This holiday season is especially not without its own unique quirks. Incredible meals and family quality time await many. But…Unfortunately, things can be overwhelming, especially for people who have not properly hosted and cleaned for so many people in a while. It’s important to stay on top of cleanliness especially with the potential of exposure between friends and family this year. Cleaning countertops, doorknobs and tables regularly is just one of the tips you can use to keep everyone safe and happy.
- You can not procrastinate on cleaning. You don’t have to set aside seven consecutive hard hours to get the job done. Clean your home in little chunks of time over a few days to spread out the work so that every nook and cranny in your house get’s the attention it needs. The big picture will slowly reveal itself.
- Get everyone in the household involved (YES even the kids, roommates, partners and… not dogs but you get the picture) The more hands on deck the better equipped you can be!
- You can start with entryways, foyer and central closet areas to create room for coats, shoes, etc.
- Hitting the bathroom diligently and totally is a vital part of the process. Disinfecting wipes will be your absolute best bet to get everything porcelain, sink, tub, floor and toilet wise to tip top shape. There are millions of germs and pathogens that can fester in bathrooms, and it’s important that these areas are regularly hit.
And before you prep food on countertops, kitchen islands, and other areas consider Food Prep Wipes that can clear out germs, debris and other unwanted Bodily foreign invaders. Here is a great product to help with that. https://www.2xlpro.com/product/no-rinse-food-service-wipes/
So soon it will be holiday party season, which means there’s plenty of moments and drinks and hours to spend with both friends and family. But… for the hosts, this actually means that cleanup is always around the corner, and after the guests have left there is always something that needs addressing.
Make time to assess areas on concern, communicate with your guests, perhaps have them help you out in order to clean, sanitize and disinfect places that could be riddled with germs and harmful pathogens.
Guest bedrooms should be spotless and new appearing, but even more vital they should be rid of any unwanted stagnant and harmful viruses. Bedsheets should be changed regularly. Bedsteads needs to be cleaned top to bottom. If you are relentless on clean, you can create a safe homely environment. Often times nobody things about the work that went into the clean but your guest will thank you eventually for having a warm, safe, hospitable environment.
You’re almost done. You do a quick walk-through of the house. Do the bathrooms have clean hand towels, hand sanitizers, and toilet paper? Are there messes or tripping hazards left, like your kids Spiderman toy…no? Okay. You clean, sanitized, disinfected and were RELENTLESSLY dedicated to making a super warm place for your friends, family and yourself. You can relax and be proud knowing that you did your part. It’s been a wild, disheartening and confusing two years, it’s okay to let go and relax with friends. Taking steps to get there is key. But enjoy the Bing Crosby, White Lights, and cozy couch vibes. You earned it.
Celebrate with confidence.