The Cleaning Nightmare after Christmas
‘Twas the season to party, which means you have recently welcomed plenty of invited (and uninvited) guests into your home. Christmas and New Year celebrations have taken a toll and you’re probably wondering how to clean carpets and other areas most used throughout the season. In this blog post, we share our top cleaning tips for entering the New Year with a spotless home.
Decluttering Comes First
Before anything else, you’ll need to clear away the clutter. It’s much easier to clean when there are fewer obstructions. Not only does tidying up make cleaning a simpler task, but it also frees up space. If you can’t find a place to store an item, consider whether you actually need it or if you could donate it.
Clean from Top
To get your home clean from top to bottom, it’s best to start from the top. Clear away any cobwebs from your ceiling and work your way down to the walls and shelves. Sweep up any dust and wipe down all surfaces, making sure to clean every nook and cranny. Your next priority should be to revive any furniture, including sofas, chairs and tables. Friends and family most likely spent most of their time visiting on your sofas and chairs. The easiest and most effective way to clean a sofa is to use a spot cleaning machine like a Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner. Alternatively, you can rent a Rug Doctor cleaning machine and simply attach the Upholstery Tool. Find a carpet cleaner near you by using the rental locator. We often forget to routinely clean certain things in our home, from curtains to cushion covers. Washing them can make a big difference to a room, like a breath of fresh air in your home.
Any excess dust from cleaning surfaces and furniture will fall to the floor. There’s no better way to wave goodbye to the year than to scrub away any built-up grime and stains. To get the most thorough results, we recommend moving all furniture out of the room. If your floors are carpeted, it’s the best time of year to give them a deep clean. A deep clean of your carpet will extract dirt that’s buried deep within carpet fibers, while vacuuming only removes the surface layer of dust. A Rug Doctor machine gives amazing results without the cost of a hired carpet cleaning service or the effort of manual washing. The Rug Doctor machine can also be used to clean area rugs throughout your home.
Remember the Guest Room
Perhaps the most important room to clean is your guest room, which will need a refresh after all the use over the holidays. Make sure you tackle every place in the room, including under the bed and above the door frames. Freshly wash the bedding to eliminate any dirt, dust or pet hairs. Also, eliminate unpleasant pet odors and stains from dogs and cats with our Pet Stain Remover spray.
Wipe over surfaces and scrub away any remaining stains left behind by guests. After a thorough deep clean, you’ll only need to do some quick touch-ups throughout the year or before the next gathering.
New Year, New Home, New Carpet Clean Goal
A thorough clean up after the party season makes it easier to keep your home clean year-round. With the right cleaning products on hand, you’ll be able to tackle even the toughest stains. So why not have yourself a sparkling New Year?