WHAT TO DO BEFORE INVITING GUESTS OVER

We are sure we are not the only ones thinking, is it that time of the year already?! At Awesome Cleaning, we know that you may be excited for the holiday season, but not as excited about the pre/post cleaning that needs to be done.

The beef, chicken, and turkey will be well cooked and served and the guests will come and go, but only one thing will be left pending – “the after holiday mess.”. We know the feeling, so we put together a few tips to help tackle the mess and cut through the pre/post cleanup stress.

Be Proactive – Predict the Damage that Might be Done

Before Brittany and her boyfriend or dad and mom start showing up, we suggest you walk through every room of your home and determine how much damage your guests are likely to do. Red wine stains, mud on the carpet, and spills on the upholstery should probably be part of your “worried” list. Find a way to have all guests eat and drink in the dining area only.
We know this might be very hard to do but we suggest that you try and notify them to reduce potential damage on your carpet.

Kitchens and Bathrooms!

Number one secret! Stay ahead by keeping the kitchen tidy! Letting pots, dirty pans, and dishes sit too long means they’ll be more difficult to clean later. Try to keep them washed before guests start showing up and when the eating starts – stay on course by keeping the cleaning going. However, if you forget to wash up immediately after dinner, start this chore as soon as the guests have said goodbye.

Allow stubborn dishes to soak while you tidy up the living room, but don’t let them linger overnight.

Your kitchen may be important – yes we agree because all the guests get to see it , but don't forget your bathroom is second to none. Give the toilets a detailed cleaning, take out the trash, and wipe down surfaces with a sanitizing wipe. Light a candle to make it smell good, sweep, and mop the floors with a microfiber cleaner.

Recruit Helpers!

Cleaning up before and after the holidays should not be a one person task. Crank up the tunes, and give every one of your guests a few tasks to complete. Get Mark’s fiancée to take out the trash or get mom to help pick up the kids’ mess. Having help means that the mess is gone in a short period of time. After everything is spic and span, give your helpers a treat as a way of saying thank you! A slice of pumpkin pie, hot cocoa, and the perfect holiday movie…or something along that line.

Get Help from a Professional

Usually getting ready for the guests might be very difficult; If the mess is more than you can handle, get professional help. A cleaning service will return your home to better-than-new shape in just a few hours while you unwind with a little holiday shopping or cocktails with a friend. If a full home cleaning isn’t in your budget, a cleaning service can at least handle the most difficult rooms while you tackle the rest.

Do NOT Forget the Carpet

You do not want to invite your guests over to a ‘clean’ house with dirty carpet smelling of that annoying pet odor —-ah! You can get some cheap supplies from Walmart. Spray and vacuum the carpet or better yet get a professional to steam clean it for you. You can visit www.TheAwesomeCleaners.com for more on carpet cleaning.

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