House cleaning on Thanksgiving is the most annoying step of the celebration, but as in anything you can invest some time to prepare yourself and the task will feel much easier to accomplish!
About your perfect thanksgiving: something truly perfect doesn’t exist, but you can aim for perfection! Or at least comfort, the holidays are days to rest and to be with your family. Resting is necessary for your body, and nice clean home is something that doesn’t have any substitute.
Besides the food, your Thanksgiving needs to have:
Clean environment – when something is clean your brain associates it with healthy things, clutter clouds the mind, and leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
Comfy feel – this is a feeling of peace and tranquility. One of the best ways to do it is by giving your home a nice scent. I do it by burning orange peels, it also works with cinnamon.
Prep time is an art, here is where you think of everything you will need, and when you will need to start the cleaning everything will run smoothly and without problems. Every single task needs prep time, and for every minute invested here is 10 minutes less or work in the future.
You need to start your house cleaning tasks before the celebration, one or two days before for optimal results. On this special occasion, dusting should be the first thing you do, after that you should mop and the final ribbon is to clean your windows.
Dusting is a must, and you can use your vacuum for a lot of parts of your home. You can vacuum your sofa, your pillows, virtually anything can get dusty and your vacuum is your most versatile tool for dust cleaning your home.
During your dinner, you can do a couple of things, the biggest thing you need to care about is your dishes. If you have a dishwasher you could load your dirty dishes, but sometimes they are so filled with grease that it may not be enough.
Tips for cleaning and not losing time when at your party:
- Set your sink for soaking your dishes: fill it with water, then add soap and put your dishes inside. This will make it much easier to clean.
- Have everything ready: set space with everything you will need through the night, your kitchen utensils, and your cleaning supplies.
- Prepare for the worst, expect the best: always shoot higher than what you will really have. If you have 15 people invited aim as if 20 people are coming over,
After the Party!
After: after there is only one step further, keep cleaning. You always need to start at the dishes. If you soaked them in soapy water then it will be much easier to clean. Given them a rinse and pop them in your dishwasher. Then you could rearrange the table. Folks are always nice enough to give you a hand, you shouldn’t capitalize on that.
A clutterless home doesn’t feel comfy or right, cleaning your home is the best way to create a healthy environment, there are lots of cleaning tips that will bring new life to your home, but always remember that family comes first, and any celebration is worth doing, it doesn’t matter how small it is, especially in these harsh times. Stay safe and clean!