clean house checklist

Getting ready for a holiday is incredibly stressful. In fact, more than 69 percent of Americans feel that they never have enough time to get things ready.

For many households, the biggest challenge and most time-consuming task is cleaning the house. But cleaning doesn’t have to be as intense and stressful as you think.

Here’s a simple clean house checklist to help you get your home ready for any holiday.

Get Rid of Clutter

Your house can be as clean as possible, but if you have clutter, it will always feel dirtier than it really is. Take the time to get rid of excess clutter in each room.

Move junk off the countertops. Put away unneeded or unwanted knickknacks, and get rid of items you no longer use.

If you’re decorating for the holiday, keep decorations to a minimum. You can still have a huge impact without making your space feel junky.

Dust and Vacuum Each Room

Did you know that more than 50 million people suffer from allergies? Though many people suffer from seasonal allergies to plants, far more have problems with dust and pollen that makes its way inside the home.

Keep your guests and your family breathing comfortably by dusting hard surfaces in each room. Then, vacuum the floors and carpets throughout the house the morning before you have guests over.

This way, everything will be fresh and clean when they arrive.

Wipe Down the Windows

Believe it or not, even your window panes can get dusty indoors. And the dustier they get, the less natural light you’ll have in each room.

Take some time to wash at least the inside of your windows. If you have time, try to wash the outside of the windows as well. This will instantly make each room brighter and more welcoming.

Clean the Mirrors

Mirrors are one of the most overlooked parts of the home when it comes to regular cleaning. You see them every day and the water spots start to disappear from your view the more often you walk by.

While getting ready for the holiday, grab your trusty glass cleaner and give the mirrors a good scrub down. If you don’t have a dedicated glass cleaner on hand, use a damp microfiber cloth or a homemade vinegar cleaner and wipe the spots and dirt away.

Air Out the Cushions and Pillows

Pillows and couch cushions see a lot of use. And that means they start to absorb the smells in your home. Over time, they can even start to smell musty or stale.

Take the pillows and cushions out of their covers if possible and air them out in the sun. The UV rays will kill most bacteria, mold, and mildew which contribute to unwanted odors.

If you’re feeling industrious, wash the covers and dry them in the sun for added freshness.

Use This Clean House Checklist

Deep cleaning your home can make getting ready for any holiday stressful. This clean house checklist will give your guests the idea that you’ve deep cleaned without forcing you to do everything in a single day.

But if you’re feeling overwhelmed and just need a little extra help cleaning your house in preparation for your party or out-of-town guests, drop us a line.

Our cleaning pros will get your home looking spic and span in no time.