From tackling the naughtiest holiday stains, like red wine on the carpet and cranberry sauce on an antique table cloth, to cleaning the crevices most commonly inspected by mothers-in-law, keeping a clean home around the holidays can seem like an impossible task. This year, Merry Maids, the nation’s leading home cleaning company, is sharing its expert-tested tips to keep homes and hosts on the “nice” list.
Between entertaining unexpected guests and hosting get-togethers with friends and family, having a clean home is never more important than it is around the holidays. “The holidays are a fun, but often stressful time of year. People are busy shopping, cooking and volunteering, and have little time to keep a clean and tidy home,” says Bob Cunningham, the owner of the Beaufort Merry Maids office. “The good news is that there are simple tips and strategies to getting a home in tip-top shape – from being selective with holiday décor to having a laundry closet packed with your trusty cleaning solutions — making cleaning easier and far less stressful.”
If anyone is making her list and checking it twice, it’s your mother-in-law checking in to see if her child’s home is naughty or nice. Before you host dinner for the family, leave no seat cushion unturned. Vacuum cleaning. Before you curse the extra appetizer or dessert that took up your last hour of precious time, take 15 minutes to simply make your home appear like you’ve spent a full day cleaning it. Grab your microfiber cloth and broom, and set your kitchen timer. Sweep up the porch, fold the throws in the living room and fluff your throw pillows. Toss any old magazines on the coffee table and give it a good swipe with the microfiber cloth as you breeze through the home. Put a fresh stock of toilet paper in the bathroom, put away your toothbrushes and leave a festive box of tissues behind. Lastly throw the dishes in the dishwasher and turn it on — by the time dinner is ready, you’ll have clean dishes that are perfect for serving.
Your locally owned and operated team can create home cleaning plans customized for each home’s needs to ensure a consistent, reliable, and thorough cleaning process. Call 522-2777 or visit merrymaidsbeaufort.com.