We all know that panic – you get a call or text from a friend during the holiday season that they are going to stop by in an hour! You look around the house and it’s a disaster zone. Your kid has every toy they own in the living room, a half eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwich on the coffee table, pajamas thrown about, dishes in the sink and wrapping paper all over the table! How do I get this all picked up in time for our visitors? Well, here are 5 quick tips to get your house clean for that 1 hour holiday drop by, plus some information about the newest best mop for cleaning your floors this holiday season.
First, set the microwave timer or kitchen timer for 30 minutes – this gives you a time limit and makes you hustle! It’s amazing sometimes how much you can done when you are crunched for time! Also, you really only need to focus on the rooms that you guests will see!
DISHES: Collect all the dishes and get them into the dishwasher
TRASH: Grab a trash bag and run around picking up all the trash, its amazing how many little things you will find to throw away – not always “trash”. Whether they are a piece of paper your little one scribbled on, a to-go cup, wrapper, happy meal toy that is never played with – just grab anything that you no longer need
TOYS: Grab a laundry basket and throw all the toys into it and carry it back to the playroom, bedroom or even just put it in the corner. At least they will all be in one spot!
COUNTERS & TABLES: Wipe down all of the surfaces with a scented anti-bacterial wipe!
FLOORS: Last, but not least, the floors. There isn’t time to vacuum, get the bucket and mop out, wash the floors, wait for them to dry, etc. Instead, this holiday season, grab the O-Cedar Pro Mist! The O-Cedar Pro Mist is really a life safer for cleaning this holiday.
The Pro Mist has a refillable bottle where you can use whatever cleaning solution you like – whether you make your own kid-safe cleaner or use a pre-made solution – it’s up to you!
The microfiber pads has millions of microscopic fibers that help grab and hold dirt, dust hair and moisture! This is great for picking up the hair our pets leave behind and the dust or even pine-needles from the Christmas tree! They also have Microfiber Scrub Zones to help remove stubborn dirt and grime from your floors – even all that food that your little one may have dropped on the floor and then walked on! eek!
You can find the O-Cedar Pro Mist at Walmart in the cleaning aisle, just like I did – as well as all the other supplies you will need for keeping your house clean this holiday season.
I hope this quick holiday clean-up checklist helps you get the job done when you have those unexpected guests stopping in! Happy Holidays!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for #CollectiveBias and the #CleanForTheHolidays campaign. All photos and opinions are 100% my own!