Holiday Cleaning Made Easy

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The holidays are here, and it’s time to clean the house to make way for decorations, company and family dinners. You may be stressing as you try to get everything cleaned and in order, but there is an easier way. Here are a few methods you can employ to make the holiday cleaning go faster.

Tell the Kids You’ll Decorate When the House is Clean

The fastest way to get kids to pitch in and help is to offer the right motivation. If you have a house that needs cleaning and kids who are anxious to put up the tree, tell them you won’t open a single bin or box until the house is clean and ready. They’ll be more agreeable to pitching in when there’s such a grand prize waiting at the end.

Prioritize and Make Decisions in Advance

It’s easy to get sidetracked when cleaning, but this is not really the time to start organizing linen closets or purging the pantry. Focus on the visible areas where your decorations will go. The bedrooms need cleaning, but you can drop them to the bottom of the list for now. In the interest of getting ready for the holidays, focus on the living room, family room, kitchen, foyer and bathrooms.

Clean as you Decorate

Another option is to clean as you decorate the house. Before you head out for the tree, clean the area it will go in and vacuum the floor. When it’s time to put the nativity on the table on the foyer, clean and polish the foyer. If you’re putting candles in the windows, clean and polish the glass as the decorations go into place. While you won’t get the entire house clean, you will get the main areas ready and decorated.

Give Yourself Permission to Take Shortcuts

You normally take down every knick knack and polish it when you dust, but you just don’t have time right now. Give yourself permission to take a few shortcuts. Dust around items instead of moving everything, and do a quick polish instead of the detailed work you normally invest in. The focus is going to be on the decorations, so a few shortcuts won’t hurt.

Bring in the Pros

Another option is to invest in professional cleaning services. You don’t have to have a contract to invite a cleaning crew into your home to help you get ready for the holidays. A cleaning service won’t have to take shortcuts or skip areas. They can get your entire house clean from top to bottom, so you’ll be ready for company and prepared for the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

The holidays are a time for celebration and visiting with family and friends. However, they can turn into a period of stress if you’re trying to do everything at once. While there are ways to make your holiday cleaning easy, the simplest solution is to bring in the professionals and let them scrub the floors and clean the windows. They’ll make sure your house is ready for decorations, surprise visitors and your annual party. Call 1st Class Cleaning today to schedule your cleaning services and make sure that your home is ready for the holidays.

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