Christmas Cleaning: 5 Tips You Need to Know

With the holiday season slowly approaching, the pressure that comes with Christmas shopping and preparations begins to grow. Apart from running from store to store, choosing the best gifts, people also want to make sure their homes are full of holiday spirit. Before starting to decorate, you’ll need to organise a thorough Christmas cleaning. Whether you like it or not, it’s an absolute necessity if you want to host Christmas celebrations with family and friends.

One of the keys to having a stress-free Christmas is early preparation. Because of this, we’ve gathered five of our best cleaning tips to help you prepare your home for the holidays.

Make a cleaning plan

Although this might sound fairly obvious to some of you, you’d be surprised how many people don’t do this. Before cleaning anything, it’s important to walk through your home and note down what needs to be cleaned in each area. By doing this you’ll significantly speed up the entire cleaning process and you won’t waste time wondering what to do next.

After figuring out what you have to do, spread it out evenly across a few days. Remember, if you start preparing early there’s absolutely no need to rush everything on the last day. Give yourself enough time so you can calmly clean every area without all of the unnecessary stress.

Declutter your home

You might not see it normally, but once you start looking for space to put up the Christmas tree and the rest of the decorations you might realize your house is a bit cluttered. Go through each room and see if you actually use or need all of the items there. You’d be surprised by how many things are just there because you left them there a long time ago. Removing them will free up a lot of space for your decorations. By doing so you’ll enter the New Year with a clutter-free home with a fresh and new look.

Clean your Christmas decorations

Another great tip that you might have not known before is to clean your decorations before putting them up. Christmas decorations are usually kept in boxes or dusty cupboards throughout the rest of the year when we’re not using them. However, there’s no point in carefully cleaning your entire home if you’re just going to end up hanging dusty and dirty decorations.

Usually when we take our decorations out we check if everything still works. This is a good moment to use to also give them a good clean so they look as good as new when you hang them up.

Have I used this in the last 6 months?

A good way of figuring out if something is just taking up space without serving a purpose is asking yourself “Have I used this in the last 6 months”. If the answer is no, then maybe it’s time to get rid of it.

Take care of your carpets

We’ve talked about this a lot in the past, but we’ll say it again, carpet cleaning is crucial and shouldn’t be overlooked. If you’re doing proper Christmas cleaning, you should definitely take care of the area that experiences some of the highest traffic in your home. Since the moment you install your carpet it starts dealing with a huge amount of dirt and dust.

If you’ve never cleaned it before, you can check out our carpet cleaning guide to find out all of the tips and tricks you need to bring back it’s original glow.

Clean your kitchen

One of the most important rooms and the one that gets used arguably the most during the Christmas season is certainly the kitchen! This is why it’s worth giving it a thorough cleaning before the Christmas cooking starts. After dusting all of the surfaces, get your cleaning detergent and carefully clean your oven and stoves.

After that’s done, move on to the fridge. Start systematically, examine each shelf from top to bottom and throw out anything that’s past it’s expiration date. Cleaning your fridge beforehand will free up all the space you’ll need for the big Christmas shopping you’re going to do later on.

If all of the preparations surrounding the holidays are too much for you and you simply don’t have enough time for Christmas cleaning, it might be time to get some professional help. Call CleanExpert, book a quote and our experts will be at your door in no time, ready to prepare your house for the holiday festivities.