A house filled with family and friends is the best way to spend the holidays. Holiday spirit requires good company, conversation, and a pleasant feeling. However, cleaning your house in a hurry can be stressful before you host your family and friends.
Does a spotless home impress guests? Cleaning your entire house might be a waste of time. There are some cleaning tasks your guests will notice, but there are also some they won’t. Here’s what you need to clean and what you can skip before hosting.
Keeping The Kitchen Counters Clean
If you have guests over for dinner, they will likely notice your kitchen counters first. When they bring appetizers, desserts, or drinks to share, they’ll stop in your kitchen, assess, and unpack. They will feel more comfortable in your home if your counters are clean. Clean your kitchen counters with a surface cleaner first.
Sanitize Bathroom Fixtures
Bathrooms are germy places and the only places where your guests are alone and in private, so they can assess your bathroom independently. Give your guests a germ-free place to do their business by sanitizing it with a toilet light and disinfectant sprays like Lysol.
Keeping The Stove Clean
You can skip cleaning the stovetop when hosting an event involving food since pots and pans will either cover the mess or create another one. It’s fun to show off your dirty stove to your guests when they arrive to show how hard you worked.
Clean The Floors
Don’t even bother cleaning your floors unless there is an apparent food spill, pet mess, or a spot that goes beyond everyday floor grime because you’ll need to do it again after your guests leave. You won’t be able to keep the floor clean for long if kids ran around with food and sloshed wine glasses.
Getting Pets Ready
Pets are loved members of the family, so help them thrive. You still have to take care of your pets, just like you would when inviting someone over, so be mindful of this and prepare them as you would a guest. Trim the pup’s nails, clean the kitty box, and clean up any pet messes before guests arrive.