The winter holidays are that magical time of the year in which you just don’t have enough time. During any other month you can spend a weekend cleaning, but in December this is simply impossible. That is why you have to prioritise and see what is more important – wrapping the gifts for your kids or washing window frames. We both know the answer to that. Nevertheless, you can’t avoid the cleaning chores, and that is why we have prepared a simple but effective Christmas cleaning routine for your Bournemouth home.
To be honest by January or February, your house will probably be in desperate need of a thorough deep-cleaning, but for now – don’t think about it. You have more important tasks in mind. That is why when the holiday season starts you need to be properly prepared. Here is what you will need to clean your Bournemouth house in half of the time you usually spend:
- Forget about all DIY cleaners. While is great to be “green” unless you have “cooked” great amounts of your favourite detergents, during the holidays you just won’t have enough time.
- Wet wipes will save you a lot of trouble. They are easy to buy, are recyclable and leave a great smell.
- Make sure to have at least a couple of packs.
- Get a big box for all the things you don’t have to organise. The less clutter you have in the rooms, the easier it is to clean them. Store all items in a box or container and put it in the garage or the basement. During the big deep-cleaning in Spring, you can put everything in order.
- The laundry basket is your best friend. Go trou every room and collect all toys and small items, you have no idea what to do with. Everything goes in the garage, let the future you figure it out.
- Shower with a squeegee. Wipe the tiles from time to time – there you just cleaned your bathroom.
- Garden chores for the kids. Living in Bournemouth usually means you have a garden and a pathway to your house. Tell your children that Santa has to park its slay somewhere and they need to clean the snow from your driveways. If there is ice on the pathways or your front porch – sprinkle them with sea salt.
- If you don’t see it and you can’t be reached it – it is not dirty. Dust only the shelves that are in front of your immediate line of sight.
Bedroom Cleaning Checklist
Remember you don’t have much time, so spend around 5 to 10 minutes for each of the bedrooms.
- Make the beds. If needed change the sheets. The mattress deep-cleaning can wait.
- Pick up all the items and clothes scattered around. Put them in the wardrobe or the toy box.
- Hoover the carpets and using the dust attachment, clean the bed frame, nightstand or any other visibly dirty surface;
- Mop the floor and you are done!
Clean Your Livingroom
This is typically the room that needs the most attention as the whole family spends a lot of time here. However, we have managed to reduce the cleaning time by:
- After gathering all the unnecessary things in the “garage” box, the room already looks much better.
- Hoover the carpets and the furniture using the upholstery attachment of your vacuum machine.
- With a wet wipe clean all surfaces that look dusty including your TV and computer screens.
- Mop the floor.
The Dreaded Bathroom Cleaning
The good news is your bathroom already looks sparkling after your shower routine. Here is what is left:
- Put toilet bowl cleaner around the rim and let it do its thing for 10 minutes;
- Wipe the mirror with kitchen paper and window cleaner.
- Use wet wipes to polish all chrome surfaces and wipe the sink, the bathtub and the countertops.
- The 10 minutes are up, flush the water and using the toilet bush scrub in circular motions. You are done.
Clean Your Bournemouth Kitchen
You are almost done with the holiday cleaning of your Bournemouth home. There are only a couple of things left:
- Put all of the dirty dishes in the dishwasher or wash them by hand.
- Using the wet wipes clean all countertops, your fridge doors, the stove-tops.
- Wash the sink and declutter the drains.
- Check for any expired foods that may be hiding in your fridge and dispose of them.
Now it’s time to put on the Christmas decorations and enjoy your free time!