The task of getting your home ready for Christmas may be daunting, but we’ve put together some tips to help you make the most of the festive period – by getting ready now, you’ll be able to put your feet up more often and enjoy a glass of mulled wine without panicking about the washing up!
It’s not just cleaning though, here’s Housekeep’s top 5 tips for a sparkling Christmas…
1. Pay close attention to the rooms people will spend the most time in.
There’s no point spending your precious hours labouring over rooms that people will only sleep in. Focus most on areas like the lounge or dining room. And of course, get that kitchen sparkling so you can have a relatively stress free day when it comes to cooking.
2. Get your oven cleaned!
Nobody likes to open the oven on Christmas day and realise that it’s full of grease and needs a good scrub - get ahead of the Christmas day panic and clean your oven beforehand. The Housekeep Team love Mr Muscle’s Oven Cleaner, give it a go!
3. That goes for cooking equipment too
You’re not going to be pleased if you’ve only got greasy baking trays to use in your new sparkly oven, so make a note to prepare all the bakeware you’ll need for Christmas day. And glassware too! Even if it means it all being out on the dining room table beforehand, it’s worth making sure you’ve got enough of everything (we always forget the gravy boat!) and that it’s all in tip-top shape.
4. Stock up on kitchen roll
Christmas is prime time for spillages and sticky fingers making a mess everywhere, so to avoid a big clean up post-Christmas, strategically place kitchen roll around your home, so there’s no excuse! People can soak up any spilt bevvies, plus catch any crumbs from those late night mince pies!
5. Plan in advance
If you’re lucky enough to be hosting the whole family this year, get prepared! Even if you have to create a spread sheet to track your cooking, arrival times of distant relatives, or washing up rota, it will help minimise stress on the day (and hopefully less arguments over the traditional game of Monopoly!).
And voila, hopefully you’ll have a stress-free festive period!
The Housekeep Team