Can you believe that November is around the corner and that means Thanksgiving! I wanted to share some tips with you to help get your home ready for the holidays when we all know that at some point, company will come over!
One of my favorite things to keep on hand are the Clorox Wipes. These are great for the bathrooms and kitchen. I know that my boys won’t ‘deep clean’ their bathroom and that I’m much more likely to get them to grab a wipe and sweep it across the sink or toilet. I make sure to keep some in the kitchen too. I usually use them after my counters have been cleaned with a washcloth. It’s like a quick swipe across the counters, with the Clorox wipes, gives me a sanitized clean feeling all over! Some other favorite uses are for the door knobs, refrigerator doors, and remotes.
I also love Pine-Sol. Not only is it great for your floors, it’s also great in your sink. Yes, in your sink y’all. Clean your sink with it and poor a little extra down the drain right before company arrives. It smells great!!
Some more things you should have done before the hoards of friends & family start coming:
- Clean the microwave! Someone will want to use at some point, I guarantee it!
- Sharpen your knives. You’ll be using them for all that cooking and will save you time by having it done ahead of time.
- Safety check your home. Who knows what could happen during the hustle & bustle of cooking in the kitchen!
- Clean out your fridge! Make room for the food!
Aside from your regular cleaning, I recommend washing your bedding and towels so that they’ll be clean for your guests. Stock up on paper goods; plates, towels, and toilet paper. Be sure to clean all rooms of your home because you never know who will go where, looking for what.
What are some things you do to prepare your home for the holidays and what are some of your favorite products to use? Mine include the two above, Dixie plates, Glad trash bags, Angel Soft toilet paper, and Brawny paper towels. Has anyone ever used Surf detergent??
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