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Keeping your home tidy and clean at Christmas!

December 22, 2016 / britta

Christmas celebrations at home can require a lot of cleaning before and after! So we thought we would help out by providing our top tips to make your festive season go with a swing, with less stress and more time to spend with your family and friends.

To help maintain a clean and well organised home before, during and after Christmas, here is our list of top tips: 

  • Prepare a cleaning checklist.  It always helps to write things down, plus you will be able to cross them off as you do them which is very satisfying!
  • Make sure your cleaning cupboard is well stocked with a wide range of products for all eventualities such as; spills, dirt and grease removal
  • Clean or rinse out any special dishes, glassware and cutlery before you need to use them
  • Check and source if necessary, extra chairs, crockery and cutlery ahead of time
  • Consider using paper plates and napkins that are recycled, particularly at buffets
  • Shake out and clean any table cloths and mats
  • Beat out carpets and furniture
  • Put tissue boxes around rooms that are used frequently
  • Stock up on washing powder, detergents, dishwasher tablets, toilet rolls and kitchen rolls

Your daily cleaning routine before and during Christmas should include:

  • Cleaning up spills etc straight away as they happen
  • Vacuuming and sweeping common areas and the kitchen
  • Emptying rubbish bins
  • Checking toilet paper and tissue boxes
  • Doing a quick clean of the toilets and wash basins
  • Covering food and putting it in the fridge immediately once no longer required

For post Christmas cleaning – you should: 

  • Wash, dry and store away all dishes and cutlery safely – particularly special ones
  • Dry clean special outfits before storing
  • Gently clean decorations before storing and wrap strings of lights around cardboard or tea towels so that they don’t tangle
  • Make a shopping list of any missing items to buy or make before next Christmas
  • Distribute leftover bunches of flowers etc to neighbours, community centres or charities
  • Clear out your cupboards and drawers to make way for new items and give the old ones to charity shops
  • Dispose of your real Christmas tree responsibly and recycle if possible

Ray Coleshill and his team would like to wish all of their customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  We hope to see you in 2017!

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