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Cleaning After the Holidays (2018 Holiday Cleanup Guide)

on Nov 7, 2018

Ah, the holidays. A time filled with warm family gatherings, lots of food, and in some homes gifts. It’s often said to be the most wonderful time of the year. But sometimes we often forget about the cleanup that happens after the holidays. Especially if the holidays weren’t hosted in our home. 

Below we’ve lined out everything you need to do to make your post-holiday cleanup as easy as possible.

Step-by-step post-holiday cleanup routine

1. Look for anything left behind

When attempting a post-holiday cleanup alone, the first thing you want to do is look for anything that anyone may have left behind. This could be a toy or even a scarf or a hat. Go around and check all areas so that you can set these items aside (If there are any) and return them to their owner.

2. Examine the common area closely for any accidents

The next thing you’re going to do is check the common area or any areas where you had your guests and make sure there isn’t any spills or accidents that you weren’t aware of at the time they occurred. If there are any be sure to treat them right away before cleaning up the rest of the house.

3. Start the laundry

If you had any overnight guests during the holidays, now is the time to go around and remove any sheets and blankets and throw them into the washing machine while you clean the rest of the house.

4. Grab your cleaning basket and get to work

Ok, so you’ve double checked the house for missing items, possible accidents, and started a load of laundry, now what? Now you can grab out your cleaning basket and get to work – room by room, top to bottom. 

Tips to help you keep a clean house during the holidays

Sometimes cleaning up after the holidays can be a huge pain. Consider these tips to help you keep a clean house during the holidays so post-holiday cleanup isn’t as bad:

  • Place a plastic wrap over the rugs and carpet to avoid dirt and spills
  • Buy disposable holiday serve ware so that you don’t have to worry about doing the dishes (you can even get recyclable wine glasses)
  • Keep the children contained in one area in order to prevent accidents and stuff being misplaced
  • Soak all the dishes you used for cooking in hot water and dish soap the night before you go to bed
  • Depending on your location you can opt to have to the party outside rather than inside

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