Holiday Cleaning Checklist: Get Your Home Festive Ready

Holiday Cleaning Checklist: Get Your Home Festive Ready

Cleaning a mug at the sink and resting on the Dorai Dish Pad Slate

 

‘Tis the season for joy and good times with loved ones. But before you dive into the holiday merriment, there's a little pre-festivity ritual we recommend: a good ‘ol holiday house cleaning.

Just like we give our home a fresh start with a springtime cleanse, a Christmas clean up ensures your place is shining with festive cheer. It’s that time of the year when a little decluttering can do wonders. 

Feeling a bit swamped with the whole pre Christmas cleaning? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Get ready to create the perfect backdrop for making memories with our handy holiday cleaning checklist and let the festive sparkle begin.

 

Cleaning the Entrance of Your Home for the Holidays

Your entryway is the first hello to your holiday guests. Here’s a quick checklist to make that first greeting is extra warm:

  • Clear the chaos by picking up clutter near the doors so guests have a smooth pathway when they arrive.

  • Find cozy corners for coats and boots, so you can welcome guests with open arms (and they have a place for their stuff).

  • Give your walls some TLC by wiping them down to remove scuffs and marks. 

  • Say farewell to fingerprints by using glass cleaner to shine windows and doors. 

  • Let it snow, but keep it clear by shoveling any snow that may have fallen. 

  • Pawsitively perfect eco-designed pet accessories from Dorai guarantee your furry friends won’t add to the clutter. 

Now that your entrance is ready to welcome the crew, let’s get our living spaces ready.  

 

Next on the Holiday Cleaning Checklist: The Living Spaces

Let’s start on the space that is the heart of the action—the living area. This is where the good times roll with conversation and laughs. Now, to ensure these areas are beaming with warmth, here’s the lowdown for your cleaning for Christmas tasklist: 

  • Don’t dance with dust bunnies by making sure to vacuum, sweep and mop your floors for a pristine finish. 

  • Spot-clean stains away on all your carpets and furniture

  • Bust the dust by using a microfiber duster or damp cloth to wipe down your coffee and side tables. Consider protecting those surfaces going forward with a Dorai Home Stone Coaster Set.

  • Clear the space by putting away anything that’s not where it should be—declutter away. 

  • Fluff and fold cushions and blankets and your guests will feel the cozy magic. 

Your living area is officially guest-ready, let’s get ready for the next chapter: the kitchen.  

 

Time for a Kitchen Clean

The kitchen, the heart and soul of any holiday shindig, is ready for its close-up. Here’s the lowdown on how to make your kitchen sparkle and shine: 

  • Counter cleanup starts with decluttering and wiping-down areas, keeping only what’s necessary for a gleaming prep space. 

  • Make it a pristine paradise by vacuuming and sweeping your floors, as well as cleaning up any leftover crumbs or spots from spills. 

  • Think about your sink by removing residue with a thorough scrub. Simplify future cleanups by having the collapsible Dorai Home Dish Pad + Rack bundle in place, which instantly dries quickly to ward off mold, mildew, and bacteria.

  • Give your gadgets some attention by wiping down kitchen appliances to keep them looking and functioning at their best.

  • Towels that sparkle means replacing those old kitchen hand towels with fresh, new ones. 

  • Love your leftovers by organizing and making room in your fridge.

The entryway, living room, and kitchen are looking like a dream. Now, let's shift gears and give some love to the bathroom. 

 

Treating Your Bathroom to a Christmas Cleaning

Maintaining a clean bathroom is key to creating a comfortable atmosphere and making guests feel right at home. Here's a rundown of what to focus on when cleaning it for Christmas: 

  • Bid streaks farewell by cleaning your mirrors and wiping away any lines or water spots.

  • Kick clutter to the curb by clearing personal products from your vanity to make room for any guest toiletries.

  • Serenade your surfaces by wiping down sinks and countertops to an inviting gleam. 

  • Towels take center stage when you replace the hand towels with fresh, new ones. 

  • Let it shine by sweeping not only mirrors and light fixtures, but mopping floors as well. 

  • Scrub-a-dub the toilet, because cleanliness here speaks volumes to your guests. 

  • Refill your soap dispenser and set out extra toiletries.

Once you've aced this part of your Christmas clean up, why not treat your washroom to a little upgrade? Take, for instance, Dorai’s Stone Sink Caddy— a touch that not only adds style but also instantly dries, keeping things tidy and helping prevent mold. Dive into the full lineup of Dorai Home’s bathroom accessories and give your washroom environment a healthy dose of functionality.

 

Our Cleaning Holidays Checklist for After the Festivities Are Through

Alright, once the holiday lights have taken their final bow, it's that inevitable moment – the end-of-year cleanup. But don't fret, it's not just a chore, it's a chance to welcome the new year with a clean slate. Here’s your concise guide: 

  • Hang, bag and roll those hard to store items. Hang wreaths using command hooks behind doors, invest in a dedicated tree storage bag, and wrap garlands around cardboard to ensure tangle-free decorations next year.

  • Love your linens by washing any festive tablecloths, curtains, and cushion covers you used during your celebration. 

  • Serve up some sparkle by wiping your ornaments before stowing away. 

  • Securely stash your holiday lighting, making sure to untangle and replace any defective bulbs. 

  • Wave goodbye to festive mugs and dishes by packing away any special holiday cookware and accessories until next year. 

Just give these steps a whirl, and you'll seamlessly shift from the holiday hustle and bustle to a calm and organized new year. 

 

Concluding Your Christmas Clean-Up

And that’s a wrap! If you’ve breezed through this holiday cleaning checklist, your home is now a cozy haven ready to embrace and wrap up the festivities. 

Let’s be real, cleaning for the holidays is a bit of a chore. But hey, take a moment to remind yourself why you’re doing it—it's all about creating a space filled with warmth and love for the season. Here's celebrating a home that’s as joyful and sparkling as the holidays themselves

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