The holidays are such a wonderful time to make memories with family and friends. Now that the world is starting to open back up, you may be thinking about hosting a party or a family get-together at your house. 

Hosting is so much fun – it fills your home with warmth and love, but it is a lot of work! It can also be completely overwhelming when everyone leaves and your family is stuck in a big cluttered mess. 

This holiday season, stay ahead of the clutter and grime with these valuable tips!

Shoes Off at the Door

This one is very easy – most guests will be happy to oblige. Taking shoes off in people’s homes has become more common in the pandemic, as it is a simple way to stop the spread of germs.

You may find this rather shocking, but “96 percent of shoe soles contain fecal matter.” “Despite the fact that this is beyond unpleasant, it can also be a health concern for anybody with a weakened immune system.”

If you share that with Uncle, he’ll have no problem taking his shoes off at the door! 

Do the Dishes as You Go

This can be tough, but with help, it is doable and will be a lifesaver! Instead of trying to take this on alone, enlist the help of two or three cousins, siblings, or older kids. 

Give one person the job of scraping off plates and emptying the trash can when it gets full. The other two people can be in charge of washing and drying! That way, the only thing you’re left with at the end of the party is putting away clean dishes. Doesn’t that sound like a dream?

Of course, some people may opt for paper or plastic products instead of doing dishes. It just depends on your level of formality. If you’re doing paper products, just make sure someone is responsible for helping keep an eye on the trash so it does not overflow and get out of control. 

Don’t go Crazy on Gifts!

If you have smaller childre, not buying all the best and coolest toys out there can be hard. However, your wallet, your home, and your brain will thank you for not overdoing it! It is proven that physical clutter can bring on extra stress. Clutter makes it difficult to relax and enjoy the moment – that’s what the holidays are all about! Don’t let clutter get in the way.

When choosing gifts to buy, keep in mind the amount of space you have in your home and how many existing toys and items you already have. It’s a good idea to purge your home of anything that has not been used in the past year, especially before the holidays. 

Hire a Professional Cleaning Service

When you have people over for the holidays, there are a couple of reasons hiring a professional cleaning service is a good idea. Obviously, you want your home to look its best for your family and friends, especially since it may have been over a year since you had any kind of get-together in your home.

Outside of aesthetics, a Monik’s will not only perform all duties you would expect, but will even go the extra mile and sanitize frequently touched surfaces after the home has already been thoroughly cleaned. 

This helps keep you safe, as well as your family and friends. Give yourself the gift of peace of mind this holiday season!

Monik’s Cleaning Services aims to help people in and around Gastonia, NC have a happy, healthy home and lifestyle. Our goal is to lend a helping hand with housekeeping so you can make spending time with yourself and the people you love a priority. We want to support you and your home so you can make time for things and people you love.  

Holiday cleanings are filling up fast! Schedule your deep clean or regular cleaning service with us and enjoy your holiday season to the fullest!