There are only a few days left until Christmas, but what a perfect time to make your home sparkle before the big day.
This time of year is overwhelming for the best of us – gifts to buy, boxes to wrap, parties to host – so the key in the run-up to Christmas is to clean your home little and often to keep it guest-ready at all times.
Here’s our top 5 quick cleaning tips for how you can keep your home sparkly clean this festive season.
The best tip we can give during of your Christmas cleaning cleanse is to make sure your cleaning tools are always in tip-top condition.
Life happens even in the countdown to Christmas, and unexpected things are inevitable in a house full of people. Drinks are spilled, food can end up on the kitchen floor, and pets can leave a trail of muddy footprints around the home.
Keeping your trusty mop handy for life’s little accidents means your floors will be back to sparkling in no time. If you’re using a traditional fabric mop like the Vileda SuperMocio 3 Action Mop, be sure to mop in the ‘figure of 8’ motion so that you’re utilising your mop in the most effective way. If you have wooden or laminate floors, for a quick fix, use a microfibre mop like the Vileda ProMist Max Spray Mop , for a deep clean, use the Vileda Easy Wring & Clean Mop, as they limit the amount of water on your floor.
Remember to start mopping in one corner of the room (and be careful not to step on the bits you’ve just mopped!)
Despite its name, dishwashers are not just good for cleaning dishes – they’re actually a cleaner’s hidden secret!
For example, dishwashers are brilliant for getting sponge, plastic toys gleaming again, but they’re also great for cleaning microwave turntables, glass fridge shelves, children’s teething rings, plastic pet toys, and even dirty dustpans – just make sure you don’t have the temperature too high!
But like all things, even your dishwasher gets dirty too after excessive use, so again reach for your trusty baking soda, sprinkle a little across the bottom of the dishwasher, and run a short, hot water cycle to keep it looking and smelling fresh for your next wash.
BONUS – Keep your home smelling scent-sational throughout the festive season
When your floors are sparkling and your surfaces shiny, why not place festive reed diffusers around your home for an added dose of Christmas cheer or light a scented candle. Don’t forget to top up your home with an extra spritz of season-scented air freshener as and when needed to keep your home smelling fresh and festive for longer.
So there you have it – our quick top tips for making sure you’re keeping on top of your home this Christmas.
Now you can relax, put your feet up, and enjoy the festive season, knowing that your home is in good hands.