put things away as soon as you’re done using them

The holidays are a busy time of year and your home can quickly become cluttered. A great way to keep your home clean during the holidays is to put things away as soon as you’re done using them. This will help prevent clutter from building up and make it easier to keep your home clean.

It’s easy for things to get left out when you’re busy entertaining guests or preparing for holiday parties. Take a few minutes to put away any items that you’re not using so they don’t end up becoming clutter. This will help you maintain a clean home during the holiday season.

Use every day items for decoration

There are many ways to decorate your home for the holidays without spending a lot of money. One way is to use everyday items for decoration. For example, you can use a vase or bowl as a centerpiece on your dining room table. Fill it with holiday-themed items such as mini trees, candles, ornaments, and ribbons. You can also use items like Christmas lights and garland to decorate your fireplace or mantle. And don’t forget about using holiday-themed towels and dishcloths in your kitchen and bathroom!

Get creative with storage

One of the most challenging things about keeping a clean home during the holidays is finding a place to store all the extra decorations and holiday items. If you don’t have a lot of extra space in your home, get creative with your storage solutions. Here are a few tips:

  • Utilize vertical space by hanging decorations on walls or doors.
  • Use empty suitcases or boxes to store out-of-season clothing or holiday items.
  • Get creative with furniture placement to create more storage space. For example, use a trunk as a coffee table and store blankets inside.
  • Invest in multipurpose storage solutions like ottomans with built-in storage or nesting tables that can be stacked when not in use.

By getting creative with your storage solutions, you can declutter your home and make it more peaceful and inviting during the hectic holiday season.

Final thoughts on maintaining a clean home for the holidays

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year, but it can also be a busy and stressful time. One way to help reduce stress and enjoy the holidays more is to keep your home clean and organized. These tips will help you maintain a clean home during the holidays so that you can focus on enjoying time with family and friends.

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