There’s no place like home for the holidays – but travel preparations look a lot different this year. The CDC determined that the safest way to celebrate the holidays during COVID-19 is to stay home and avoid contact with people who are not in your immediate household.
For families who intend to gather for the winter holidays, the CDC recommends quarantining for two weeks to be safe and protect your loved ones. Wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, and hosting events outside are safety precautions to keep your family safe. Before deciding to travel, consider the risks of your trip and potential exposures along the way. Traveling to an area where hospitals are overwhelmed by the coronavirus significantly increases risk.
If you take all the necessary precautions, and you feel safe hosting your family for the holidays, prepare for guests with smart, intentional cleaning. Here at Maid Right, we know that a clean, well-organized home can take a lot of holiday stress off your plate, especially during a year where there are many more additional safety precautions to consider. Here are some of our top holiday cleaning tips!
Last-minute shopping and last-minute cleaning both lead to scrambling and panic. So, break cleaning tasks down into manageable chunks and give yourself a head start. We suggest taking a full week to tackle pre-holiday cleaning projects. Start with a walk-through to make sure you have a complete list of cleaning tasks on day one. Then go day-by-day, tackling deep-cleaning projects first and leaving light-cleaning projects for later.
To best protect your family and prevent the spread of illnesses, deep cleaning your home is a great measure to prepare. Luckily, Maid Right’s MR Shield® is the perfect cleaning solution. The proprietary misting system received the highest safety rating from the EPA continues to clean and disinfect for 48 hours, eliminating 99.99 percent of germs and odors through electrostatically-charged particles.
If you’re hosting family and friends this holiday season, you’ll want to be ready for additional foot traffic and post-meal clean-up. Ensure you’ve made room for slushy boots and winter coats and that you contain any melt-off from these items. For dinner, make sure that your dishwasher is empty and ready for dishes after your delicious Christmas dinner. Consider double-bagging or triple-bagging any garbage cans for meal clean-up and prepare a soaking station for your dirty dishes.
If you and your family share a lot of presents for the holidays, you know how quickly scraps of wrapping paper, ribbon, gift bags, and packaging can pile up. Be prepared on Christmas morning by having garbage bags or bins ready to sort through the leftovers. At Maid Right, we like to keep things seasonal by using bags that come in festive colors or bins that we’ve dressed up for the occasion.
No matter how many holiday cleaning tips you collect, cleaning is still time-consuming work. So, if you’re stretched for time this year, consider a professional clean from your local Maid Right. Professional cleaners can give your home a deep-clean that isn’t possible with supermarket cleaning products. More importantly, professional cleaning ensures peace of mind from a thorough, detailed cleaning job.
We offer one-time deep cleans that are perfect for pre- or post-holiday festivities. Call your local Maid Right office today at (855) MAID-RIGHT to book your pre- or post-holiday cleaning.