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Pre-Christmas Cleaning Strategies for Your Home

Cleaning Advice / December 6, 2023


The festive season brings joy, warmth, and a flurry of activities. As Christmas approaches, ensuring your home is clean, welcoming, and festivity-ready becomes a top priority. To help you in this endeavor, we’ve crafted a comprehensive guide to make your pre-Christmas cleaning both effective and efficient.

Start with the Basics

Begin your cleaning journey by tackling cobwebs and dust. Pay attention to lights, fans, and other hard-to-reach areas using a microfiber duster with an adjustable handle for those high corners​​. This initial step sets the stage for a thorough cleaning process.

Kitchen Deep Clean

The kitchen, being the heart of Christmas feasts, requires special attention. Start by cleaning major appliances like the stove, oven, microwave, sink, and dishwasher. Declutter and clean the cabinetry, ensuring that small appliances, countertops, and tiles are spotless. Remember to unclog and disinfect drains for a hygienic cooking environment​​.

Bathroom Sanitisation

Next, focus on the bathrooms. Apply cleaners to toilets, sinks, showerheads, and bathtubs. While these are setting, wipe down mirrors, cabinets, and countertops. Scrub toilets and fixtures, ensuring all surfaces and floors are disinfected and spotless​​.

Living Room Presentation

Your living room, likely the center of Christmas gatherings, should be decluttered and organised. Ensure that items are neatly aligned and upholstery, furniture, and curtains are vacuumed. Wash cushions and other fabric covers to refresh the space​​.

Window Washing

Clean windows are essential for a good first impression. Wash the panes, tracks, and frames using a homemade cleaner of water, vinegar, and dishwashing liquid for a streak-free shine​​.

Walls and Baseboards

Don’t overlook walls and baseboards. Remove scuff marks and dust with a gentle cleaner, avoiding harsh scrubbing to preserve paint and finishes​​.

Silverware and Glassware Polishing

For your special Christmas dinnerware, ensure they are clean and shiny. Use toothpaste for polishing silverware and a vinegar-water solution for glassware to remove any cloudiness or smudges​​.

Decoration Sorting

Sort through your Christmas decorations, discarding any broken or old items. This not only declutters your space but also makes room for new additions​​.

Carpet Vacuuming

Carpets can trap a lot of dust and dirt. Freshen them up by sprinkling baking soda and vacuuming thoroughly after 30 minutes​​.

Floor Sweeping and Mopping

Ensure all floors are swept and mopped using a homemade or commercial cleaner. This step is crucial for a clean and inviting home​​.

Guest Bedroom Prep

If you’re hosting overnight guests, prepare the guest bedroom. Clean and arrange the bedding, vacuum the carpets, and ensure fresh toiletries and towels are available​​.

Final Touches

Your house should now be ready for the holidays. A clean home not only looks inviting but also makes decorating a breeze. If you’re moving out, consider hiring professional cleaners for an end-of-lease clean​​.

Professional Cleaning Services

In the midst of pre-Christmas preparations, it’s worth considering professional cleaning services, especially for busy homeowners. These services provide a thorough, stress-free cleaning experience, ensuring your home is in top condition for the festivities.

Eco Cleaning Brisbane

As you wrap up your cleaning tasks, remember that Eco Cleaning Brisbane is here to assist. With over 20 years of experience and a client base of over 1000 satisfied customers, we offer top-notch cleaning services in Brisbane and its surroundings. Our expertise ensures your home not only sparkles for Christmas but also maintains a healthy, clean environment year-round.

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