It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time for hosting family, friends, and coworkers. Whether you have last minute guests coming, or you’ve been too busy to prepare for expected ones, we’d like to offer some holiday house cleaning help, with these easy tips.
Cleaning Tip 1: Big Things First
It’s easy to get caught up in the small details, wasting valuable time that we don’t have when guests are soon to arrive. Think about where guests will likely be, and focus there first. Prioritize what needs to be done and what can wait. Start laundry or put cleaning agents where they can sit, while you take care of other tasks. Start on your list in order without moving to the next thing until the first is done. Focus will help you get it all taken care of, with the most important tasks first.
For example: Clean bathrooms; put away dishes, wipe off counters, sweep kitchen; and dust & vacuum living room.
Cleaning Tip 2: Set a Timer
After you have prioritized what needs to be done, set a timer for about half the time you think you need to get it done. Race the timer and you’ll be surprised what you can get done. After the first area is cleaned, reward yourself with a crisp glass of ice water or piece of fruit for 3-5 minutes and then start on the next area.
For example: if doing dishes is first, set your timer for 5 minutes, take a short break and then move to wiping off counter tops and sweeping.
Cleaning Tip 3: Delegate
Where possible, delegate tasks to family members, housemates, or even hire a third party. Asking for help allows you to get more done in less time. If the details really matter, allow others to handle the bigger items while you fine tune.
The holidays are meant to be a time of connection, relationship and joy, not stress and burden. If you don’t have the time or interest in cleaning before guests arrive, give us a call, we are happy to do the cleaning for you, freeing up your time for what really matters. A Cleaning Service is an award winning residential cleaning company serving the Greater Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland areas and would love to earn your trust. Read our reviews, or call us for more information or a quote today, and let us help you make your holiday season merry and bright!