It’s the most wonderful time of the year, until it’s time to clean up! Although the holidays are for celebrating and spending time with your loved ones, it’s no secret that cleaning up after them isn’t very fun.
However, if you know how to maximize efficiency in your workflow, cleaning up after your holiday extravaganza doesn’t have to be so bad. Here are some tips for cleaning up after your holiday party.
Start Cleaning the Moment Your Guests Leave
Although you might want to call it a night after your last guest leaves the party, putting off messes can make them harder to clean later on. As soon as everyone leaves, you should start the cleanup process. You don’t have to do a deep clean of your house. All you need to do is start the process and leave the more labor-intensive tasks for the following day.
Start by washing all your dishes and putting them in the dishwasher if you have one. On the other hand, easy disposal is one of the biggest advantages of using disposable wine glasses for your party, so shop for those if you want an easier cleanup.
Put Away All the Temporary Decorations
Since the holiday season lasts for a few weeks, you can leave up any decorations that will last a while. However, for any temporary decorations that you used just for this party, set out a bin and put them in storage until the next occasion. You can save money by purchasing reusable decorations each year, but paper and plastic materials might degrade over time, so you should dispose of them if they aren’t looking their best.
Make It Easy for Your Guests To Keep Your Home Clean
You can keep your home clean by making it easier for your guests to keep it that way. Set out a shoe rack or mat and have your guests take off their shoes, so they don’t track mud and snow into your home.
Also, make sure to stock up on napkins and paper towels, so your guests don’t leave crumbs everywhere. Last but not least, have your guests use coasters so that their drinks don’t stain any surfaces.
Overall, the holidays are about celebrations, not stress, so don’t worry too much if things get out of hand. Now that you know a few tips for cleaning up after your holiday party, you should be able to celebrate without any worries.