Cleaning for Guests

A little over a month ago, I made a vow to our house. I’d spend 15 minutes a day cleaning and tidying things up. Turns out, after a month, it’s become a great habit! Most of my tasks have been boring to share, but I can say that the house is getting cleaner and it’s ALMOST ready for our guests to come on Thanksgiving.

Since I never really did Spring Cleaning, though, I will be doing some tasks other than the usual wipe-downs and decluttering to get the house in tip-top shape!

Here we go, room by room:

Kitchen

  • wipe down cabinet fronts with a wood friendly cleanser
  • steam clean floors
  • dust/clean area above cabinet and where wall meets ceiling
  • organize the cabinets to where the serving plates are easier to access

Bathrooms

  • steam clean floors
  • deep clean bathtub
  • wipe down cabinet fronts
  • organize whatever is in the cabinets
  • make them guest friendly
  • dust area where wall and ceiling meet

Living Room

  • dust area where wall and ceiling meet as well as wall meets molding
  • dust/clean ceiling fan (A tip for this? Buy a cheap pillowcase at Goodwill, put the pillowcase around the fan blade and pull dust off…no mess!)
  • vacuum rug and steam clean floors
  • dust furniture

Bedrooms

  • dust areas where wall and ceiling meet as well as where wall meets molding
  • wash comforters
  • steam clean floors
  • dust furniture
  • dust/clean ceiling fans

If you aren’t in the mood to deep clean, Real Simple has a list to help you out. Here’s how to make your house LOOK clean! A timesaver, for sure!

If you are hosting a holiday get-together, have you put together a cleaning list? Also, if you channeling your inner Danny Tanner like me, is there a task I’m leaving out?

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