5 Tips for Pre-Party Cleaning


When you’re planning a party, you have a lot to worry about. Let us take one thing off your list. You know you’ll have to clean after the get together, so there is no need to deep clean beforehand. Here are some easy tips to help get your house party-ready in 2-4 hours or less, depending on how clean your house is to begin with!

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1. Conquer the Kitchen

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The kitchen is the heart of the home. So, even though it may not be the main entertainment area, it will be used for food prep and a secondary gathering area! Dishes drying on the counter can clutter an otherwise clean kitchen. If you’re unable to do much else, make sure the dishes are cleaned and put away (even just put in the dishwasher…that counts). Wipe the counters down with a wet cloth and empty the trash.

2. Bathroom Duty

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The guest bathroom may take the longest if it needs a deep clean. Wipe down the counters, mirrors and glass surfaces, scrub in and around the toilet, mop the floors, and empty the trash last. You might consider surface cleaning the other bathrooms just in case more than one guest has an emergency at the same time.

3.Watch Where You Walk

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Clean floors make a big impact. Vacuum and mop in the areas which will be used by guests. Depending on how the weather has been, you may also consider sweeping the front porch or sidewalk for a more welcoming arrival. This will also help to keep the guests from accidentally tracking in a mess.

4. Clean Guest Bedroom

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One area we often forget about cleaning are guest bedrooms. Since most guests aren’t likely to see these areas, they don’t seem like a major pre-cleaning concern. However, a guest room is a popular place for guests to leave their coats or purses, and it is highly likely that a guest will pass by a room or two on their way to the restroom.

5. Freshen the Air

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A house that smells pleasant makes your guests feel welcomed. Here is a natural DIY recipe to make your house smell wonderful. #2 Vanilla and Orange Simmering Potpourri Recipe from Tipnut

Ingredients (2):

Vanilla (a few drops)

Orange peels

Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add the vanilla drops and orange peels, boil for a few minutes, then turn the heat down to simmer all day. Set a timer for 30 minutes so that you remember to top up water as needed.

Pro Tip: Vinegar and baking soda absorb bad smells. Leave a bowl of either hidden to keep your house smelling fresh all the time. Replace weekly.

With these 5 easy tips to quickly make your house presentable for an awesome get together, there is no need to stress over the mess. If you find yourself too busy or overwhelmed preparing for the party, give us a call. We can help you with your pre-party cleaning so you can focus on having a great time with your guests. Call us today: 541-601-6236. Or, shoot us an email: info@thecleaningcrewonline.com

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