If you’re like me, your house is a mess. There are piles of laundry on the floor and dirty dishes in the sink. Christmas only makes it worse! My relatives are coming over soon and I need to get everything ready before then. Here’s how you can do it too:
Clean your floors
Cleaning your floors is one of the most effective ways to keep your house clean for Christmas. It’s also one of the least time-consuming and energy-intensive tasks you can do. Simply sweep and mop, or use a damp cloth if there are any spills on your floor. If you have a vacuum cleaner at home, it can be used to suck up dust from carpets, rugs and even hardwood floors (though the latter may need some extra scrubbing beforehand). A steam mop is another option if you want an easier way of cleaning up greasy stains on your kitchen tiles or bathroom tiles without leaving scum behind.
Get rid of clutter
Let’s start by taking a good look at your house. Ask yourself: “What would happen if it were on fire?” Now, is that pile of clothes in the corner going to help you? Is it something you need? If so, put it somewhere that’s not in the way so that if something does catch fire, you can get to it easily.
If not, consider getting rid of it. If something has been cluttering up your house for a while now and hasn’t earned its place in your home yet—if it isn’t useful or beautiful—getting rid of it could help make other things easier to find when they’re needed.
Clean the windows
Now it’s time to clean the windows! To start, you’ll need a squeegee. If you have an old window cleaner, this will probably work just fine. You could also use an old paint roller or even a credit card that has been run through the shredder (if it is small enough).
Once you’ve chosen your tool, grab your microfiber cloth and get ready to wipe away any streaks left behind by the squeegee. They should be gone in no time!
Don’t worry if there are still some dust particles stuck on top of the windows—we can take care of them next with paper towels. Here’s how: Take one clean piece of paper towel and fold it into quarters so that you have 4 thick sections in total; then carefully dab each section around where the dust particles are still sitting on top of your window panes so as not to damage them too much with too much pressure when wiping off excess moisture from cleaning process earlier
Fold the laundry
Because the holidays are about spending time with people you love, it’s important to make sure that your home is clean and ready for guests. Here are some tips on how to keep your house looking great in the midst of all the excitement:
Make sure there’s enough space for folding clothes. If you have a large family or host lots of holiday parties, consider buying an extra dresser or two so there will plenty of room for everyone’s laundry when it comes back from being washed. You don’t want to have to leave out piles of folded clothes on the floor because they haven’t found their way into drawers yet!
What should I do with my old clothes? If you’re struggling with how much space there is in your closet, consider donating some items that haven’t fit you in years—they’ll make someone else’s Christmas bright! You can also sell them at a consignment shop if they still seem trendy enough (or even if they don’t!).
How do I fold my clothes? Yes, there are different ways of folding things depending on what kind of item it is as well as its size and shape; try searching online for “how-to” videos before tackling this task yourself! And remember that socks should always be paired up before folding so they stay together when put away later—if one goes missing between now and then…
Put up Christmas decorations
Pick out a festive color scheme. Christmas decorations can be as simple or extravagant as you like, but it’s important to pick a color that fits with your decorating style.
Decorate the house. Once you’ve chosen a color scheme, it’s time to get started on putting up the tree and other decorations! Make sure that you have enough space in which to store them all when they’re not in use; remember that some things need to be taken down before certain holidays come around so as not to take away from their original intended purpose (i.e., don’t put up Halloween stuff if you live in December). Also keep fire hazards in mind: don’t hang anything too close to candles or heaters.
Here’s how to keep everything in order before your relatives come over.
Clean the floors. It’s easier to dust and vacuum in a neat, clean room.
Get rid of clutter. Make sure there are no random items scattered around your home—having too much stuff makes it look messy and uninviting.
Clean the windows. It’s so easy to forget this step until it’s too late, but cleaning windows will make your house feel cleaner and more inviting! Just make sure not to use vinegar or any other harsh chemicals on them (you can use vinegar on wood surfaces instead).
Fold the laundry. Seriously, no one likes going through piles of unfolded clothes when they’re trying to find something specific for themselves or their kids (or even pets!). You’ll have fewer wrinkles in clothing if they’re folded properly before they’re put away or hung up in closets/garages/etc., which also means less ironing later on down the road when you don’t have time for such things during this busy season!
Put up Christmas decorations early so that when guests come over for dinner parties later down the line, everything looks nice without having spent all day working on getting everything perfect beforehand–which means more time spent actually enjoying being together as family members rather than stressing about whether people will think we’re doing enough work around here!”
We hope this has been a helpful guide to keeping your house clean and ready for Christmas. If there’s anything else you want to know about preparing for the holidays, we encourage you to comment below!
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