How to tidy up your home after a party
Tidying up after a party is one of the least pleasant domestic cleaning tasks. It often seems that the mess left behind your guests is reciprocal to the fun you had last night. It feels almost unfair that even though everyone had equal amounts of fun, the cleaning is only up to you. If you have no idea where to start, however, do not despair! Domestic cleaning experts have concocted the perfect remedy to your after-party blues – a simple and hassle-free cleaning guide!
Start with the lounge room
You want to start from the room where the party “happened”, usually the living room. Getting over the hurdle of where most of the party activities took place is both practical and encouraging – after all, nothing can be worse than this room, right? So grab your bin and vacuum cleaner and get to work. First, throw away the larger pieces of garbage, wraps and plastics and send them on their way. Then, spend the next couple of minutes vacuuming the furniture and finish with the floors. As you move around the living room, try to “inspect” the damage, looking for spills or crumbs stuck in awkward to reach corners or furniture.
Be on the lookout for stains
If there was any alcohol present, you can bet that there will be at least one stain. Tipsy people often get clumsy and end up spilling drinks, whether on themselves, their friends or, in the worst case scenario – your furniture. Should you notice any spots, treat them immediately. The longer you wait, the worse the situation will become, as they will have even more time to seep deep into the fabrics of your precious upholstery and carpets.
Disinfect your bathroom
As unpleasant as it may seem, the bathroom comes next. Regardless of how tame your party might’ve been, there still were multiple outsiders using the bathroom at different times during the event and this always warrants a cleaning session! Give everything a thorough sweep, disinfecting any surfaces and washing where you see fit.
Put your towels in the washing machine
Seriously, all of your towels have to get washed, no matter how good your friends are at keeping things clean. You do not want random germs and bacteria lingering on trusty pieces of cloth that you normally allow to touch your hands and face. Gather anything that was left out for public use and chuck it right in the washing machine.
Check your bedroom
Finally, go through your bedroom(s). If anything has been slept in, take the linens off and give them a deep wash. If you find the aftermath of any incidents, you will also want to clean your mattress, either on your own or by hiring a professional.
Finish the procedure by aerating the entire premise and then treat yourself to a well-earned nap!