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It’s time for the last minute Christmas clean up. The guests will arrive shortly, and you want your home to look beautiful when you open the door and say “Merry Christmas.” But you spent extra time on that new dessert you just had to make, and now you’re short on time, and you realize your house needs a cleaning!
Don’t fret! I have some last minute holiday clean up tips that will make your guests think you spent all day cleaning.
Grab your microfiber cloth an all-purpose cleaner, and I’ll show you how fast you can tidy up your house before the guests arrive at your doorstep.
Last Minute Christmas Clean Up Checklist
Cleaning is the least favorite part of the holiday for most of us, but with holiday entertaining comes cleaning up before the guests arrive.
Like it or not cleaning is part of the process – one of the most important parts of holiday entertaining.
But if you’re hosting family and friends this Christmas, I’m here to help!
Last week we talked about 7 Days to Get Your Home Holiday Ready – Cleaning Schedule and Checklist.
And now that it is almost show time, and we have a Last Minute Holiday Clean Up Checklist to help you ensure that your house is guest ready.
Last Minute Tasks
Clean up the front porch. Grab a broom and sweep away any cobwebs, leaves that have gathered or any debris that has flown up on your porch. Make your entryway inviting by placing a few lanterns or luminaries going up the stairs.
Vacuum the front foyer area. Shake out the front door rug too.
Pick up clutter throughout key areas of the home guests will congregate. Throw it away or put it out of site and deal with it later.
Head to the family room and give it a once-over. Drape throw blankets over chairs and sofas and fluff pillows and position on couches and chairs decoratively.
Give your end tables and coffee tables a swipe with your microfiber cloth to make it sparkle.
Give rugs a quick vacuum.
Head to the powder room and give it a quick 5 minute clean.
Clear counters, wipe with all-purpose cleaner and microfiber cloth. Place a festive box of tissues on the counter to brighten the powder room.
Clean toilet and make sure to have plenty of toilet paper available for guests. Place a can of deodorizing spray on the back of the toilet. Or put spray and paper in a basket near the toilet.
Throw dishes in the sink and turn them on. You’ll have warm dishes to serve with when guests arrive.
Wipe down counters and sink. Nothing makes a home appear cleaner than clean and cleared countertops and sinks.
Is there more you could do? Maybe, but if you used my 7 Day plan, your house would only need this “sweep.”
Clean Up Checklist
Need a gentle reminder on what needs to be tackled before the first guest arrives? Print out my holiday checklist and assign tasks to family members so you’re not cleaning all alone.
Then sit back and relax and enjoy the holidays! You deserve it.