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The Do’s and Don’ts of Holiday House Cleaning

Make Your Home Sparkle With the Joy of the Holiday Season

Playing host to family and friends throughout the holiday season may be something you look forward to every year, but the stress and panic of getting your home in order might cause you to pause. Don’t let your list of cleaning and to-do items put you in a foul mood! Here are some tips for the dos and don’ts of holiday cleaning.

Living Areas

Your guests are likely to spend a large amount of time in the living areas of the home, so be sure to…

DO: De-clutter your spaces, and put away anything breakable if small children will be around.

DO: Dust surfaces, light fixtures, baseboards, and artwork – anywhere unsightly dust could settle.

DO: Clean the windows using a spot-free cleaner so the sunshine can join your holiday celebration.

DON’T: Use a feather duster, as they just spread dust around. Consider using a microfiber duster to attract the dust when you clean.

DON’T: Climb on ladders or make yourself uncomfortable reaching high places – especially for window cleaning. Leave the hard jobs for the professionals like Professional Window Cleaning.

Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and no doubt will be a busy place during the holidays, so add these items to your house cleaning list…

DO: Wash all dishes and utensils to make them shine for your special guests.

DO: Organize drawers and cabinets so cooking tools are easy to locate in the moment.

DO: Clean out your sink and garbage disposal to get rid of any unwanted smells.

DON’T: Forget to wipe down all of your appliances and empty out your refrigerator. Holiday meals are known for leftovers!

DON’T: Fret if you’re not a kitchen cleaning wizard. Call in the professional cleaning services of Fraser’s Housecleaning for some support during the busy season.

Flooring

When it comes to flooring…

DO: Deep-clean your hardwood and tile floors – especially those grubby grout lines.

DO: Vacuum and steam clean your carpets. Adding a deodorizer might be a good idea if you have pets or small children as well.

DO: Clean and beat your rugs to remove any dust or dirt. Did you know a clean doormat traps more dirt than a dirty one?

DON’T: Clean your floors first; clean them last. They are usually the place where all other dirt goes to settle, so cleaning them last ensures the dirt is all cleaned up.

DON’T: Hesitate to call in professional carpet cleaning help! Especially if you have carpet stains or odors to address, a professional cleaning can help do the job right. Contact Legacy Carpet & Upholstery and remove the hassle of cleaning your floors.

Enjoy Your Holidays!

Contact us for more information about our carpet and upholstery cleaning services to help make your home “holidays special.”

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