Christmas is fast approaching, but before you get too excited, you might want to have a look around your house. Are you confident it’s going to be ready for the holidays?
Don’t get stuck cleaning your house at the last minute. Follow these five tips to enjoy the holidays when they arrive.
Clean, don’t decorate
Don’t get side tracked with Christmas decorations. It’s hard not to get excited when preparing for Christmas, but while you still have time, keep your priorities in order. Leave the decorations in boxes while you’ve got your cleaning supplies out.
Top to bottom
Starting at the top means you can work your way down and won’t end up having to clean things twice. No matter how much time you have to clean, if you give yourself a place to start and a place to finish, it’s not hard to keep going.
Squeegee, don’t wipe
Windows can be daunting, but you don’t have to invest much money to decrease the time you spend cleaning them. By investing in a squeegee, you will find it’s one chore you can noticeably speed up.
Clean your fridge
There are always leftovers during the holiday season, so clear out the fridge early. Keeping it organized means there is less chance of food spilling or spoiling.
Blast the Christmas music
There is nothing quite like Christmas music to lift your spirits. Get your favorite Christmas playlist ready to go while you clean. Being reminded that you are working ahead to make the holidays more enjoyable is good incentive to get the job done.
The season is full of enough stress; don’t add cleaning your house to it. Whether you are planning weeks in advance or prefer to procrastinate, use the above tips to make sure your home is ready for the holidays. When you are finished, you can relax with your family or receive guests.