The holidays almost always come as a surprise to most of us. You are usually so occupied with many things that the impending visits from friends and family could be totally forgotten. Time slips away, and before you know it, you have just one hour to put your 'affairs' in order before they show up. You can't possibly clean everywhere, so now you have to figure out priority areas to tidy up.
This article will help streamline your efforts by showing you the priority areas to clean and how to do so in the shortest time possible, just before your holiday guests arrive. Learn the best places to spend that last one hour to set the perfect tone for your visitors' stay in your home.
High touch surfaces are areas or surfaces visitors come in contact with more than others. You must ensure to wipe down and disinfect such surfaces, not just for aesthetic value, but also because you want your guests to stay healthy by limiting the spread of germs. Some of the priority areas you should quickly wipe clean include;
Your entryway quite literally introduces your guests to your home, offering a first impression. Here are some ways to quickly organize your entryway in anticipation;
This is one area you must not ignore because guests would likely call on the bathroom at some point. Here is a bullet list of quick things to do for the bathroom;
For a more comprehensive clean, you can read our post on tips for cleaning your bathroom.
This is mainly for overnight guests. Your guests will feel welcome to stay over if the guest room is in proper order. The simple ways to quickly prepare this include;
This area is so important in hosting guests no matter the duration of their stay. This is because the kitchen is always the center of festivities during the holidays. Holiday guests usually converse, try to help with the cooking, help themselves with beverages, or throw away trash. The simple ways to quickly clean your kitchen include;
With this guide, you’re well on your way to ensuring your guests don’t have to be uncomfortable in your home. You can follow these recommendations and simply call in the big guns after your guests have left. And by "big guns," we mean US!
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