Christmas is almost here and finally we all have something to look forward to towards the end of the year. This year has been harder than most, and a good celebration is needed for all the family.
Today we want to go through some simple cleaning tips and tricks to make your festive season go a little easier and to avoid you having a messy or dirty house throughout the period.
Use wrapping paper for placemats
If you are having people over during the festive period and plan to cook a roast; one of the things you’ll want to do is decorate the table to look festive. If there are some messier members of your family to watch out for it might be worth covering your placements and coasters with metallic wrapping paper. By wrapping your placemats and coasters you’ll be able to create some festive colour on the table, and after the season is over you can simply throw the wrapping paper away!
Fix red wine with white wine
We all love a good tipple around Christmas, but some of the family might have a little too much to drink this season. If you have a red wine spill on your carpet at Christmas, pour some white wine directly on top to soak it up and then clean it off as you would normally. This will prevent your carpet from becoming stained.
Unclog the drains
The drains will likely take a battering during the festive period with all of the cooking, cleaning, and fatty foods you’ll be cooking. Be sure to unclog the drain once a week through this period to ensure that everything flows smoothly. Use this method;
- Pour a kettle of boiling water down the drain.
- Pour 1 cup of baking soda down the sink.
- Mix 1 cup of vinegar with 1 cup of boiling water, and pour this over the baking soda. Cover with your sink plug and leave for 15 minutes.
- Rinse with boiling water.
Have a deep carpet clean
It is a great idea around the Christmas period to take the chance to deep clean some areas of the home. It is safe to say that the carpets are often left neglected and forgotten about, which is why hiring professional carpet cleaning is a great idea before having guests over. Keep the house looking and smelling fresh all season.
Use baking soda for pans
When cooking things such as pigs in blankets, dry up breakfasts, or searing meat; there are bound to be times where your pans get covered in fat and grease and often this is a nightmare to clean off. Instead of trying to use expensive cleaning products to get rid of hard grit and stains though, try using baking soda instead. Sprinkle over some baking soda, drip a little vinegar on top, and add a little water and leave to sit for 30 minutes. Once you come to clean your pan it will be much easier to remove all of that hard grease!