The best part of life is sharing it with those you love around you. Yet, we have this guilt when it comes to showing our friends and family a dirty house. We understand. That is why we have put together pre-party clean-up tips.

1. Focus on High-Traffic Areas

Our your energy in the rooms people will see. Don’t worry about reorganizing your closet, or the kid’s playroom if those aren’t going to be used or seen during the party. Instead concentrate on the living room, kitchen, and main bathroom, the most common rooms.

2. Smell is Everything

It’s not just what people see but what they smell that leaves an impression. Make sure to take out all trash and light some candles. This will help mask any odors. Another great tip is to put some lemon juice down the kitchen disposal to help prevent the sink from smelling too.

3. Remove Clutter

First, start with trash and unneeded clutter. Then put away anything that doesn’t have an immediate purpose. Sometimes junk drawers come in handy. Out of sight, out of mind is what helps here. For the kitchen, put away any unused appliances on the countertop. This helps give the illusion of space and cleanliness. 

4. Make Space for Your Guests

Make sure you have space for your guests to put any handbags or coats. Possibly a coat closet or guest bedroom. Also, make sure they know where and have all toiletries they need for the bathroom. While you want to make sure there is enough seating, watch out from stuffing chairs into every open space and not leaving room for walking around.

Follow these four pre-party clean-up tips to help you get your house together before you have guests. These might seem like much, but they can make a huge difference, especially if you don’t have much time. If you do plan ahead and still avoid cleaning, contact us today to learn more about what we can do for your and your home. We are can clean before and after the party. 🙂