Before and after the holiday party: A comprehensive cleaning guide

Before and After the Holiday Party: A Comprehensive Cleaning Guide

The holiday season brings people together as families and friends celebrate various functions, be it birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, religious events, or other occasions. While celebrations come in all forms, people generally get together in one place to spend time with each other, eat good food, listen to music, dance, and have a good time.

However, organizing a holiday party can be challenging, especially cleaning up after everyone leaves.

Depending on the kind of party, you must make some preparations that involve cleaning up and organizing the stuff around the house. Here are some things you can keep in mind for the preparation phase of the party.

Before the Holiday Party

Once you have finalized the location and the number of guests coming to the party, preparations must be made, starting with decluttering the space. If you invite people to your house, you must make space around the house to accommodate those people, ensure sufficient seating options, check for drainage and plumbing problems beforehand, and more.

You can also take this time to dispose of any junk appliances you may have, as this will free up space in the house and allow you to utilize that space for the guests.

The best junk appliance removal strategy is to call a Junk Works professional. We take all kinds of items, such as furniture, trash, yard waste, appliances, mattresses, e-waste, garbage, and more. We can also help declutter your house after the party, but more on that later.

The pre-event preparation includes:

Clean the Entryway

It is the first thing your guests will notice as they walk into your home. Before the party, clean the front door, the doormat, and the furniture in the area to eliminate all the dust that may have settled since it was last cleaned. An excellent first impression goes a long way!

Designate Garbage Areas

The larger the group, the more junk and garbage there will be by the end of the party. The post-event cleanup will be a nightmare if people need a place to throw the trash.

Have dedicated garbage/recycling areas throughout the house or at short intervals if it is a larger area. Let your guests know that these areas have been designated for all the trash; you can even mark them to indicate where the garbage areas are.

Speaking of collecting garbage in one place, double-lining the bins to minimize leaks and make trash removal easier is an excellent idea.

Keep Cleaning Supplies Ready

Be prepared for the possibility of a spill or something breaking, and have cleaning supplies like all-purpose wipes, a broom, a dustpan, and such handy. It is also a good idea to have tissues all around the house. If you do not have one already, having a stain remover or cleaning solution in the house is also a good idea.

Be Mindful of the Decorations

You may feel like going out for a particular event and filling your home with decorations and party accessories, but remember that cleaning will be just as time-consuming. If you go easy on the decorations, it will be easier to take them down and put them away, but it will also save you some money that can be spent on other aspects of the party.

Check the House’s Plumbing

Your plumbing is going to be working extra hard during a holiday party. It is a good idea to check the various faucets, drains, and toilets for any signs of blockage or disruption. If something goes wrong during the party, make sure you have plumbing supplies like a plunger or auger in the house.

After the Holiday Party

It is when the actual cleaning up starts. Even if the guests are extra careful about not making a mess during the party, you will find some kind of a mess to clean. Any kind of large-scale event will have an even more difficult cleanup. While you may be able to clean and dispose of some things yourself, you may need to hire a professional junk appliance removal service for everything else.

Focused Cleaning

With a big mess in front of you and many different things to clean, focus your cleaning efforts on attacking one thing at a time. Collect the dishes, cups, and all dirty utensils and put them in the dishwasher (or wash them manually). Take down all decorations and put them away.

Leave the floor-sweeping for last, as by the time you clean the rest of the house. There will be a lot of stuff on the floor that needs wiping. 

Involve the Kids

You can make cleaning into a fun activity for the kids. Assign tasks to kids, such as helping collect things into one place, gathering the cups from around the house, and other smaller tasks. However, you should keep the kids away if broken glass needs to be picked up.

Call a Professional

A holiday party can result in all kinds of junk, trash, and debris being collected, which may be too much for your bin or the community bin. We can take care of all quantities of household waste and junk appliance removal. We don’t just collect; we also ensure all the junk is in the right place.

You just need to point our experts to the right place, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Final Thoughts

As the holiday party organizer, you can consider some things when preparing for the event. The better you organize things around the house, the easier it is to clean up after the party. Remember, you can always get professional help for junk appliance removal and clearing up other junk before and after the party.

For more information on junk appliance removal and post-event junk cleanup, call Junk Works at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865) or contact us here.