Written by: Michelle Tran
Thanksgiving is only a week away, and your to-do list is miles long. There are groceries to buy, decorations to put up, and a house to clean before the guests arrive. In this holiday season of gratefulness, cleaning an entire house (on top of everything else) can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.
This week we’re going to give you a few quick tips to make your holiday preparations that much easier.
The key to any good, effective cleaning is dual: priority and organization. Being organized goes hand in hand with efficiency. The more organized and straightforward you are about your to-do list, the more effective your efforts will be. In turn, prioritizing what absolutely needs to be cleaned helps your organization.
Quickly make a list of the rooms vital to your Thanksgiving festivities. They’re probably the kitchen, bathrooms, living room, dinning room, and guest rooms. Maybe there are other rooms that are a priority for you. Next, number the priority of each room from most important to least important. Clean accordingly. Another useful tip is to consider breaking down the cleaning (if possible) to several days. For example, you might clean all of the guest rooms on Monday, the bathrooms on Tuesday, and the kitchen on Monday. There are several reasons for this. For starters, you won’t feel as overwhelmed if you’re cleaning a little bit here and there. Setting specific chores to specific days, instead of all at once, makes the goal attainable. Of course, there is no right or wrong answer for organizing your cleaning— as long as it suits your schedule and needs. Another reason for breaking up the cleaning over a few days, it prevents you from becoming completely burnt out from all of the holiday preparation and chores.
With just a little bit of critical thinking, organization, and prioritizing, your Thanksgiving cleaning doesn’t have to be a burden! Enjoy your holiday plans, food, and time spent with loved ones.