Now that we have hit the month of December our focus might be on the festive season. It’s a time of year where friends and family gather to enjoy one another’s company and celebrate the season of goodwill. So it’s understandable that for some of us we can have a list as long as our arm of jobs that need to be done before Christmas Day itself. Cleaning the home is one of those chores that will be sat high on your priority list, after all, you might be entertaining or even hosting the festive feast yourself. So to save you a bit of time and stress along the way, I thought I would share with you some time busting methods to help you deep clean your home.
DIY methods can often give you the best results
There seems to be an abundance of cleaning products readily available across stores. Often shouting about their miraculous formula to clean grime and dirt, one might be a foam, another a spray, but do they really do the job they advertise? While I am not saying they don’t perform, I often find that some of the best results can be created from ingredients you will have in your own pantry. Vinegar, lemons, and bicarbonate soda to name a few all have excellent cleaning qualities and can give off sparkling results. Plus there are no nasty chemicals involved, so it is safe to use with the whole family around.
Heat is your secret weapon
Heat is a great way to speed up the cleaning process, so using things like steam mops and carpet cleaners can offer amazing results in half the time. The steam combined with the cleaning solutions used can work together to remove any grime and dirt hidden in upholstery like carpets but can also work remarkably well on tiled or wooden flooring. Being kind to the fibers and flooring ensuring they are kept well. Products like Dr. Chem-Dry green carpet cleaning also ensure that they are a safe product to use around the whole family.
Get the whole family involved and delegate
More hands make less work so take full advantage of that in the lead up to Christmas by getting the family involved in the chores. From dusting and polishing to taking the bins out they all have a role to play. Creating less work and more time to enjoy the festivities.
Stick to a daily cleaning schedule on the lead up to the big day
Once all the big jobs are done it’s worth sticking to a daily cleaning schedule to keep on top of things. At this time of year, some family and friends will come by unexpected, so it’s peace of mind to know that your home will be presented to your satisfaction.
Clutter makes your home look untidy
Finally, clutter can make a home feel untidy so try and demolish that each day by spending five minutes to rid your home of clutter you don’t want or need. You could donate unwanted items to charity or recycle any waste.
I hope these time-saving tips help you get your home in order this Christmas.