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Prepare Your Home For Holiday Celebrations With These Five Party Clean Up Tips

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As the calendar slowly ticks away the days leading up to Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, you are undoubtedly working on preparing your home in a way that makes it clean and functional for your various holiday celebrations.

Here are some party clean up tips that you can use before and after your celebrations.

Pre-Party Clean Up Tips

Regardless of the size of your home and the amount of people you’ve invited for the celebration, you will want to ensure there is enough clean space for your guests to mingle and enjoy each other’s company. Here’s how:

1) Clean Your Carpets

Okay, so we may be a little biased when it comes to cleaning carpets; we are a carpet cleaning service, after all. However, consider that your carpet will be the first thing your guests see as they look down to take off their shoes at the door. As a result, make sure you have any stains promptly removed and vacuum up all embedded dirt and grime; you’re guests feet will appreciate it.

2) Scrub Down High-Traffic Areas

Consider where the bulk of your celebration will take place and focus mostly on these areas. For instance, your guests will undoubtedly frequent your kitchen and dining room, so you will want to ensure these areas are spotless. Your main sitting area – most likely your living room – will also need some proper tending to.

Post-Party Clean Up Tips

You love your family and friends; there’s no doubt about that. But having so may people in one central location – kicking back helpings of various foods and drinks – will inevitably leave your home in somewhat of a disarray. Here’s how you can get your favorite spaces sparkling like before:

1) Clean Your Carpets…yes, again.

We know…you just had your carpets cleaned before the party! When it comes to post-party clean up, however, the main reason for cleaning your carpets isn’t in anticipation of guests; it’s because of them. With your friends and family tromping through your home (with or without shoes on), depositing small crumbs of holiday ham, Christmas cookies and any other food that occupied your party menu, you’re going to want to clean these up before they are ground into your carpet and become stains.

2) Buff the Hardwood Floors

If you have hardwood floors in any high-traffic area of your home, chances are that your guests feet may have left a scuff or two on its surface. The good news is that you can buff them away on your own with these easy DIY instructions.

3) Clear Off the Dishes

With the amount of food you whipped up to fuel your celebration, you will most likely have a mound of gunked up pots and pans once the celebration has ended. You can easily remove baked-on deposits from your cookware with some baking soda, heat and a bit of elbow grease.