The holiday season can be a beautiful time but also a messy one. From family visits and parties to decorations and holiday dinners, keeping a clean home during the most wonderful time of the year is a daunting task. With the holidays quickly approaching, we thought it’d be best to walk you through some of the best ways to keep your home in top-shape this season. By following these tips, you can help reduce the amount of clutter around your home, allowing you to spend less time cleaning and spend more time with the people that matter most. Let’s get started!
Tip #1: Clean Your Home Before Decorating
Decorations can add a whole new element to your home but also limit your amount of space. Depending on your type of home, you may not have the space for both your favorite Christmas tree and loveseat. This means a decision has to be made. Try to remove as much clutter as possible before setting up your decorations to avoid limited space throughout your home. Cleaning your home prior to decorating also leaves you with less to do when it comes to reverting things back to their original state.
Tip #2: Try Not to Go Overboard With Decorations
Remember that the more of a mess that you make, the harder it is to clean up. As much as you may love to decorate your home, try to keep things to a minimum to prevent being stuck with a large mess. Rarely do people find taking down decorations as fun as putting them up. Just keep in mind that no matter how beautifully decorated your home looks now, it will all have to come down eventually.
Tip #3: Clean Up Messes As You Make Them
This one is dedicated to those preparing holiday dinner this year. One of the best ways to not get stuck with a large mess after cooking all day is to clean little by little as you make messes. This means cleaning pots and pans as soon as you’re done using them instead of waiting until the end of the night. You can also apply this tip to other things outside of cooking to make managing messes much easier.
Tip #4: Clear Off Surfaces Regularly
If your countertops and tables are messy then consider your home messy. During the holidays your surfaces will be home to food, decorations, wrapping paper, and practically anything else that is consumed during this festive time. By keeping your surfaces free of clutter, you can improve the overall cleanliness of home.
Tip #5 Create a Cleaning Schedule
Conquering the holiday season is all about your ability to stay organized. Create a cleaning schedule so that you know exactly what needs to get done and when. Cleaning schedules allow you to allocate your time efficiency to ensure that you accomplish your goals and still have time to enjoy holidays.
Don’t get stuck with a huge mess this holiday season. By following these tips, you can spend your holidays doing what you love while keeping a clean and beautiful home.