Getting ready for the holiday season? While it might seem like it’s far away, winter is right around the corner and now is the time to start thinking about how to get your home prepared for the upcoming holiday season. Prepping for guests can be hectic and stressful, but with these five tips from Busy Bee Cleaning Company, your home will be sparkling clean just in time for that holiday party you’ve always wanted.
- Clean your entryway.
As we all know, the first space that people see when coming to your home is the entryway. Hanging a decorative wreath with berries or stringing some lights across the doorway are all quick and simple ways to get your entryway spruced up for guests. Sweep any cobwebs and dust that may have accumulated since fall, and throw down a new doormat if you can. Also, clean any glass that you might have on your front door, too.
- Freshen up with herbs.
Nothing smells better in a home than some fresh cut lavender and chamomile. Herbs are an inexpensive and non-toxic way to freshen up your home for the holiday season. If you don’t have access to fresh herbs, you can use essential oils, too. Get a spray bottle and fill it with about twenty drops of lavender essential oil, and a teaspoon of vodka. Fill the rest with water and then spray to your heart’s content. Lavender is a great stress-reducer. It also helps with relaxation. If you have dried herbs and baking soda, you can grind both and make a great non-toxic vacuum powder. Other great holiday essential oils to try out include peppermint, pine, and fir.
- Empty the dishwasher.
If you have a dishwasher, make sure that you load the dishes the night before and then unload them as soon as you get up in the morning. If you don’t have a dishwasher, simply hand wash your dishes and then set them on a drying rack to dry overnight. If you need help preparing for your next holiday party, why not call Busy Bee Cleaning Company? We can help you with residential cleaning services in Newtown Square, PA so that you’re as ready as ever for guests.
- Clean your couch.
For many people, the couch is a central piece of furniture in the home. Because of this, it can get really dirty. Pull off the pillows and vacuum underneath, making sure to get down in any crevices that could be harboring crumbs or, if you’re lucky, money. Next, add some alcohol to a spray bottle with a little water and spot clean any areas that have nasty stains or scuffs.
- Clear the paper clutter.
Paper is a big clutter producer in many homes. To prepare for your holiday season, you should first sort through your mail. Find a box to put only the important papers in and then toss the rest. You want to make sure that the papers don’t take over your home, which often happens. This holiday season, remember that Busy Bee Cleaning Company is available for house cleaning services near Devon, PA if you need us. We’re always ready to help you get set for the holidays.