Today, we’ll discuss festive house cleaning services in Sydney, with a focus on the pre-Christmas cleaning checklist. There’s so much to do over the holidays. And despite our best intentions, cleaning often takes a back seat. This is because we don’t contribute enough time to keep our homes clean to make a good first impression.

However, if you’re expecting guests for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, you should start thinking about hiring professional house cleaning services so you won’t be embarrassed when you open the door.

In addition, we decided to share our plan for cleaning before Christmas and getting your home ready for the holidays by offering our pre-Christmas Cleaning Checklist!

The best thing about this Christmas holiday cleaning checklist is how versatile it is.

You can follow the instructions exactly and clean a room every day.
Days can be combined to clean multiple rooms in one day.
In one sweep, you can clean the entire house from top to bottom.
You can rearrange the rooms to suit your cleaning needs

Christmas House Cleaning Services Checklist

Day 1 – Cleaning Guest Bedrooms and Baths

  • Thoroughly vacuum/sweep and dust rooms
  • Trash removal
  • Clean the shower/tub, toilet, sinks, and counters.
  • Window and mirror cleaning
  • Polish faucets, etc
  • Changing and washing Linens, rugs, and towels
  • Replace light bulbs that have burned out.
  • Shower curtain liner replacement
  • Set out new soaps, lotions, and other items.
  • Include a few seasonal decorations.

Close the door and don’t let family members into or utilise these rooms once they’ve been cleaned. This is critical, otherwise, you’ll have to clean it all over again — and who wants that? If you don’t have a dedicated bedroom or bathroom for guests, clean those rooms closer to when they arrive to ensure they are spotless.

Day 2 – Cleaning Bedrooms

  • Remove any clutter, toys, books, or clothing.
  • Trash removal
  • Thoroughly vacuum and dust
  • Changing and washing Linens
  • Organize drawers, shelves, and closets.
  • To refresh rooms, diffuse essential oils.

Day 3 – Cleaning Family Bedrooms

  • Thoroughly vacuum/sweep and dust
  • Trash removal
  • Cleaning the shower/tub, toilet, sinks, and counters.
  • Window and mirror cleaning
  • Polish faucets, etc.
  • Changing and washing Towels and rugs
  • Replacing the burned-out light bulbs
  • Replacing shower curtain liner
  • Adding new soaps, lotions, and other items.
  • Include a few holiday decorations.

If you and your visitors will be sharing bathrooms, postpone this for a few days so that the bathrooms are clean and fresh when they come.

Day 4 – Cleaning Dining Rooms

  • Window and mirror cleaning
  • Remove any clutter, toys, periodicals, or mail.
  • Thoroughly vacuum and dust rooms
  • Vaccum all the Drapes, upholstered furniture, and beneath the furniture.
  • Clean and dust the Blinds and Polish the baseboards
  • Cleaning the Windows and mirrors

Request that family members keep out of this room and not use it as a storage space.

Day 5 – Cleaning The Kitchen

  • Organize your counters and cabinets.
  • Thoroughly vacuum/sweep and dust (TIP: vacuum inside drawers and cabinets)
  • Window and mirror cleaning
  • Cleaning counters, appliances, and cabinets
  • Clean the inside and out of the refrigerator.
  • Remove garbage and recyclables.
  • Washing and Cleaning the oven, including the stovetop and oven door.
  • Washing and wiping the tables and chairs.
  • Cleaning the floor.

Day 6 – Cleaning Living Room

  • Remove any clutter, toys, periodicals, or mail.
  • Thoroughly vacuum and dust rooms.
  • Vacuum under furniture and pillows, sofas, cushions, and draperies.
  • Cleaning and polishing blinds and baseboards.
  • Cleaning the window and mirror.
  • Clean the flooring (if applicable).

Since these rooms receive the heaviest activity in most homes, they will almost certainly require some attention before visitors arrive. For this, use our Quick Cleaning Checklist!

Day 7 – Cleaning Entryway and High Traffic Spots

  • Pick up trash, shoes, coats, backpacks, and other items.
  • Make space in closets for guests’ jackets by straightening them.
  • Thoroughly vacuum/sweep and dust.
  • Clean the entrance door, the walls, and the baseboards.
  • Window and mirror cleaning.
  • Porch sweep.
  • Clean the flooring.

The benefit of this checklist is that you can rearrange the days if you wish to complete certain tasks sooner. However, to make the best impression on your guests, the most utilised rooms in the house should be cleaned as near to the holiday as feasible. Even better if you can separate a room from the rest of the house.

Simply do what you need to get it done and not messed up before your guests show up. Of course, you can clean the entire house in one session on the day closest to the holiday. You should always do whatever works best for you.

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