Stress-free holidays preparation – carpet cleaning, stocking, and making a plan
The most wonderful time of the year is almost here! A time filled with joy all around, with a home cosiness, family and friends gatherings, and warmth on the cold days. If you are a host, the holidays might also be a little bit stressful as there are a lot of responsibilities that come with this honour.
Hosts are the ones that need to take care of their place and clean it as well as possible, they are the ones that take care of the holiday planning – what the menu for the guests will be, when is the grocery shopping going to be done, what presents are needed, and so on, and so on. Of course, when the time comes, and you sit at the table with your family and friends, none of that will matter – you will enjoy the atmosphere of your home and of each other’s company.
But how to make a stress-free plan to prepare everything and still be excited instead of tired? Here are our expert tips and tricks to get you ready before the holiday season!
Plan the cleaning
You don’t even know how important it is to make a plan for your cleaning procedure and follow it so that you don’t miss out on anything. We advise you to take extra time to clean your carpets properly because they are a signature of a well-cleaned and fresh home. During the winter season, carpets are used more often, and they can get stains, so get rid of that and be prepared for your guests. If you have people with pets coming over or people with children, especially, be careful what you treat your carpets with. It’s best to call a professional cleaning company, as experts always use eco-friendly and health-friendly products that are safe for whoever is going to be in close contact with the carpet.
When executing your cleaning plan, also make sure you leave the carpets for the last cleaning stop. Otherwise, you compromise getting them dirty after you’ve cleaned them. For example, if you vacuum the carpet first and then wipe the dust away, you’ll probably end up just soaking your carpet with more dust. So, have a system and follow it strictly.
Furthermore, make sure you do the big cleaning before you get started with the holiday decoration, like a Christmas tree. After you set it, it will be a lot more difficult to go around it in order to clean it properly. In other words, you’ll have to execute an in-depth cleaning weeks before the holidays and then another one, smaller, when you’ll just tidy up before your guests arrive. This is the optimal way to make sure you have a clean place but not wet carpets that still haven’t dried out because you washed them the day before Christmas Eve.
That’s why a plan is really important! It will help guide you through all the tasks you have and keep you organised during the times when everything seems like “too much”. Relax, you’ve got this!
Stock up well
Your number one step towards a successful holiday preparation is stocking up. And this doesn’t mean just stocking up with food, beverages, and ingredients, no! It also means stocking up with cleaning supplies, napkins, paper towels, etc. It’s essential that those supplies are at one hand distance and you will be ready to use them when the time comes, instead of going in those chaotic shops filled with people right before the holidays. It’s best if you are prepared with the cleaning supplies because you’ll have no time to think about that – you can proceed to the action!
Not only the crowds of people in the markets and shops are a reason not to leave stocking up for the last minute. In the winter season, the weather is unpredictable, and the cold waves can lead to too much snow, blizzards or else. If you can’t go out of your apartment on the day you decided to go shopping for cleaning products, how are you going to do that? Always be prepared and stock up in advance!
Execute your plan of action
Now all you have to do is follow your plan for cleaning, preparing, and executing everything that needs to be done before the holiday time. Maybe shopping on Black Friday, a month before the holidays, will help you be more prepared with presents and cleaning supplies, and at a good price!
Often, people prefer to have an expert carpet cleaning company in the spring and in winter. Two times a year is the optimal frequency of cleaning and maintaining a carpet. So why not combine this with the upcoming holidays? Spare yourself the stress of cleaning everything and hire a professional carpet cleaning company to do the job for you!
You’ll see that you’ll be better prepared and with no stress if you plan everything in advance and follow our tips for a stress-free holiday preparation! Let’s face it, holidays are stressful enough, and you don’t need the preparation time for them to be just as stressful. Trust your intuition and follow the path of easy, cosy, and magical holiday times!