We all know that having family visit during the holidays can come with a ton of joy, nostalgia, love, and, well, judgement. While you try your best to be a gracious host, it’s difficult to get past the anxiety that your house may not be pristine. Maybe nosy Aunt Jane is going to make one of her trademark snarky comments regarding the tiny fingerprints all over the windows. Or perhaps grandma will run her fingers over the dust that has accumulated at the top of the mantle and let out a loud sigh, leaving you to feel a bit defeated. Now, tidying up these oft-overlooked places may not make your relatives less judgy, but they can help you to feel a little more confident in the condition of your home.
Whether you do it, or you hire someone like Housekeeping Associates to manage it for you, a cleaner home is a calmer mind during stressful gatherings. Here’s a list of those frequently forgotten places and what you can do about them!
Obviously, bathrooms as a whole will not go overlooked, but don’t stop at the toilet and mirrors. Faucets and sinks require a bit of love too, even if it’s simply to remove dust. Spray them down with some cleaner and give a quick wipe to reveal their sparkle and shine. Also, don’t forget to wipe down light switches, clear dust from fixtures, launder rugs and towels, and mop that floor–even if it looks clean. The professionals at Housekeeping Associates can handle many of these things for you, without being asked, so don’t be afraid to hand these tasks over to someone else!
Again, this area will certainly not be overlooked completely, but it’s important to pay attention to the finer details. A dirty kitchen can make food seem unappealing and cause guests to be concerned about what it may have come into contact with. Go over that area with a fine-toothed comb and take note of the little things. Are there crumbs stuck in crevices? Sticky cabinets? A dirty microwave? Wipe down your fridge, clean and move appliances to clear out any stray food, scrub that stove, and clean your sink thoroughly. It cannot be overstated the impact a dirty or clean kitchen can make, so this is something you do not want to slack on. If you’re finding yourself pressed for time when it comes to these things, do not hesitate to outsource to a company like Housekeeping Associates. We’ll make sure your kitchen is the best it’s ever looked.
In the event that your guests will be staying overnight at your home, you want to be sure to take a look at the bedrooms, even if they haven’t been used in months. Clearout cobwebs, open the windows, dust everything, and launder the bedding. Additionally, vacuum to ensure all dust and dander is cleared out of the room. We can handle this in a jiff if you’d like us to!
Vents and Blinds
These are overlooked quite often, so a gentle reminder can be helpful. You can go the easy route by simply dusting the vents and blinds using a duster or vacuum, or you can go the extra mile and remove them, soak them in the tub, scrub them, then dry and put back up. This can be an awfully tedious process, but we’re happy to do it for you if you’d prefer.
Doors and Baseboards
This is another area that often gets neglected, but is certainly important. A gentle scrub down of these can make a significant difference in the appearance of your home, and it’s something that you can be easily done. If you’re not feeling up to it, Housekeeping Associates team of professional cleaners can get it done for you quickly and efficiently!
At Housekeeping Associates, we’re pretty passionate about windows and the impact they have on the overall aesthetic of your home. They should not go overlooked when it comes to a clean home. No matter how many windows your home may have, we can clean them inside and out for you. Your guests will marvel at how sparkly and shiny your home is with clean windows!
Dust, Dust, Dust. Then Dust Some More.
This may seem obvious, but now think outside the box. What about your ceiling fans; when was the last time they were dusted? Or that mantel? Or your light fixtures? Or your walls, even? These are all crucial spots to dust prior to company coming. You may have become accustomed to the layer of dull dust adorning everything, but your guests will certainly take notice. Housekeeping Associates is thorough in their dusting, ensuring to cover every possible space, so let us know if you need help!
Let Us Put Your Mind at Ease
You deserve to enjoy the holidays without additional, unnecessary stress clouding your mind. A clean home should not be on your list of worries when Housekeeping Associates is here to help! Let us do the heavy lifting for you, so you can focus on the more important things at hand. You can always trust us to never tell anyone your secret to a clean home–especially not Aunt Jane with her big mouth–so give us a call today!