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Holiday Cleaning for Thanksgiving

Holiday Cleaning Tips From QC Cleaning – Maid Service Pros

Holiday Cleaning can be hectic and time consuming if you don’t plan ahead!  Our already busy schedule are in overdrive for the holidays s0 cleaning becomes more and more difficult to fit in. Divide your holiday cleaning tasks up into small segments that can be accomplished in a short amount of time and won’t overwhelm. The goal would be to have all the heavy lifting done before the day of your event and then the day before or the day of the event, you would just have a few items to touch up.

You are in your house everyday, so looking at your house differently will help you clean better. Walk through your home as if you were a guest at a holiday party to look for items that you’d like to clean or put away.

Instead of trying to accomplish your holiday cleaning yourself, get some help. If your children are old enough or you have another helping hand, assign them some tasks that fit their ability levels and you can concentrate on the more involved tasks.

Some common items you’ll want to attend to:

  1. Wash Windows and Screens
  2. Mop or Wipe Baseboards
  3. Clean and Press Window and Shower Curtains
  4. Iron and Clean Bedspreads
  5. Deep Clean Bathrooms
  6. Straighten and Clean out Coat Closets
  7. Wash or steam clean rugs
  8. Clean Stove Top or Range
  9. Wipe Kitchen Cabinets
  10. Wipe down Small Appliances
  11. Clean out the Refrigerator
  12. Dust All Surfaces
  13. Clean the Kitchen Sink and disposal

Of course many of these items are included in our cleaning packages. But, if you are doing it yourself, hopefully this list will at least get you started.

Once you have all the large items done, keep them maintained until the event. The day of the event we have a 1 hour quick cleaning list to go through.

  1. Hang Fresh Hand Towels
  2. Fill up Soap Dispensers
  3. Sweep the Front Steps or Porch
  4. Clean any Front Door Glass
  5. Damp Mop Kitchen Floor
  6. Wipe Down Counter Tops
  7. Move all larger items to the back of the refrigerator
  8. Straighten Magazines and Books
  9. Straighten and Fluff Sofa
  10. Vacuum High Traffic Areas

For regular cleanings or a one time clean schedule an appointment with us today!

Holiday House Cleaning

Holiday Cleaning – Getting Your Home Ready For Guests

It’s the time of year again when many of us will be preparing our homes for guests to celebrate the holidays with! So what should we focus on cleaning around the house in anticipation without going overboard?

The entryways of your home are the very first area your guests will see. Sometimes doors themselves can be forgotten so in addition to the doormat and walkway outside, wipe down the front door for a nice appearance! After outside is taken care of, come inside to get started on the area where guests will take their coats off and possible their shoes.

The next two main areas of focus will be the family or dining room, where the guests typically talk and eat with one another, the other is the kitchen. People gather around the kitchen a lot during the holiday so make sure your fridge and sink are looking nice! Be sure the dining room table is clean, chairs are available for guests and the floors look nice in the living room!

Don’t miss the bathrooms! Last but certainly not least, make sure you bathrooms are nice and clean when you have your guests over and there are adequate toiletries. Clear off the sink counter top or vanity, wipe down the floor, shine up the toilet and the shower or tub too if it’s exposed!

So that does it for our quick tip for the holidays when preparing to have guests over, have fun with family leading up to the New Year!