Do you clean for Christmas? Most of us do. We like to wake up on Christmas morning in a perfectly clean and tidy house. It means that we are free to enjoy our day, and it often gives us a chance to take on some of the big cleaning jobs that we might neglect the rest of the time. If you are hosting Christmas dinner, or entertaining guests at any other time over the holidays, you might be keen to make sure your home is at it’s best, ready to welcome visitors and give them everything that they need.
But, this often means that we are stressed out. We’ve got gifts to buy and wrap, cards to write, decorations to put up, and this determination to get all of our chores done and our houses sparkling just makes things worse.
Believe it or not, the simple act of having a checklist can help to make things more manageable. It means that you know what you’ve got to do and that you can get started earlier. Here are some of the things that you might want to clean before the big day.
Rugs and Carpets
You might hoover your carpets every few days, but we walk on them all of the time. Things are spilled and dropped, and our carpets and rugs are often a lot dirtier than we’d like to think. Shampoo carpets, and let Devine Rug Care take care of any rugs. Your home will automatically look brighter and smell fresher.
Dust and Cobwebs
You might dust or polish easy to reach sides and surfaces regularly too. But, what about your ceiling and other harder to reach areas? Get your feather duster out and get into those tough to reach spots.
Sofas and Chairs
Treat leather sofas with a leather treatment, remove covers from fabric cushions and pads, and wash according to manufacturer’s guidance. Whatever you can’t remove, gently sponge down with warm water and a mild cleanser.
Curtains and Blinds
Curtains and blinds are one of those things that we don’t clean as often as we should. If your curtains can be washed or dry cleaned, take them down as wash carefully. Blinds are usually easier to clean with a sponge and warm water, or a steam cleaner.
If you have guests staying over, you’ll want to deep clean guest rooms, change bedding, and make sure they are stocked with towels, spare blankets, and pillows, all of which should be fresh.
Of course, it’s up to you. If deep cleaning isn’t a priority, or you aren’t spending much of Christmas in your own house, leave your big clean until after the holidays. Or, if the idea of cleaning is causing you to worry, don’t do it. Hire a cleaner, or forget it until the New Year. Your guests are coming to spend the holidays with you; they won’t mind.