Whenever the holidays come around, many of us get right into spring cleaning mode. It can quickly become overwhelming, with the amount of tasks you want to accomplish before the holiday starts seeming infinite. However, it truly does not have to be a stressful experience, and if you organize yourself correctly, it can even be a fruitful and enjoyable process. This is how to get your home in order in time for the holidays.
Time For A Deep Clean
We all put off doing a serious deep clean, and holiday cleaning, especially if you’re anticipating guests, can be the perfectly opportunity for this. Take this as the time to clean all those neglected spots in your home. If you really despise cleaning or cannot find the time to do it yourself, consider hiring help for this time of the year, even if you don’t usually hire cleaning professionals.
Rearrange and Decorate
You’d be surprised as how much rearranging your furniture can have a major impact in your home’s interior design. You can try out different configurations until you find what feels right to you. Now for the fun part — it’s time to add some festive decor! You can be as minimalistic or go overboard as you like.
Do Things Ahead of Time
Try to plan out everything you need to do and then space it all out. This helps avoid becoming overwhelmed and even worse, running out of time. If you schedule in a few bits at a time, you’ll be finished right on schedule. For things that can be done ahead of time, definitely do it, that way you can cross things off your list and watch it shrink as the holidays are approaching, as opposed to heading into the holiday season with anxiety over getting everything done.
Keep Stock of Things
This is true especially if you’re hosting: make sure you have enough of the basics like toilet paper, napkins, and drinks. When the holidays roll around, nobody wants to run around finding the one store that happens to be open that day. Making sure you have all the essentials ahead of time eliminates this completely and can help you feel secure knowing that you have all of the basics covered.
Post Guest Cleanup
If you do end up having guests over, there are a few ways to help make cleaning up a bit easier. Clear out the table and get them clean as soon as possible. Nobody likes dealing with stinky food that’s dried onto plates days after a dinner party, and you’ll be so thankful you took care of it right away. Put away leftovers immediately, and then quickly disinfect your bathroom. You can take care of other things later, but if you do these two things, you’ll already feel much better right away.