The holidays are right around the corner and with the busy season comes crunch time. If your home is the host house for the celebrations, you may be anxiously cleaning your home for your guest’s arrival. With a lot to focus on, your mind may be going all different directions. Before you freak out, we have 5 last-minute tips for preparing your home for the holidays. Enjoy!
Tips for Preparing Your Home for The Holidays:
Tip #1: Let Their Be Light.
- During the holidays, your home will be filled with a lot more people than usual. That means that your lights are going to have to do extra work to keep the space bright. Before your guests arrive, be sure to wipe down your light fixtures. If you have detachable domes, you will want to run them through a rinse cycle in your dishwasher. Afterwards, carefully dry them off with a clean cloth to reduce the appearance of spots.
- While your domes are in the dishwasher, you can take a duster and wipe down your fans. This will allow the dust to fall on the ground rather than your clean light domes.
- Next, you will want to take an old, clean sock or rag to wipe down your blinds. Just spray a tiny bit of water onto the sock/rag and wipe in between the blinds. If you have curtains, you can shake them out to remove excess dust and dirt. Afterwards, be sure to run a vacuum to collect all of the dust on the floor.
Tip #2: The Ultimate Shine.
For a chemical-free cleaning solution on wood furnishings, mix together 1 part lemon oil with 1 part white vinegar. This will give your wood a beautiful shine without the use of harsh chemicals.
Tip #3: Cleaning The Cleaner.
Your dishwasher will see a lot of dishes over the holidays. Prepare it by placing one cup of baking soda to the base of your empty dishwasher. Leave the baking soda overnight. The next morning you will want to run it on a hot cycle with vinegar. Afterwards, be sure to clean out your dishwasher’s filter.
Tip #4: Microfiber Cloth + Water.
Wipe down your countertops with the simple hack of just using a microfiber cloth and water. This is a quick and easy solution for when you are in a hurry. Simply spray some water onto a microfiber cloth and wipe off your countertops. Afterwards, you will want to dry it off with your designated “drying” microfiber cloth. Voila, you have sparkling, clean counters for your guests.
Tip #5: Sparkling Faucets.
Do you want to add some natural shine to your faucets? Slice a lemon into two halves. Taking one half, you will run the lemon against your kitchen or bathroom faucets. The lemon will help make your faucets sparkle and provide a refreshing citrus scent.
We wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season.