The holidays are approaching, you might feel a bit overwhelmed by all the things you have to make time for. Family members are gathering, and if you’re hosting, you don’t want to ruin the holiday spirit with a dirty and cluttered house. Here are our best tips for how to prepare for the holidays, either by doing all the work yourself or turning to cleaning services NYC services.
First of all, purge. Get rid of everything you don’t like or use and you’ll feel like you have so much more space afterward. The second step is preparing for the cleaning itself. That means gathering the cleaning products and making sure you have everything you need for a thorough cleaning. Make a list of all the different areas you are planning to clean that needs their individual products such as windows, floors, bathroom, outdoor area, furniture, etc. Each material needs its product, and you may want to stock up on cloths, wipes, gloves, dust pans and more. If you prefer, you can also hire a cleaning services NYC company; they will do all the prep work for you as well as the cleaning itself.
Start with the higher located areas in your home such as ceiling lamps, shelves, and countertops. When you dust/wipe them off, some residue will inevitably be spread around and eventually land on your floor, which is why you want to wait with the vacuuming until the next step. If you want to change sheets, wash throw pillows, blankets, and curtains, it is also a good idea to do that before vacuuming. Fabrics collect a lot of dust, so even if you just want to shake them off, do it now.
Vacuum the residence and pay particular attention to rugs and carpets. Check ceilings and nooks for spider web which can also efficiently be removed with a vacuum cleaner. When the vacuuming is done, it is time to wash the floor using the appropriate cleaning product for your material. Wood will be damaged by products that are made for other purposes and cannot handle as much water as tiles can. Floor tiles are extremely durable and relatively easy to clean, but they may need a special product for the grout in-between.
As a finishing touch, it’s always nice to add a scent to your clean home. Room sprays and scented candles are efficient ways of making your home smell nice, but you can also put together some ingredients from your kitchen and boil them in water. A mix of cinnamon, apples and ginger will have your home smelling great for the fall and winter, for example.
There is no need to run yourself rampant. Surround yourself with family and friends and have a great time. Turn over the stress of tedious tasks to cleaning services NYC services. Remember to take breaks and have a great time and be merry!