The holidays can be a busy time for everyone. If you have plans for guests to stay over or if it will only be your own family around for the festivities, staying organized is key. Madam Clean Services has put together a list of 10 simple tips that will help you keep your home clean and tidy this holiday season.
Keep Supplies on Hand
Keeping your cleaning supplies on hand and in their specified areas will make cleaning up much easier. Make sure you have sponges, cleaning agents and everything else you need under the kitchen and bathroom sinks as well as in the laundry rooms and closets. This will help you clean up messes as they occur while reducing how often you need to deep clean during the holidays.
Quick Clean Shower Fix
Purchase your favourite strong all-purpose cleaner and spray down your shower once daily. After spraying the solvent, wipe down the walls to cut down on grime. This is a quick way to keep your shower sparkling throughout the holiday season.
Make Your Bed Early
Instead of putting it off until later, make your bed as soon as you wake up in the morning. While you are at it, tidy your room by picking up any clothing or other paraphernalia lying around. Getting a clean start on the day will make you more productive and less prone to procrastinating.
Double Check Your Refrigerator
After making dinner each night, or during your clean up, check your refrigerator for spills and spoiled food. Throw out things that are old and make sure to wipe up any messes. This will help keep your kitchen clean and keep your family properly stocked during the holidays.
Clean While You Cook & Make Coffee
Coffee preparation is often a waiting game, so why not use this time to clean up any mess in the kitchen? You can load or empty the dishwasher while you wait. Another way to cut down on your work is by cleaning up after yourself as you cook. As soon as you are done with a pot, wash it. After preparing meals, clean the workstation.
Dust While Your Shows Are on Break
Just because your favorite holiday shows are on doesn’t mean you can’t multitask. Take a few moments to dust or wipe down surfaces during commercial breaks to reduce the amount of work you have over the holidays.
Manage Your Recycling & Trash
Never neglect to take out your trash every day and keep up with cleaning your recycling bins. Left unchecked these areas can get overfilled and quickly start producing foul odors that permeate through the rest of your home.
Prioritize Your Work
Every cleaning project in your home is important, but some should be completed ahead of others. Think about your upcoming plans and then prioritize your cleaning accordingly. If you have company who will come to visit, start with the common areas and leave the garage for another day.
Time Your Tasks
Sometimes you just have too much work and not enough time to manage it all. In these instances setting a timer can help you get things done on schedule. Set a timer and plan to only complete certain tasks during that time frame to be a more efficient cleaner.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
No one person can keep a house clean by themselves during the holidays. Give each person in your family a cleaning task or an area that they are responsible for. This will help break up the work and keep the house clean all season long.
How We Can Help
Madam Clean Services is always here to help with holiday Toronto house cleaning. We offer a wide range of affordable packages for homes of every size. Give us a call at (647) 808-9742 to find out more about our services.