Holiday house cleaning
House cleaning professionals can help you create the perfect atmosphere with seasonal house cleaning. The holiday season is the perfect season for hosting dinner parties. What can brighten the dark and gloomy days of winter better than a warm and hearty get together with friends? This is the time of year to entertain your guests with an evening of games and creative, hearty foods as you get together and let the laughter lighten the season.
Southern tradition dictates that guests spend time with the host in the kitchen as they prepare the holiday meal. Socializing and preparing the meal are intertwined. Hiring a Maid for the holiday season can help you spend your time in the kitchen entertaining your guests, by making sure that most of the sanitizing and prep work is done in advance. This can also be a great opportunity to get help reorganizing your kitchen, clearing as much working surface as possible.
Consider the following tips for entertaining guests in the kitchen:
- Set aside an area in the kitchen for the placement of appetizers. This will allow your guests to gravitate to that space without being in your way as you work.
- Set aside small tasks for those who love to help in the kitchen. This could be simple but notable tasks such as making sweet tea, placing biscuits in a basket, or taking food out to the table.
- Rather than making your guests feel as they watch you cleaning up the after the meal. Use your dishwasher as a place for dirty pots. Simply and quickly, rinse the dishes, to be set aside for your Maid service the next day.
At the dinner table
A competent Maid service can give you more free time to create an energetic and appealing table. Traditionally, it is best to use a white or muted tablecloth, along with rich accent colors such as reds, purples, or greens. Flowers and centerpieces should be arranged so that they do not block the view of anyone sitting at the table. If you are inviting people who are unfamiliar with every guest, place name cards on the table for everyone. Seating plans will make guests more comfortable, and gives you an opportunity to encourage mixing.
With a Maid or cleaning service handling your seasonal cleaning, you can cook at least one course, from start to finish, ahead of time. This way, if you want to do cook something complicated, you can prepare it without the stress of guests standing around waiting for the meal. This also gives you the opportunity to cook up dishes that taste better if left for a day, such as stews, casseroles, or macaroni and cheese. Do not forget the champagne or sparkling cider for after the meal. It is a warm gesture, and one of those special touches that your guests will remember.
Seasonal house cleaning services in Charlotte, NC
Every home is unique, and that is why Gloria M’s Cleaning Services are customized to 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 seasonal house cleaning.
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