Tips and Hacks for Cleaning During the Holiday Season

Updated: Dec 18, 2020

With the holidays just around the corner, you may be wondering how you’re going to get your house in tip-top shape before all the fun starts. There are a few tricks you can do to help with the stress of cleaning for the holidays. Here are a few tips and hacks when it comes to some of the biggest jobs of deep cleaning for the upcoming holidays.

First, break out all the holiday scents. When you’re getting your house ready for the holidays, you can always incorporate scent into that mix. Adding essential oils to these products makes even tedious jobs smell incredible.

Clean as You Cook

Make kitchen cleanup easier (and quicker) by doing dishes as you go. And this will keep your house especially clean during the holidays. After you get the prep work done for your meal, do a round of dishes. Once your meal is ready, do a quick rinse of utensils and pots before sitting down for your meal. It can't be stressed enough how cleaning dishes as you cook will help tremendously while cooking for the holidays.

Holiday Fun in the kitchen

The kitchen will be the most used room during the holidays as it will be filled with both food and people.

  • Let Magic Erasers do the dirty work for you, especially when it comes to cleaning the inside of the oven.

  • Clean the refrigerator with white vinegar, hot water, and lemon essential oil. Mix everything in a spray bottle and let it sit for a minute or two, then wipe it up with a damp cloth. The mixture will help loosen any stuck-on food you have and will help leave a fresh lemony clean smell when you’re finished.

When it comes to cleaning for the holidays, you’ll definitely want to prioritize what really needs to be deep cleaned before the big event.

Focus on the areas that will need a deep cleaning. These are the rooms that will be seen or rooms that will be used most like the kitchen, bathroom, dining room, and living room. Deep clean those rooms once a week to two before the holidays so that you can just do a quick clean until the holiday guests arrive.

Tackle the bathroom like a boss

The bathrooms should be your first deep clean during the holidays. After a good deep clean, it’s pretty much maintenance after that, and someone is inevitably going to need to use the restroom during the holidays.

  • Rain-X can be used on your shower doors and windows to help prevent those icky water stains and the buildup of soap.

  • Use a Clorox Bleach Pen to clean those deep crevices around the shower tiles and the corners of the bathtub. It’s extremely easy to use, and it’ll look like you spent a lot of time on it.

  • Baking soda and vinegar can easily get rid of gunk and mildew. Just mix equal parts of both and pour onto the area, let it sit for a few minutes, and as it bubbles up it’ll get rid of all that nasty stuff. This is perfect for those bathtubs or sinks drains and the solution can be used anywhere else you see a buildup of gunk.

Keep Cleaning Supplies Within Reach

Keep bathroom cleaner and a sponge under the bathroom sink and kitchen cleaner within easy reach of the stove so you can clean up messes as they happen. It only takes a minute or two to clean up a quick mess and will reduce how often you need to do a thorough cleaning. And this will help to keep your house clean during the holidays.

Those are just a few cleaning tips for some of the worst areas in the bathroom. Doing a good cleaning with these easy tricks will allow you to be able to maintain and wipe down the bathroom until the holidays are over.