If you think cleaning before Thanksgiving is stressful, doing it afterwards can be a total nightmare. As much as you try you can’t handle everything while you have guests in the house. The only thing you can do during their stay is wash dishes and change towels or empty trashcans. This is the limit of your cleaning chores which are enough considering all of your duties around the people you have at home. We know it can be fatiguing and the last thing you want to do once after you have them left the house, is cleaning. Nevertheless, it’s necessary. But it is not necessary to take you a lot of time. Follow these simple steps and give yourself time to relax.
For speed cleaning the first important think is to schedule your chores. Make a list and set definite time you’ll need to do it. Try to stick to the schedule. If you have time left and you’re not tired, you can do some extra work.
Start Room by Room
Guest room. Look around for something left by your guests. After that, pick up everything from the floor and put it in order. Change the sheets and put the old ones in the hamper. Next wipe, vacuum, and mop the floor. Cleaning team Hampstead suggests that you could wipe faster when you do it clockwise. This is enough until next time you have guests.
Kitchen. Wash the dishes, polish and leave them in order. If you have dishwasher, load them and while it’s running you can start doing something else. Scrub and wipe the sink, the oven and everything else which looks more dirty than usual. Now you only need to vacuum the floor and mop it. If there is food on the floor you may need to sweep it first.
Living room. Having everybody in the kitchen and the living room means that these rooms will take most time and effort. First of all, you have to remove the clutter. Wipe down everything! If you have hardwood flooring you may need first to quickly sweep the floor before mopping. For carpets, pick up the clutter, give it a quick vaccum and the work here is done!
Bathroom. Repeat everything you did before the holiday. Clean the toilet bowl and sink. Next, change the towels, empty the trash can and “voila!” the whole house is clean.
Here is a small tip to clean the floor quickly – Walk around the whole house with a basket and gather everything that doesn’t belong to the room you’re in or which place is in the trash can. You can leave this basket somewhere hidden and arrange everything later when you have more time. After that move all large items out of your way and after the floor is clean and dry move it back.
To remove stains faster you can use lemon and after that hot water to wash it out. If it is on place hard to be seen you can leave it now and do it another day. Focus on main surfaces and things easy to see.
After the most important cleaning chores after Thanksgiving are completed you can check if there is something left to be done in the closet or the hallway. Afterwards it is time for you to relax with a glass of wine to reward yourself for the good job.
Guest post by Demi Giles