Stress levels are at an all-time high as people try to get their homes clean and presentable for their guests. This is why Fresh Tech Maid has made a thorough list for homeowners to follow when cleaning their home in anticipation for the holidays.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 20, 2017
FreshTechMaids.com, the most awarded cleaning service in the Chicagoland area, has recently released their top tips for preparing the home for the holiday season. With Thanksgiving a couple of weeks away, and Christmas and New Year’s right around the corner, this is a topic that is on the minds of many who will be welcoming family and friends into their homes.
Stress levels are at an all-time high as people try to get their homes clean and presentable for their guests. The pressure is on to impress! This is why Wells Ye, owner of Fresh Tech Maid, has made a thorough list for homeowners to follow when cleaning their home in anticipation for the holidays. Below are a few tips, and the remainder can be found at https://freshtechmaids.com/preparing-home-holidays-tips-cleaning-pros-fresh-tech-maid/.
Make a Good First Impression
The first thing your guests will see when they come to your home is your door and entryway. As such, make sure to pay extra attention to this area so everyone will have a positive first impression. This will probably mean doing a deeper clean than you normally would, but it’s worth it to have a sparkling clean entryway! Start by thoroughly vacuuming or sweeping the entranceway, making sure to get in all the cracks and corners. Next, mop and scrub the floor, the door and doorframe, and any windows around the door. Make sure to clean and shake out the entry mat and dust any decorations that may be nearby.
The Busiest Area is the Bathroom…
Having family over for the holidays means that the bathroom is going to be seeing a lot of traffic! This is the number one most important area to make sure is clean, as there is nothing that will make a worse impression than a grimy bathroom. Consider investing in a small, hand-held vacuum for quick clean-ups throughout the day. This is a great tool for removing hair from around the baseboards and corners. Make sure you set out freshly laundered towels for your guests to use, and ensure that they are easy for your guests to find. An important item to take into consideration is the hand towel. It must be big enough to accommodate plenty of usage, and not get soaking wet after just a few people use the sink. For some great deep cleaning tips, check out our blog on bathroom cleaning hacks.
But the Most Critical Area is the Kitchen!
The other area to concentrate on is the kitchen, as most holiday get-togethers normally involve plenty of food! Make sure you thoroughly wipe down all the counters and stovetops after you are done preparing the meals, and mop up any crumbs that may have fallen on the floor. Don’t forget to wipe down the bottom of the inside of the fridge as well. Crumbs and other bits of food fall to the bottom of the refrigerator as you put items in and take them out. Pull out the produce drawers, discard spoiled produce, and wash drawers with lukewarm soapy water. Wipe the area beneath the drawers as food and spills often gather there. To keep your refrigerator smelling great, consider adding an opened container of baking soda or a small plate with new coffee grounds to absorb odors.
For the oven, try the self-cleaning approach instead of using heavy-duty cleaners, as these tend to be the most toxic. For the self-clean setting, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions carefully and get the kids and pets out of the house while it runs, as the fumes can be a health hazard for them. One special thing to focus on in the kitchen is the garbage. If you normally have your garbage and recycling cans in the kitchen, it may be a better idea to put them outside for the duration of the party, as they will most likely fill up quickly and start to smell if left inside.
To see the rest of Fresh Tech Maids’ holiday cleaning tips or to learn more, visit https://freshtechmaids.com/ or call (847) 392-0888.