Oh Christmas, our absolute favourite time of the year that is filled with all things magical and merry. It is also a season where we gather together with our nearest and dearest for party bashes and real feasts. Even though social gatherings like these are set to be very different in 2020 amid the pandemic, we aren’t letting it rain on our parade. And because we love the festive season so much, our Santa here is going to arm you with not one, not two, but five killer cleaning hacks you ought to know for a stress-free Christmas this year!
Don’t wait till the last minute holiday rush – no one wants to be cleaning on the first day of Christmas. So be sure to strike them off your list, right now!
1. Curate a full cleaning plan
To kick off your house cleaning plan, do yourself a favour and walk through your home with a visitor’s eye. Place emphasis on the things you will see when you enter someone’s house.
Next, list down all the nitty-gritty details and imperfections that you have spotted, and make a list. Trust us – this will provide you with an order and structure to take on these drudgery tasks.
While at it, create a playlist with upbeat Christmas music to keep you movin’ and groovin’ along the way.
2. Anywhere you clean, don’t neglect the bathroom
Can’t find the time for a full-on bathroom cleaning? We feel you. Not to mention, bathroom cleaning is one of those household chores that we all tend to procrastinate (hands up if you’re guilty of that).
Well, the least you could do is to remove all toothpaste splashes, stubborn scums and water spots off the surfaces. For the final touch, make your bathroom feel like a five-star hotel by placing fluffy towels for your guests.
3. Vinegar to the rescue
Singaporeans’ love this hack! If engaging a proper house cleaning services is not your cup of tea (although we do strongly encourage you to opt for one), consider cleaning spills and stains on your rug with vinegar.
Simply mix equal parts of hot water and vinegar to form a mixture, and spray it onto your rug. To get rid of the temporary pickle smell from the vinegar, add lemons into the ‘concoction’ prior to cleaning.
4. Prepare mattresses for your guests
When you host a Christmas party, chances are that your guests will stay overnight. That said, you’d want to ensure that they feel at home.
No guest likes the thought of sleeping on a mucky mattress, so be sure to gather your cleaning supplies and give these mattresses (that you’d probably haven’t been touching for centuries) a deep clean.
If you choose to do-it-yourself, the first step is to vacuum – ideally with a speciality mattress vacuum with ultraviolet light beams. Otherwise, ensure that your regular vacuum cleaner has powerful suction to get the job done. Subsequently, carry out spot cleaning by sprinkling baking soda directly on your mattress, and leave it to work its magic for an hour or so. Then, vacuum the residue.
5. Book professional house cleaning services early
The demand for professional house cleaning services in Singapore during the holiday season is high. Therefore, it is only wise to book them before the holidays officially kick-off. The last thing you want is to feel distressed and anxious over having to perform the last-minute tasks yourself. The thought alone is enough to send shivers down your spine, isn’t it? Fret not, as Clean Lab has got your back – as always! Reach out to us to find out how we can help you get through the holiday season without a hitch.