Last-minute cleaning is a necessity, even for the tidiest among us, so don’t beat yourself up about it. Just get moving and get effective with these day-of-the-party cleaning tips!
Make an entrance! Give your home’s front door and porch a clean sweep to get rid of leaves, cobwebs and other debris. Wipe down glass on doors to instantly make your home more welcoming.
Collect clutter. Focusing only on rooms where guests will be spending, gather up the clutter in storage bins and tuck it out of sight. Some items, such as magazines, can be stacked neatly to give rooms a more organized look.
Freshen up floors. Sprinkle carpets and rugs with baking soda, let set for 15 minutes and vacuum to absorb odors. Mop floors using a dry or wet sweeper to spruce them up, particularly focusing on high-traffic areas.
Brighten bathrooms. Pay special attention to bathrooms your guests will be using. Toilets, floors, mirrors and counters should be nice and clean. Provide fresh soaps and hand towels for a welcoming touch.
Prioritize the kitchen for the party. Closer to when guests begin to arrive, put away the party prep, clean countertops and wipe down surfaces, and take out the trash. Place nonessentials in the back of the refrigerator so food and beverages are easily accessible on shelves.
Last-minute spot-cleaning. Scoop up pet hair with a wet rubber glove. From the top down, remove dust. Use lint rollers to remove dust on lamp shades, stereo speakers, etc., or a sock will work for awkward surfaces. A vinegar-and-water solution can help address stubborn stains on most surfaces (except natural stone).
Quick touch-ups. On your final walk-through, straighten and fluff pillows, fold throws and blankets, make space in your coat closets for guests’ items, and light scented candles or diffuse seasonal essential oils for a festive feel.
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