Top Holiday Cleaning Tips: How Should I Deep Clean My House Before Thanksgiving and Christmas Comes

by Brad
 
It is important to get your home ready for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Use a calendar to schedule your cleaning activities, and make sure to have the cleansers or tools required for the different tasks.

Cleaning Tip 1: Get Rid Of Clutter

Before you can begin any cleaning in your home, make sure to get rid of clutter in every room and closet. By throwing away junk, the other cleaning processes are easier. Autumn is a great time to have a yard sale to sell the items that you no longer need, or you can give things to a charitable organization.

Cleaning Tip 2: Clean Your Oven

Cleaning the oven in your kitchen is a dirty job that requires a lot of time. First, buy protective gloves and a specialized cleanser designed for removing the burned debris from an oven. Alternatively, you can mix your own cleanser with vinegar in a spray bottle and baking soda that you can sprinkle on the burned food.

Cleaning Tip 3: Sanitize Your Refrigerator

During the holidays, you must have a sanitary refrigerator to store treats such as turkey and cookies. To wash a refrigerator, you must remove all of the food from the appliance, and store it in a picnic cooler with ice. Remove the shelves and drawers from the refrigerator to wash the items in the kitchen sink. Use warm water mixed with dish soap to wash the inside of the refrigerator.

Cleaning Tip 4: Scrub a Home’s Bathrooms

If you are planning on having overnight guests during the holidays, then you must scrub all of the bathroom’s fixtures. This is a good time to wash the bathroom’s rugs, and you may want to replace an old shower curtain.

Cleaning Tip 5: Washing Walls and Floors

When you have a family, the walls and floors of your home can become dirty quickly. Autumn is an excellent time to wash the walls and floors in your home with specialized cleansers that remove debris from wood or drywall. If you have a large home, then plan to perform these chores in one room at a time to avoid becoming exhausted.

Cleaning Tip 6: Shampooing a Home’s Carpets

You must have the carpets in your home shampooed to remove embedded debris, ugly stains or foul odors. Make sure to clean your carpets a week or two before the holidays begin.