As a new homeowner, you finally have the space to host at your place. Now, it’s time to share this moment with your family and friends and celebrate with a housewarming party. When opening your home to guests, you want to leave a great first impression. To do so, a clean home is a great way to start. With a clean home, your guests are more inclined to feel relaxed and comfortable and sit back and have a drink or two. This is why getting a head start on cleaning and using the best cleaning hacks to ensure your home is spotless is a must.
In all occasions, one thing to think about is cleaning style and how much time you have. Are you in a rush because guests are on the way? Or do you have a little time to deep clean and get every spot? No matter your style, here are some important tips to make sure all areas are clear of dust, dirt, and debris.
How To Clean Your House Before Guests Arrive
Identify the areas of your home that will be most used. Typically, guests use a few areas of your home at social gatherings, such as the kitchen, bathroom, living room, and patio area during summertime, if you have one. However, cleaning guidelines are standard no matter where guests are. These are areas you want to focus on for spotless cleaning and not have to worry about when guests are occupying the space.
Your kitchen, living room, and bathroom will all need your attention. Avoid splitting your attention among areas that may never be used or seen, like your bedroom or the laundry room.
Here are some cleaning tips for these specific rooms:
- Deep clean and declutter your fridge by removing expired foods and wiping down the doors and surfaces.
- Dust and wipe down all surfaces including countertops, hand soap dispensers, picture frames, and blinds.
- Wash and clean glassware because a party calls for drinks.
- Clear the air space with a diffuser and then create an aroma with a lit candle or room spray.
- Sweep and mop the floors and hallways.
- Vacuum the couch and remove all food crumbs from nights before.
Clean As You Go
This strategy will save a lot of time on the day of hosting. For example, if you made a huge meal the night before, instead of waiting to tackle the dishes and leaving them overnight, clean the mess right after you’ve made it. This method will prevent messes from piling up, and you won’t find yourself procrastinating until the end of the week to get it done. This will also help you avoid cleaning right before guests arrive. Now, cleaning dishes is one less thing you have to worry about and the kitchen space is half way done.
Utilize the Time you Already Have
Instead of scheduling a specific time to clean up your mess, do it while you have the time. When you wake up in the morning and use the bathroom, go ahead and wipe down the faucet, countertops, and clean the mirror. You may also want to make sure the soap dispenser is refilled, towels are clean, and you’re all stocked up on paper towels and toilet paper. It’ll only take an extra few minutes, and it’s a great way to simplify tasks and eliminate those nerves before the social gathering.
Planning ahead is always a good idea to eliminate stress leading up to a big event. Pre-cleaning is similar to tidying up. So what does that look like?
- Picking up toys or stuffed animals that are misplaced
- Placing clothes into the laundry basket before throwing them in the washer
- Adjusting pillows on your couch before you vacuum the floor
This method involves opening up the space before you actually begin cleaning to make it easier. It makes a huge difference on the eye and can save time when you circle back to began your cleaning process.
Save time and feel confident in your home when sharing it with guests, no matter the occasion. Use these tips to make cleaning your process trouble and stress free so you can enjoy cherished moments with family and friends.
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