When the holiday season rolls around, it can be difficult to find the time and energy to tackle your end-of-year cleaning. The “most wonderful time of the year” more often than not can turn even the most laid-back person into a ball of stress. With a few simple cleaning hacks, you can make the process a whole lot easier, keeping your home a calm and cozy holiday haven. Here are few holiday cleaning hacks that will save you time and energy so that you can focus on the magic of the season.
Before putting up all the Christmas décor or getting the guest room ready for family, get everything put away that is unnecessary. Simplifying and reducing clutter will then make your spaces easier to clean. It will also make room for all the cookies and wrapping paper that will quickly re-fill up that space.
Create a Cleaning Schedule
Don’t be afraid to get the family involved! Create a cleaning schedule and assign tasks to each member of the family to divide and conquer. This will not only make it easier to stay organized but can evolve into fun family bonding time. This will leave you more time to soak in those moments that you too often miss from being busy scrubbing every toilet and floor in the house.
Who Says Cleaning Has to be a Chore?
Make cleaning just as festive as the rest of your activities! Put on a holiday playlist or movie in the background to keep the cheer alive. Set breaks in your cleaning schedule to eat a chocolate from your daily advent calendar or put on cozy socks and have a cup of hot chocolate while wrapping gifts. Pause to take a mental note of all the great things in your life or events coming up that you have to be thankful for and look forward to.
Use Microfiber Cloths for Quick Cleans
If you’re on a time crunch to get those surfaces wiped down, microfiber cloths are great for wiping down surfaces quickly and easily. You can even use them to pick up pet hair and dust bunnies.
Use Natural Household Products for Easy Cleaning
If you don’t have time to run to the store because you just remembered at the last minute that Elf on a Shelf needs a new location, grab baking soda or white vinegar to clean with. You’ll be surprised how well they work! And not only do these products that you probably already have at home work great, but they’re better for your family’s health and the environment.
Call for Backup
Last but not least, don’t be afraid to call a cleaning service so that you can quickly check cleaning off your to-do list. Home Clean Heroes is here to take care of the chores you dread, so that you can take the kids to see Christmas lights bake cookies. With so much jam-packed into one month of holiday festivities, give yourself some grace and take the pressure off. When you’re creating new memories with the family, you’ll be glad that you did!