It is 20 days to go before Christmas. If you are hosting Christmas this year, then you are probably already thinking of ways to make sure that everything is absolutely perfect for your guests. Our cleaning specialists here at Cajun Maids, the leading maid service provider in Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, prepared a 7-day cleaning checklist for you that will help you make your home party-ready.
Day 1: Walk through your home with a visitor’s eye, making notes of any imperfections you may be used to but guests may notice, such as houseplants with dead leaves. Turn do-it-yourself tasks into a do-it-ourselves effort – gather family members, go over the plan, and assign chores.
Day 2: Wash windows and vacuum window screens. Damp-mop baseboards. Launder and press window and shower curtains. Launder bedspreads if needed.
Day 3: Deep-clean bathrooms and medicine cabinets. Straighten bedrooms; remove clutter and donate or store out of sight.
Day 4: Straighten coat closet, making room for guests’ coats. Add extra hangers if needed. Wash throw rugs; set aside so they are nice and fluffy for party day.
Day 5: Clean range or stove top, surfaces, and grates. Clean out the refrigerator, making room for party foods; dust top of refrigerator. Wipe down all large and small appliances. Wipe down kitchen cabinets. Take recycling to recycling bins or facilities.
Day 6: Sweep entryway, polish the doorknob, and decorate the entry with seasonal touches. Dust all surfaces, including bookshelves, photo frames, and art. Don’t forget the ceiling fans. Clean kitchen sink and dish drainer.
Day 7: Clean trash receptacles and add fresh liners. Wipe down any dirty areas in the bathroom using household cleaner and paper towels. Wipe down bathroom mirrors and counters and floors with a damp towel. Put toilet bowl cleaner in the toilets; brush. Hang fresh towels and put out fresh hand soap. Damp-mop the kitchen floor. Vacuum carpets and dry-mop wood floors. Fluff sofa cushions and pillows. Decorate with special touches, such as flowers or candles.
Time to party! If you need help, just call your trusted maid service provider in Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans: Cajun Maids!