Holiday Cleaning How-To Guide for Nashua Residents
The holidays are fast approaching, and many of us can feel overwhelmed with preparing our homes for guests. This short cleaning list breaks down the key zones to focus on in each room.
1: Sparkling Kitchen for the Holidays
Kitchen Cleaning Priorities:
Clear countertops of clutter and wipe them down.
Clean kitchen appliances.
Empty and clean the refrigerator.
Supply disposable take-out containers for guests
The heart of holiday gatherings often centers around the kitchen. To create a festive and inviting space, start by decluttering countertops and giving them a thorough wipe-down. Next, pay special attention to kitchen appliances, especially the microwave and oven, which get a lot of use during a holiday gathering. Finally, ensure a fresh start for your holiday feasts by emptying and cleaning the refrigerator, and disposing of any expired items. When cleaning the kitchen, it’s important to use a cleaner that is safe for these food contact surfaces. At Sage Grove Housekeeping, we use our favorite all purpose cleaner on kitchen surfaces made from castile soap, water, and essential oils. It’s not only food-safe, but eco-friendly!
2: Gleaming Bathrooms for Festive Cheer
Bathroom Cleaning Priorities:
Scrub and disinfect surfaces and fixtures
Clean and sanitize the toilet and shower
Refresh towels and replace toiletries for a welcoming touch.
Prepare your bathrooms for holiday guests by focusing on key areas. Start with a thorough scrub and disinfection of surfaces, including countertops, sinks, and faucets. Sage Grove Housekeeping uses a botanical disinfectant that is eco-friendly, and leaves a pleasant citrus and herb scent! Give extra attention to the showers and toilets by wiping away any hair, soap scum, or debris from the hidden nooks and crannies. Finally, add a welcoming touch by refreshing towels and replacing toiletries for a festive and inviting atmosphere.
3: Holiday-ready Dining Room Elegance
Dining Room Cleaning Priorities:
Dust and clean light fixtures or chandeliers above the dining area.
Clean and polish the dining table and chairs. Set out a festive tablecloth!
Vacuum and spot clean the carpet or sweep and mop the floor.
Create an elegant and festive dining experience for your guests! Start by dusting and cleaning any light fixtures or chandeliers above the dining area to ensure a warm and inviting ambiance. Move on to polishing and cleaning the dining table and chairs, and laying out a seasonal tablecloth and centerpiece. Finish by giving the floor a thorough clean—vacuum and spot clean the carpet or sweep and mop the floor for a spotless setting.
4: Cozy Bedrooms for Holiday Tranquility
Bedroom Cleaning Priorities:
Change and refresh bedding.
Supply necessities for your guests, such as a luggage rack and hangers
Dust and clean all surfaces.
Vacuum carpets or clean floors to eliminate dust and allergens.
Many of us are hosting guests this holiday season. Transform bedrooms into cozy retreats with fresh bedding and a touch of holiday decor. Bring out some necessities for your guests such as fresh towels and face cloths, a luggage rack, and extra hangers. Dust and clean all surfaces, paying extra attention to dressers and nightstands. Complete the transformation by vacuuming carpets or cleaning the floors, ensuring a clean and allergen-free space for holiday relaxation.
5: Warm and Welcoming Living Room
Living Room Cleaning Priorities:
Clean and fluff pillows and cushions on sofas and chairs.
Dust and clean electronics, shelves, and any holiday decorations.
Vacuum upholstery and carpets for a fresh and inviting feel.
Set the stage for holiday gatherings in the living room by focusing on key areas. Begin by dusting electronics, shelves, and any holiday decorations. Cleaning and fluffing pillows, blankets, and cushions on sofas and chairs create a cozy and welcoming touch. Finally, vacuum upholstery and carpets to ensure a fresh and inviting feel for your guests. Light a few seasonal candles and let the festivities begin!
If you’re tackling cleaning yourself this holiday season, following this guide will surely give you stellar results for a clean and peaceful holiday home. And if you’d rather check cleaning off your to-do list, give Sage Grove Housekeeping a call!