Cleaning your home before a party
No one wants to host a party at a messy house. If you’re planning on having people over, it’s important to make sure your place is clean and presentable. The last thing you want is for your guests to be uncomfortable or think less of you because your home is dirty.
However, if you’ve not had a party in a long time, you may have forgotten how to prepare your home for a party. This is why we asked cleaning experts at Modern Maids to help us by offering some tips about cleaning and getting your home guest-worthy.
General Cleaning Tips
Think like your guest – where are you going to go, what are you going to see. This will help you look at your house through a different lens and figure out what you need to clean.
For instance, your door might not be something you think of cleaning very often, but it will be the first thing greeting your visitors – make sure it’s presentable. The entryway, too, needs to be spruced up and cleaned.
Oh, and make sure you vacuum and dust everything – allergies are quite common and you don’t want to be the cause of someone’s discomfort for the duration of the party. Once you’ve done a general cleaning, it’s time to focus on specific areas.
Another important room to focus on is the bathroom. This is because your guests will likely use your bathroom at some point during the party. Start by cleaning the toilet, but also, don’t forget to tackle the sink and the shower. Then move on to sweeping and mopping the floor.
Don’t forget to put out clean towels for your guests to use! Oh, and no matter how you feel about scented candles or air fresheners, make sure they are available – putting your guests at ease is what counts.
Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your house when you’re hosting a party. This is because most parties involve food, and no one wants to eat food that’s been prepared in a dirty kitchen.
Start by cleaning all surfaces, including countertops, the stove, and the fridge. Then move on to cleaning appliances like the dishwasher and microwave. If you are throwing a dinner party, and you don’t have a dining room, this is likely where you will be having your dinner, too.
Make sure that the cooking smells have dissipated by the time you are ready to serve food. If this is not possible, perhaps you could skip the dinner in the kitchen and have it in the living room.
The living room is another important area to focus on when you’re preparing your home for a party. Depending on the type of party you are throwing, you might be spending a lot of time in this room, and that will give your guests plenty of time to see, inspect and deconstruct your living room.
Just like with every other room, it’s important to dust all surfaces and vacuum or mop the floor, depending on what your floors are like. Get some high polish for your wood furniture and apply it the day before the party. It will keep its shine, but the smell of the cleaning agent will dissipate by the time of the party.
These are just a few tips to help you prepare your home for a party. Remember, the key is to start early and to make sure that your guests have a great time. Cleaning your home is just one way to get people comfortable and ready to enjoy the party.