Simple festive cleaning solutions
Category: Home Cleaning
Needless to say, a great deal of preparation has to go into making everything just right - from decorating the house and putting up a Christmas tree to wrapping presents and cooking a big roast meal.
However, what a lot of people overlook is the toll this can take on the home. This is understandable, as no one wants to be a party pooper and grumble about all the cleaning up you'll have to do when the festivities are over.
To make this big tidy-up session a little less stressful, we've come up with a list of a few essential tools that you use to keep the home looking clean and tidy throughout the season.
Ask any pet owner and they will tell you lint rollers really are your best friend if you want to go out and avoid looking like a crazy cat person covered in animal hair.
While most people use these cleaning products to keep their clothes free of hair and fluff, they have a much wider range of uses.
For instance, they can help clear up fallen needles from a tree or any excess glitter that has found its way into obscure corners of the home.
One great way of having the house look particularly festive is to light candles in various parts of the house to offer some natural mood lighting.
While this does run the risk of having wax drip onto surfaces, there is no need to let it ruin your fun, as wax can easily be cleaning up with the assistance of a hair dryer.
Scrape off the outer layer of wax, and soak up any residue with a piece of blotting paper, holding it over the offending stain and using a hair dryer on the affected area to help speed things along.
Scrapers also come in handy for removing any artificial snow you may have used in a festive window display.
Just as with candle wax, the more stubborn residue is likely to be left behind - but spraying it with a mixture of vinegar and water will get your windows looking as good as new.