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How to Clean Your House for Christmas

How to Clean Your House for Christmas

The Christmas season comes along with heaps of tasks and responsibilities to take care of from gifts to décor, and groceries as well as cooking. It is easy to run out of time and not be able to clean your house for Christmas. However, one task that almost all of us delay till the last minute is that which requires keeping our house clean. But, you will have to ensure that your house is clean enough to keep guests happy in this holiday season. A thorough deep cleaning of your house can make a huge difference in how your holiday event goes.

The first thing that your guests will notice when they enter your house is the smell of your house and you will definitely want to ensure that it is good. Besides, all the effort you put into setting up your Christmas decorations will go to waste because they will definitely not look pretty in a messy house. Here are a few suggestions on how you can clean your house for the Christmas holidays:


The floor in your house whether it is carpeted or hardwood or even marble tiles, you need to ensure that it is squeaky clean before the guests arrive. Wash down a carpet-less floor with a mop, use a tile cleaner in the mop liquid. For carpeted floors you could send all your carpets in the carpet laundry otherwise just vacuum it thoroughly.


You definitely need to get all your glasses clean because you would not want your guests to be drinking out of dirty, smelly glasses. Christmas season is full of drinking and eating. Therefore, you must ensure that you clean your glasses with a clean sponge and some nice smelling dishwashing liquid.


You need to ensure that you make the meals even more appetizing for your guests by keeping your cutlery clean and shiny. A good tip is to rub the insides of banana peels along your silver spoons, knives and fork. Then wash with warm water to bring out the shine. Again, scrub with a nice smelling dish washing liquid to leave that after effect on the cutlery. We don’t use fancy silverware often but if you are entertaining around the holidays this is a good time while you clean your house for Christmas.


Clean towels are essential in every bathroom, especially the ones that your guests will be using. Ensure that you not only have clean and laundry-cleaned face towels but keep some mini hand towels as well. It leaves a lasting impression on your guests.


Your kitchen will be the busiest area of your house during the Christmas season while you entertain your guests with food and drinks. It is imperative that you keep your kitchen clean at all times. Empty out the garbage as soon as it piles up. Wash those dirty dishes as soon as they pile up. Mop the floor and keep wiping the counters off any spills or leftovers.


A messy and unclean toilet reflects a lot about a person without any words said. It is very important that you scrub the floors, toilet, bathtubs, counters and sinks thoroughly for each and every bathroom in your house to make sure that no matter which bathroom your guests end up in they open the door to a clean one. You could also install an automatic air freshener in the bathrooms so that it smells nice at all times.


Christmas is all about the décor. You would want to hang fairy lights and display your decorations on the windows as well. So make sure these windows are clean and tidy. Dust the cobwebs and dirt away and wipe the windows with a glass cleaner for cleaner looking windows.


Curtains add to the beauty of any room. Ensure that you have washed all of  your curtains before your guests arrive so that they are spotless. This is also a good time to clean your curtains as they should be cleaned periodically and we all often put this task off. Your décor will also look extra nice displayed alongside clean and brand new looking curtains.

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With all of these tasks to be completed don’t be afraid to use a local house cleaning service to get your house spotless as you entertain for the holiday season. We hope our list of items helps you clean your house for Christmas.

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