Like countless others in Charlotte, I am preparing to deep clean my home for the holidays. Two things are sure as we are in the final stretch of the grandest time of the year: There will be some gifts that we never saw coming, and there will be guests that we never expected to visit. First of all, if you are like me, you really want the home to be sparkling when you bring out the Christmas decorations. Your home could also use a boost before the little ones are out of school. It’s also important to put your best foot forward for guests and relatives who drop in for a few days. The reality is that you probably will not be able to do all the cleaning you would like to get done in the next few weeks. Many of us forget that this is a tough time of the year to get carpet cleaning scheduled. Many carpet cleaning businesses have been booked up since Thanksgiving.
One bite at a time
Remember the old question, “How do you eat an elephant?” Answer: “One bite at a time.” It is the same way when it comes to deep cleaning, tackling your entire home all at one time can be so overwhelming, that is will definitely taint your holiday season. Breaking your home down into prioritized areas allows you to spend an entire week working on only 1or 2 rooms at a time. Start with the rooms that are used the most during the holiday season. Walk through your home and try to look at it as a guest. Think about what your guests will see. Make sure that these areas are uncluttered and free of cobwebs. Clean marks and smudges off the walls, especially around light switches and in the ceiling globes.
Daily maintenance to deep clean my home
While you are working your way through the home, establish some ground rules to overcome the extra activity in the home if you have kids that are out of school. This will also alleviate the chance of being unprepared for unexpected guests. Before anyone engages in fun or outdoor activities, they must go down the following checklist:
- Wipe kitchen and bathroom counters
- Make sure that the dishwasher has been run and emptied
- Wash and put away laundry
- Make the beds
- Put away toys and homework
Assign a family member to focus on tasks like dusting photographs and wiping finger prints off furniture. You will find it much easier to keep your home looking clean for the holidays.
Professional deep cleaning in Charlotte, NC
Time is running out to have your home deep cleaned for Christmas and New Years. Gloria M’s Cleaning Services is ready to help you meet your cleaning and housekeeping needs. They offer free in-home consultations in an effort to understand your expectations for your household cleaning. Gloria M’s Cleaning Services offers flexibility in the frequency of home cleanings, and options for “green” cleaning services upon request. Keeping your special considerations and your budget in mind, they provide consistent and dependable housecleaning services around your needs.
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