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Christmas decoration

Christmas is coming so it’s time to get your house ready for decoration, guest reception and celebration. If you live in a small apartment you are in luck but a big house can seat more guests so don’t get discouraged by the thought of all the cleaning you have to do before and especially after the holidays.

Spruce Up Your House Before Christmas

First piece of advice, don’t try to do everything in one day. Break down your pre-Christmas cleaning into a few phases. They may include de-cluttering, dish-washing, or even a slight repair. Choose a week when you aren’t too busy with work and pre-holiday parties and social visits and get yourself as many helpers as you can to make it less stressful and tiring.

Touch Up Walls & Floors

Touching up walls can take some effort and require some special tools as can floor touch ups but it’s definitely worth it. Your house will look shinier with all the lights and clean walls and glossy floors.

Re-evaluate Things

It’s kind of a tradition to re-evaluate and sum up the things one’s life in the end of the year but it can also be true for stuff. If you don’t have time or desire to de-clutter your entire basement or attic, make sure to at least get rid of things you don’t use around the house. Thus you will free up the space in the living room or in your wardrobe. In other words, make room.

Guest Rooms

Guest Room

Clean Room At A Time

If you have a few rooms try cleaning them thoroughly one at a time. Dedicate a day to one room and make sure to clean up every nook and crany and dust all the top shelves or drawers. Take the carpet out after vacuuming it thoroughly and shake more dust out of it. Leave it outside for a couple of hours to freshen.

Clean Up Kitchen

Kitchen is one of the dirtiest places in the house. Now is the time to have a big cleaning and make sure everything is ready for holiday celebration.

Dusty Decks

Dusty Decks

Don’t Forget Outdoors

Living in your own house requires you to look after exterior and the surrounding space as well as the interior. Be sure to clean up the garden, mop the pathways and clear away the clutter and tools.

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One comment

  1. Lee Mack
    January 5, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Amazing post! Some people get really stressed about cleaning before Christmas and they can’t manage to plan their cleaning tasks. I like the way you summarized everything! Best regards