Tips for Holiday Cleaning and Keeping Your House Clean Before Guests Arrive

House Deocorated for the HolidaysA few holiday cleaning tips and ideas to keep your home looking its best this holiday season from Long Island, NY area owner Todd Borom.

1. Take shoes off in the house

“One of the biggest tips from my cleaning experience is not wearing shoes in the house,” he says. “It really makes a huge difference in terms of the cleanliness of the home and how much dirt is tracked throughout. It makes cleaning the home much easier.”

2. Work from top to bottom, and left to right

Moving around the room in one direction ensures you won’t miss anything; dusting from top to bottom means dust from upper surfaces won’t land on newly cleaned items. Clean like a professional, start with cobwebs hiding in hard-to-reach corners and dust that clings to ceiling fans and light fixtures, then move down to countertops and shelves. This method helps corral dust and dirt, making it easier to vacuum away.

3. Clean the window sash

Wiping out the window sash – the inside part of the window frame in which the window slides open – helps keep the rest of the house clean, Borom says. “A lot of dirt sits in the window sash and blows into the house, attracted by static and electromagnetic rays from the television.” Wipe it once a week with a microfiber cloth.

4. Let it cleaning solutions sit before wiping away

When cleaning countertops and glass shower doors, Borom advises against simply spraying and wiping. “Spray on an all-purpose solution and let it sit for a few minutes. You need to let the chemical penetrate, so leave the room and do something else for two minutes. It makes a big difference.”

5. Remove stubborn mirror streaks

Mirror streaks aren’t always visible while you’re cleaning, so Borom recommends standing to the side and turning off the light to get the best view.

6. Squeegee the bath to prevent mold

To prevent mold from growing and soap scum from building up on shower tiles, run a squeegee over them. “Wiping down the shower is huge,” Borom says, but he adds that you don’t have to get neurotic about doing it every day. “Just wipe down all the tiles after every few showers. It goes a long way.”

Todd Borom Glen Cove, NYTodd Borom is owner of Molly Maid of North Shore Nassau County 50 Glen Street, Suite 300, Glen Cove, NY 11542 516-609-2525 providing cleaning services to greater Glen Cove, NY. Each maid services team comprises bonded, insured, licensed and uniformed housekeepers who are regularly supervised. Click here to request service in your area.

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