When comes to cleaning for a party, it’s possible to work smarter, not harder. A cleaning plan can be helpful if you want to really boost the wow factor of your home. But really, the things you notice about your home and what your guests will notice can be very different. Regardless of a plan, make sure you cover these party basics for an effective quick clean.
- Think Like a Guest. Consider the path a typical guest will take in your house and focus on cleaning those areas. Entryways and other visible rooms should get decluttered. What’s even better, for a super quick declutter simply put all your stuff in a room that won’t be used and deal with it later!
- Kitchen. The kitchen is usually an area that will have a lot of traffic, so make sure countertops are clean and all kitchenware is clean and put away. Having an empty sink will help manage the messes made during the party. Also, be sure to empty the trash and recycling so they can be filled during the party.
- Bathrooms. Bathrooms need extra attention since curious guests may open cabinets if the bathroom isn’t sufficiently stocked. Remove any personal items that you don’t want curious guests to find. Disinfect the toilet and clean all the surfaces. Also, make sure there’s enough toilet paper and fresh hand towels.
- Floors. With all the constant foot traffic on your floors, remember that guests will be talking with guests rather than focusing on your floors. For a quick clean, try a disposable dry dusting cloth and wet cleaning pad with a sturdy mop. Pay extra attention to any stains and spots on the floor.