The holidays roll in quickly each year and leave everyone rushing to be prepared at the last minute. Whether you are hosting friends or family this year, having your house in top-notch condition before they arrive is very important.
Even though you love your family and are glad they are visiting, it can be stressful sometimes. Great Aunt Ethel or Cousin Tina may be the type that pick apart your home and always criticize your choices of decor. This year, overcome the stress and present a home you can be proud of. These Pre-Holiday Cleaning Chores will get your home in order just in time for their arrival!
PRE-HOLIDAY CLEANING CHECKLIST
Wipe Down Walls & Ceilings: You can hide a lot of clutter, but it’s hard to disguise the cobwebs and dust. This is one time per year that you want to grab those dusters and cloths to tackle the corners, ceiling fans and of course the walls. Spritz some lemon or peppermint essential oil on your cleaning cloth and you’ll freshen the room too!
Scotchgard the Carpets: Let’s face it, family and friends are loved, but not always careful. A few too many people in one house, or a few too many glasses of wine and you suddenly have a few holiday spills that stain your carpet and won’t go away. Before company arrives use the BISSELL ProHeat 2X® Premier 47A23 Upright Deep Cleaner with carpet cleaning formula that includes Scotchgard Protector. Scotchgard Protector works by placing a barrier on the surface of fibers to protect against future stains. Even if your carpets weren’t originally treated with Scotchgard, you can help build in some protection using BISSELL deep cleaning formulas with Scotchgard Protector.
Burn Holiday Candles: Freshen the air in your home with a few strategically placed holiday scented candles like apple pie, mulberry, vanilla, pine, and mint scents.
Fresh Linens on Guest Beds: Even if nobody has slept in the guest bed since last holiday season, putting freshly laundered linens on the bed will brighten the room and make your guests feel welcome. Use a lightly scented laundry fabric softener to freshen and make them softer.
Hide Clutter in Decorative Storage: Grab a few new shelves to hang for books and magazines or invest in some decorative storage ottomans that double as extra seating. Holiday prep can include hiding some of your clutter in decorative storage and your guests won’t be the wiser.
This year make your holiday visitors feel welcome while brightening, organizing, and freshening your home (with protection from holiday spills).
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