Throwing a party requires some work… You have to get the right drinks, the best snacks and even calculate how many people you can fit in your house. Needless to say, parties can be quite stressful for the host, especially when you’re working on a tight deadline.
In an ideal situation, you’d have enough time to clean every part of your house and attend to every single detail. But every now and then, life throws a curveball at you. When your guests are scheduled to arrive in an hour, you cannot afford to get carried away with details.
You need to have a plan that will allow you to concentrate on the most important areas. We have a few tips that will help you clean everything up. However, remember that every house is different so you’ll have to customize this plan to suit your individual needs.
Tip #1: Hide Away the Clutter
If you have empty glasses on the table or laundry on the floor, you need to pick them up as soon as possible. You should start by clearing all of the spaces where guests will spending the most time. If you have a garage, it would be good to place any needles items there. This will allow you to present yourself as an organized host, always ready to throw a party and entertain.
Tip #2: Fresh up Your Bathroom
Once again, you don’t need to do a ton of work here, you should just clean the obviously dirty areas in your bathroom. For example, clean the mirror, wipe the faucet and replace the towels. Of course, you should get a toilet cleaner, spray the bowl and brush it quickly.
Tip #3: Touch Up the Kitchen
Your kitchen needs to be ready for drinks, snacks and any other party-foods you had in mind. You should check the fridge, see if there’s any leftovers or expired foods and throw them out. Large containers should be moved to the back, in order to make more room for party food. Lastly, take a simple roll of paper and clean the countertops.
The Bottom Line
All in all, situations like these should be avoided by any means necessary. If you’re throwing a huge party, you can’t start improvising and cleaning last minute. In that case, you need to hire a cleaning service. Browse sites such as helpling.co.uk if you want to find the right help.
But back to our topic – if you want to clean everything efficiently, you need to have a clear plan of action. That should be your first step every time you find yourself with an hour or two to throw a full-blown party in a house cluttered top to bottom.
Our list of tips will give you a good template for your plan, so you don’t have to worry too much. Just remember to clean the parts of the house that matter the most and welcome your guests with a smile.
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Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.