‘Tis the season to be jolly, but you’re not singing “fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la” because your home has become a big mess and you’ve got precious little time to spare due to all the gift-giving, reunions and overall merriment associated with the holidays.
Keeping a home in good order during the holidays may seem like an insurmountable task with the flurry of activities and the sheer volume of foot traffic in the household. What can you do to keep the house spic and span (and not lose your sanity) during all the festivities? Here are a few tips that will help you. Take it from us — we’re experts in cleaning services.
Have a battle plan
With the flurry of activities inside your home, it can be easy to become overwhelmed with all the tasks that you need to perform. One of the best ways to counter that conundrum is to put into place a daily plan that you can do upon waking up. Allot a few minutes each day for performing key tasks that will keep messes at bay,and you’ll have ample time for holiday activities.
Know your priorities
Holidays can be a busy time for all members of the household. Whether you are doing all the chores at home or a family member is willing to help you out, it is always better to know which tasks to prioritise over the others. Focus on areas with the highest amount of foot traffic and leave the rest for the New Year. It would also be helpful to create a to-do list so you won’t forget the essential tasks that you need to get done.
Kiss the frog
No, not that frog! If you are procrastinator, it can be fairly easy to put off doing the tasks that you do not like to do. If you want to do more, keep those tasks that you hate on top of your to-do list. Once you have accomplished these, other tasks will seem like a breeze to do.
Clean as you go
Whenever possible, clean up household messes at once instead of doing it later when you are already tired. Remember, small tasks have their way of snowballing into larger ones.
You can’t do it all
Enlist the aid of your young ones and assign them age-appropriate chores. This will allow you to have ample time for bigger tasks that need to be done.
Take it easy
Remember, ’tis the season to be jolly, to catch up with friends and relatives, to fill your life with holiday merriment. Stop stressing over every little detail. Your house guests won’t.