Cleaning chores suck!
They sucked when we were kids and they still suck now when we are adults.
That part doesn’t change at all!
However, Christmas is meant to be spent in a clean house, around good food and surrounded by family and friends. So, here’s a guide on how to keep your house clean for Christmas holidays.
A Cleaning Checklist
It’s really tough to spend a whole day cleaning only to realize that there are still lots of things that are not completed or waiting to be cleaned up. Cleaning the house and keeping on top of all the housework can be overwhelming and totally never ending unless you have a plan. Housework is one of those things that, no matter how hard you try, will always be there. So, you may as well take control back and help yourself. And what better way than to create a checklist that’s totally based around your home needs and that will work for you with the time you have available.
Using a house cleaning checklist enables you to clean with precision and efficiency. In addition, it helps you save a lot of time when cleaning your house. So, why don’t you go through the following easy step by step guide to create your very own cleaning schedule and reclaim your home once and for all?
Remember Less Is More
I understand that Christmas is around the corner and you want to celebrate and enjoy good food in a clean house. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to get everything decluttered and cleaned in one day. The more you’ll try to clean in one day the more tired you’ll be and the less will be done.
My rule for holiday cleaning is that the least cleaning must be done per day so as I can enjoy the Christmas season as much as possible.
So, instead of cleaning the whole house in one day, I suggest the following:
- Out of seven days, allocate a specific day to cleaning each room of the house. For example, Monday for cleaning the bathroom while Tuesday is for cleaning the kitchen.
- You can take breaks in between cleaning days. For example, you can clean the house on Wednesdays and Thursdays and take a break on Friday.
- All major cleaning tasks can be completed within 1-2 days and the remaining minor chores can be kept for other days.
No one wants to spend their Christmas holidays scrubbing bathroom tiles and decluttering closets. So, if you want to end up with a clean and tidy house during Christmas, the key is to start early –very early.
Don’t wait 3-4 days before Christmas to clean the house; I suggest starting at least 2-3 weeks before the big day.
Don’t Hold Any Party
This is a personal tip.
I know Christmas-themed parties are the best highlights of the merriest holiday season. However, there is a high possibility that cocoa-fueled soirees can mess up your already-messed up house. I get that you want to spend quality time with your friends and families and throw ugly sweater or charcuterie parties, but I strongly suggest you refrain from throwing any Christmas parties until you’ve cleaned up the house.
See, you might have spent a great time throwing a festive diner party and playing Merry Murder Mystery with your friends, but in the end, you will be left all alone with your cleaning chores and I’m sure you don’t want to spend Christmas cleaning after party mess.
Cleaning With Family
It’s a whole lot easier to tackle the cleaning if you have the help and support of your family members. And, that will make up for any lost family time.