So, that inexplicable, overwhelming surge of enthusiasm that so often precedes the holiday season made you reckless and daring enough to plunge into the unknown. You’ve announced you were hosting a house party. Chop-chop, then, and get to work! The house isn’t going to clean itself, so it’s either joining forces with professional Brentwood home cleaning or DIY all the way, but it’s got to be thorough and well-thought-out. If you are preparing for a party at home and need to think fast, check out these quick tips!
Preparing for a party at home means setting up off-limits areas
You’re welcoming people into your home, yes, but not all of your home, thank you very much. All joking aside, party people – even if they are your people – should be banned from accessing some parts of your home. Also, put away any valuable, delicate, fragile items that your tipsy friends could accidentally knock over.
Think ahead to reduce the post-party workload
Make small investments that will make your life much easier after everyone’s left the house and you’re stuck with the cleaning. These include disposable mats for the floor and the tables, chair and sofa covers and the like. Depending on the party style, atmosphere and the number of people you expect to show up, consider whether plastic and paper cups and plates are acceptable.
Easy-to-grab paper towels are a terrific, handy solution for a quick response to spills and the like. Set up two or more garbage bins to get the guest to clean up after themselves and reduce your post-party workload.
Remember, you’re preparing for a party at home, not competing for homemaker of the year award
What’s really awesome about this is that there is no deep cleaning involved! You’re trying to organize a party, make the post-party cleanup easier, and, last but not least, make the party more enjoyable for yourself. It’s not about organizing your whole house – just decluttering to get stuff out of the way and keep them hidden from view.
How long should preparing for a party at home take?
Now that we’ve covered the steps done beforehand (stocking up on all the supplies and organizing things), how much time should the pre-party cleaning consume? Well, assuming that you’ll be doing all the cooking on the same day, immediately afterwards. The kitchen is bound to be the messiest room in the house, so do that first. Wipe down all the surfaces and load that dishwasher as many times as possible. Sweeping and vacuuming the floors are a must! Use dust wipes as a quick solution for any dust-prone areas. But, if you stick to these basics, it could all be done and done within an hour, or less, if you’re lucky.
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