Everyone enjoys a good Christmas party, but for the host, the aftermath might completely ruin the holiday mood. Wine stains, confetti, food leftovers and wrapping paper all over your home can be extremely difficult to clean up and may take days before you get your home back in order. No doubt, post-holiday cleaning is one of the most tiresome chores.
However, the longer you put off post-holiday cleaning the more difficult it will be. Everyone wants to relax and watch Christmas movies on Netflix, but the mess will still be there no matter how hard you wish it to go away. And if you don’t want to hire a professional cleaning service like Barrie Modern Cleaners, it’s time to roll up your sleeves.
One thing is for sure: you’ll feel a lot better in a clean home and can enjoy the holiday to the fullest. Start sorting out the mess early so you can enjoy the time off with your family instead of stressing over a messy home.
In this article, we are going to give you a handy guide of how to clean your home after a Christmas party.
Start With The Refrigerator
With all the dinner parties you’ve hosted (or attended) your fridge is bound to be full of holiday food leftovers. If you haven’t already, make sure to clean up the fridge. A lot of people hate this part of the cleaning process, as they are torn between the smell of food gone bad and feeling bad about throwing away the food that took way too much time to prepare.
But it is a task that’s still going to be there, so better get a head start before the food stinks up the entire refrigerator. Start from one shelf and work your way up or down. Have a trash bag closely and a scented candle to kill the unpleasant smell.
Once you’ve thrown away all the food that has gone bad, wipe the fridge with a cleaning product and put the rest of the food back in the fridge.
In order to make sure you won’t have to do this, make sure you prepare just enough food for anyone. It’s easy to get carried away and prepare four different main dishes for a six-member family dinner. In this case, make sure you pack the leftovers for your guests to bring home so it doesn’t go to waste.
Get Your Bathroom Back in Shape
For all your guests at the holiday dinner, your bathroom is sure to take a heavy toll. Fortunately, cleaning the bathroom is as simple as following are few tips.
Start by cleaning the mirror and removing all the smudges and spots using a lint-free cloth. Use some baby oil to polish your fixtures and faucets. Clean the tub using grapefruit salt. Needless to say, but make sure you pay special attention to your guest bathroom.
Get the Carpet Stains Out
How many times have you had to deal with wine stains on the carpet or had to get the holiday dessert out of it? With all the guests, these accidents are not that uncommon.
Knowing which products to use is half the battle. It’s best to use natural home cleaning practices as often as you can such as using white wine to get red wine stains out or using meat tenderizer for cooking spills. White vinegar is also useful for a number of different stains. Make sure to clean the titles and hardwood floors as well.