While you are doing spring cleaning before the New Year, think about whether it is convenient in your house to receive guests or start a celebration in the family circle? It is not only about interior design, but also about its practicality in the first place. To feel comfortable during the holiday and not worry about cleaning up after the guests leave, use our simple life hacks.
one Remove carpets in rooms where guests will be
The carpet in the interior is very cozy, but often impractical. If you live in an apartment alone or with a small family, it is not difficult to keep the carpet clean in this case. And with the arrival of guests, this decorative element will turn into a collection of garbage, dirt and food leftovers from the table. To protect the carpet, and at the same time yourself from its long cleaning, it would be better to roll it up and put it in a secluded place.
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2 Provide extra space for shoes
It is rare that someone makes a hallway immediately with the expectation of additional pairs of guests’ shoes. However, if guests come and there are a lot of them, it is worth considering a few things. For example, a couple of extra pallets in the hallway on the floor or a cleared shoe rack. The second option is more difficult to implement, but it is quite possible: you will have to sort out your shoes, and put into boxes the ones that you do not plan to wear in the coming weeks. Such prudent actions will help keep the floor clean, and the shoes themselves will not deteriorate.
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3 Think about where to put your outerwear
Another important point that needs to be considered is the availability of additional places for outerwear. It can be «hangers» in the wardrobe or hooks in the hallway. It is important that the clothes do not form a lump, which at any time can fall and get dirty. And hangers can come off. Not to mention the appearance of the hallway with an abundance of jackets and fur coats.
four Put covers on furniture and pillows
Often, meals on holidays are transferred to a more comfortable place — on the sofa. Or a feast is organized in the living room, and the sofa is used as the main place for seating. In addition, during the holidays, all family members spend more time at home, organize interesting leisure activities, so the upholstery of the sofa may contain, among other things, glue stains, cuts from scissors, paint, plasticine and the list goes on. It is easier to keep furniture in order if you put protective covers on it in advance. Choose the ones that fit into your interior.
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5 Prepare accessories for quick cleaning
Quickly brush off snow from boots or jackets, sweep sand and dirt from the floor, collect crushed cookies or bread crumbs easier if you have a vacuum cleaner and a broom at hand.
6 Fold and tidy things around the house
This is important not only from an aesthetic point of view. On cluttered shelves it is impossible to place additional items that guests will bring: a phone, a bag, a wallet, and so on. It is worth walking around the house with a basket before the holidays and collecting everything that is superfluous and lying out of place. You don’t even have to put them all in order at once, just put a basket of things in a pantry or other hidden place. And you can return to the analysis after the holidays.
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7 Clean the vacuum cleaner
You may need a vacuum cleaner urgently during the holidays or immediately after. That is why he must be fully prepared. A dirty filter, a brush with sticky threads or hair, a clogged debris compartment can seriously interfere. Before cleaning the house, you will have to clean the appliances. It’s better to do it in advance.
eight Stock up on wet and dry wipes
We agree that this is not very environmentally friendly. But it will be easier to quickly collect debris or wipe liquid from surfaces if wipes are at hand. With their help, you can generally keep the entire kitchen in order while you prepare dishes for the holiday. And no cleanup afterwards.
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