A clean house or apartment looks appealing all year, but cleanliness and tidiness could become a greater priority during the holidays. Those expecting visitors and guests likely want their interior to look as nice as possible. However, those who intend to be guests and not hosts shouldn't ignore plans to keep an interior looking good. The holidays lead to being busier than expected, which might lead to neglecting routine cleanings and tidying. An apartment or home could end up looking like a disaster when one week's neglect turns into a month. Perhaps booking a cleaning service to take over housecleaning duties would be wise.
Skipping Days "Here and There" Adds Up
Not wiping down the kitchen countertop or bathtub could lead to ugly-looking surfaces. Carpets and windows may look awful after a couple of weeks without vacuuming or cleaning. Books, clothes, and other items might pile up and become disorganized. A small mess could become a mass of several large messes when benign neglect becomes acceptable for the holidays. As that mess gets worse, it becomes harder to clean. Another troubling problem could arise: the mess gets out of hand, and the resident continues to put off the "big job" of cleaning it. Wouldn't it be better to have a professional house cleaner take over the responsibilities long before such a disaster scenario?
Plan the Housecleaning in Advance
Last-minute holiday bookings are likely possible, but why take any chances? Scheduling multiple house cleaning bookings during the holiday season could ensure a residence remains reasonably neat and orderly. Perhaps booking a thorough cleaning once every two weeks for six weeks would work. Doing so addresses the "before, during, and after" points during the season.
Cleaning Between Bookings
If the resident is too busy to clean during the holidays, the "mid-point" cleaning sessions could restore some normalcy, as would the third cleaning. Residents might wish to find the time to clean up "a little bit" between house cleaning dates to keep the interior in somewhat decent shape. Such tasks become more manageable when a professional handles all the hard work and the resident does a little cleaning up after themselves.
A Year-Round Plan
The holiday cleaning bookings reflect illustrative examples of what to do when a schedule makes it hard to stay on top of cleanings. Be aware that such a strategy may work anytime during the year when life becomes busy and cleaning falls down the priority ladder. For more information, contact a house keeping service.