Cleaning Tips For The Holiday Season

Cleaning after ChristmasThe holiday season is upon us! And that means fun, family, and festivities! But, if you’re hosting the annual holiday get-together, then before you have all that fun, you probably have to do some cleaning. And if you’re not hosting, then it’s still worthwhile to have tips in your back pocket for the future.


The holiday cleaning task can be daunting and stressful, but luckily, we have you covered with some useful tips that could make your cleaning experience easier and merrier. Take some notes because you’ll definitely want to keep this advice handy.


Make A Go-To Cleaner

Switching between cleaners can stretch your time and money. Luckily there is an all-purpose cleaner that you can make with regular household items. Mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda and a quart of warm water. That’s all there is to it! Spray areas and wipe down with a sponge or cloth.


Get The Stains Out

If you’ve gotten marker stains on your wood from work or creative children, then try using toothpaste. Yes, it actually works and will get your wood to look brand new!


Also, if your walls are ridden with artwork or other discoloring, then scrub lightly with a damp sponge with dashes of baking soda.


Freshen Up The Disposal

Is there an unattractive aroma coming from your garbage disposal? Send a few lemon rinds through along with some cold water. It’s really that easy!


Pet Smells Stink

Pets are awesome, but sometimes they can leave an unpleasant smell around the house. Be sure to deodorize items around the house like couches, chairs, and dog beds. Spread some baking soda and let it sit for about 15 minutes, then vacuum for a smell-free outcome.


Clean Your Outdoor Furniture

If you live in an area where the climate is warmer, then your guests might want to slip out and enjoy some fresh air. First, add a little bit of dish detergent to a bowl of warm water, and then use it to wipe down outdoor furniture. Be sure to rinse off with a garden hose. You’ll get rid of the grime and create a clean and comfortable space for your guests.


The Cabinets Need Cleaning

A less obvious cleaning task is cleaning your kitchen cabinets. Often times grease from cooking will pile on and create a sticky and dirty situation. Mix a little bit of dish soap and warm water in a spray bottle. Then spray your cabinets and wipe away with a dry towel.


Carpet Stains Are Not Okay!

Carpet stains are probably the one of the worst cleaning problems to deal with, not to mention how much of an eye sore they can be. However, the toughest stains can come right out of your carpet with a mixture of one tablespoon of dish liquid and two cups of water. With a clean white cloth, blot the stain with the solution until it is absorbed into the cloth and is eliminated from the carpet. Finally, sponge the area with cold water and blot until dry with a clean cloth.


Awesome! Now you’re ready for the holidays, or at least are more ready than before. Happy holidays and good luck with your all of your pre-holiday chores!