Gearing up for the holidays? Try these cleaning tips to make it easy!
Disclosure: I am partnering with Mean Green. All opinions are my own.
The Holiday’s Are Here!
It is my favorite time of the year! The holiday’s are here, but with that, comes hosting duties, stress and an overwhelming need to get everything done. When the holiday’s approach, everyone feels the stress, they feel the need to make sure their homes are warm, inviting and ready for guests. It can be so overwhelming.
I wanted to help my readers prep for the holidays with some tips to help clean so hopefully you can be a bit more stress free during this busy holiday season.
Holiday Cleaning Tips
Cleaning is one of those stressors that many people fixate on as the holiday’s approach. I remember watching my mom spend weeks prepping our home for 1 day. Stress was high, but she found ways to really make the process of cleaning our home quick and efficient. I wanted to share those tips with you.
- Break Areas into Chunks: My mom would always pick one task to accomplish at a time. So she would do all the pick up of toys at once. Then she would move to laundry for everyone, then counters, dishes, dusting, bathrooms, floors, etc. She told me one time that it was easier for her to get into a groove with one task at a time and it would go quicker than if she just worked in one room at a time. I have applied this chunking to my own home and I can attest that it takes much less time and make things easier.
- Start NOW: Want to even out your stress, start that cleaning now. It is much easier to keep the home clean then it is to do it all at once, while you are also trying to prep a meal, get your family ready and keep your sanity. I pick up my home every single day. Toys go in bins, dishes in the dishwasher and counters are wiped down. In addition, we have a cleaning schedule that keeps our home in tip top shape.
- Hire Help: No shame here, some of us are just slammed busy and cleaning has to take a backseat. There are TONS of companies out there that are offering specials during the holidays to get your home shining.
- Stock Up on Supplies: Cleaning is always easier when you have supplies on hand. I always have our Mean Green Kitchen at the ready so that I can wipe down counters. Every level of our home has cleaning supplies (yes I have three vacuums and brooms), the bathrooms have their own supplies as well. Stock up, use those coupons and you won’t have excuses to not clean up.