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Our After-Thanksgiving Cleanup Tips

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In our previous blog, we’ve shared with you tips and effective ways to clean up in preparation for the upcoming Thanksgiving. We know that preparation for it was quite long, but for sure it’s worth it (and effective) since you’re not stressed out during the course of the event.

In reality, there is endless information regarding the preparation for Thanksgiving including the proper way to clean up your house for the occasion. But, surprisingly, there are only a few writings of tips on how to deal with the clean-up the morning after.

In this blog, we will share with you how to deal with the aftermath the easier way.

Declutter What You Can

For sure, after Thanksgiving dinner, you’re probably tired and want to hit the bed already. However, there might be a split-second phenomenon where it will wake up your senses because you know you have to deal with tidying up. And, for sure, just thinking of it can be bothersome.

So before you go to bed, or as early as after having Thanksgiving dinner, you can deal with a couple of chores instead. For the record, we’re not suggesting doing the cleaning all at once before you sleep (if you can’t do that). Remember that resting is important.

You can declutter a couple of things in the meantime such as placing the dishes and using silverware in the sink or dishwasher. Soak it with water and liquid soap if needed so the grime won’t accumulate and make a foul smell. This will also keep away insects, germs, and bacteria.

Clear Off The Table

You don’t want pests lingering on the table in the morning just because it’s not clean. So, clear off the dining table and wipe off the mess. For grimes, use water, a sponge, and soap to remove them.

Store Away The Leftover Foods

Don’t let food rot and produce a foul smell in the morning. Keep them in Tupperware before putting them in the fridge. If you have big food like a turkey, it’s best if you chop it if you don’t have room in the fridge to stuff it inside as a whole. It will save you time.

For food that you don’t want to keep anymore, throw them off properly in the garbage bag and make sure that you seal the bag (or seal the lid of the garbage bin) so insects won’t go after it.

Take Care Of The Linens

For used napkins and cloth table covers, put them in the washer as soon as the guests leave. Soak them with lukewarm or hot water. This will help with the stains and lingering smell to go off easily. You don’t want to spend hours removing dried stains, right?

These are the few things you can do quickly after the guests leave or the dinner is over to ensure that cleaning in the morning would be much easier.

Hire A Professional House Cleaner

Most of us have work the morning after Thanksgiving (depending on which day it happened). And if it falls on the weekday, it doesn’t give us time to take care of the house chores.

Instead of feeling overly conscious at work—wishing time to speed up—and rushing over at home before dark to do the cleaning, you can consider a different approach. In this modern-day, finding the right cleaner to take care of your house is just one call away. And if this is your scenario, why don’t you consider booking a professional house cleaner to do the work for you after thanksgiving?

Plan ahead because, for house cleaning services, this time of the year would be their feast season where many avail their services. If you think that you don’t have the time to work the morning after Thanksgiving, book a clean as early as today. This will ensure that when you go home from work or running errands, you’ll get home in a sparkling clean house.

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Effective Ways Of House Cleaning For Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is just weeks away. It is a big traditional event for many Americans which started in 1621. Even though Thanksgiving is the time where new and fun memories are created, house cleaning—aside from hours of doing groceries and cooking—before the event is not an easy thing to deal with. Aside from the food that we’re preparing, house cleaning is another challenge we always face just to make sure that everything is neat and clean, especially when there are family, relatives, and friends coming over.

In this blog, we will share with you some tips on how to make house cleaning smoother and get you prepared for this holiday. The following suggestions and recommendations would save yourself some time and effort so that you can pamper yourself and relax before Thanksgiving comes.

Pre-Thanksgiving House Cleaning Tips

Plan ahead before Thanksgiving. Yes, planning ahead is very important in order for you to have a smoother flow on doing tasks on preparing for the holiday.

Three Weeks Ahead

  • Make a list of the things—food, grocery items and materials—that you have to purchase. This would help you to have a shorter period of time spent circling around the supermarket to decide which to buy.
  • Cross-reference it with the items that you already have at home. This is a great way to save money.
  • Make a list of the people you will invite to come over for Thanksgiving so that you can also cross-reference and see how much and how many items you have to buy food, items, and other stuff.

It probably makes you wonder how the first few tips above related to doing the house cleaning for Thanksgiving, but don’t worry we’ll get there.

Two Weeks Ahead

Now that you have evaluated and made a list of what to buy, to prepare, and how many people are coming over to your home, it’s time for us to check which areas in your house that really need to focus on cleaning.

  • Clean the refrigerator to make a good amount of space for the Thanksgiving food. Although cleaning it is a must, the list you made a week ago helps you to ensure that after the said event, you have a room to store some leftovers. Remember, it’s a waste of money and blessing if you throw away everything when you can still save some.
  • Clean also the pantry to ensure that you’ll be using ingredients that you already have beforehand and just replace it with what you will buy. It will also make room for additional items that you will purchase when you do your grocery.
  • Prepare the guest room(s) for your guests that are coming over if they are staying over for a day or two. It happens, that is a fact! Especially when you have some family members coming over, it’s best to be ready that you have a clean room for them to sleep in.
  • Wash and sanitize the dishware you’ll be using. If you’re using glass or chinaware, polish them!
  • Start decluttering in your house. If you have items that you don’t want your guests to see, it’s best if you start keeping them away—at least for the meantime—as it will also help you to clean faster.
  • Start assessing if there are major issues or problems in your house so you’ll have ample time to have it resolved before Thanksgiving!

One Week Before Thanksgiving

Now is the time for you to thoroughly focus on the house [deep] cleaning before the big day. But here’s the thing, since you’ve already made preparations ahead, cleaning would be less challenging now.

  • Sweep, dust, and vacuum the carpet and other areas where your guest might hangout like the living room.
  • Clean the windows to ensure that dust and cobwebs are not lingering around.
  • Sweep and clean surfaces with cloth and disinfectant.
  • Replace the napkins and tablecloths that you’ll use and fit for the occasion. But remember to iron them since these items have been stored for a while.
  • Make the bathroom or powder room sparkling clean. It’s also one of the most common areas where guests go often when coming over. You have to make sure that it’s clean and odorless (if you’ll not use scented sprays) to make it presentable. You can check out our previous blog on How to Keep My Toilet Sparkling Clean? for a guide.
  • Of course, ensure to clean the kitchen and dining room! You don’t want to cook and eat in a place where it is dirty, right? That is why it is really important for you to ensure that your kitchen and dining area are clean and safe, especially these days where most houses have an open-concept where both rooms are integrated to the living area without any division or walls. You can check out our blog Effective Ways To Eliminate Odor And Make Your Home Smells Fresh for a guide to your cleaning.

My Marvelous Maids Can Help You

We know that Thanksgiving is such an important event in many, and we spend time preparing food in most cases. If you don’t have the time to fit house cleaning with your schedule for some reasons like work, My Marvelous Maids is here to assist you. If you are a homeowner in Aurora, IL, and its surrounding areas, and in need of house cleaning services, we are here to do that for you! We also offer other house cleaning services. Book a house cleaning appointment today with us, and we’ll send you our best team to take care of the work for you!