Our Green Cleaning Tip for November will help you triage your cleaning program amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Thanks again to our friends at Going Green House Cleaning.
‘Tis the season of hustle and bustle and remembering to slow down and embrace the moment. So how do you balance everything? How do you balance being able to embrace your loved ones while staying up on the day-to-day chores?
cook, clean, shop, host, repeat.
It can be overwhelming, can’t it? One of the most anticipated times of year can quickly become the most hectic and stressful time of year. Amongst the hustle and bustle we find ourselves trying to make enough time in the day to accomplish everything on our To-Do Lists and still take time to relax and enjoy the season at hand. Sometimes the most stressful part of the holidays is getting food on the table and still making sure that the house looks good for company at the end of the day. What is it that you should focus on when it comes to cleaning? What is it that your company will notice when they enter your home? Do people even care how your home looks? What are the essentials and where can you draw the line? Well, Going GreenHouse is here to help! Let’s focus on a few main points of polish for getting your home entertaining-ready.
Let’s be honest, it’s the first thing people notice when they approach your home. So what can you do? Wipe down your front door, give the doormat a good shake, and make sure dust and dirt haven’t collected on the floors. These are the first things guests will see when they arrive, so keeping them clean will guarantee a good first impression and will prevent dust and dirt from accumulating with all the foot traffic.
People tend to gather around the food during the holidays, so make sure your kitchen looks and smells inviting. Don’t forget to dust the light fixtures and flush sink drains with boiling water. After all, you want people to notice the aroma of food in the oven, not the food in your garbage disposal.
The Royal Throne.
Yes, having company means that the loo will see its fair share of guests. Simply wiping down the backsplash and base of your toilet can ensure a good impression… and don’t forget to give the inside a good scrub too. A grimy loo can be the demise of any guest. And to all you hosts out there, nobody likes the embarrassment of a stench left behind, so give your guests the peace of mind of a green-friendly air freshener. Whether it’s air cleansing essential oils or a pleasant candle, give your guests an option for leaving the bathroom smelling pleasant for guests to follow.
We all know that the stovetop receives a lot of love during the holidays, so keep it clean with a simple mixture of baking soda and water. Nobody wants to see your stovetop leftovers from dinner the night before.
The holiday budget.
The holidays can quickly become an expensive time of year, so save some money and make your own cleaning products. Castile soap is a wonderful multi-purpose solution for all your holiday cleaning needs. Simply fill a pray bottle with water and add Castile soap and your favorite holiday scent: clove, myrrh, pine, sweet orange, cinnamon, peppermint, etc… and just like that you will have a solution for all your cleaning needs!
From our Going GreenHouse to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.
Need some help this holiday season? Contact Going GreenHouse for your holiday cleaning needs.