5 House Cleaning Tips for New Year’s Eve

5 House Cleaning Tips for New Year’s Eve - Oakville Maids

Hello and welcome back to Oakville Maids! Today, we want to give you 7 house cleaning tips for New Year’s Eve. Let’s get ready!

First of all, we hope you have a fantastic New Year’s Eve planned ahead. We know house cleaning is an important part of this! We all want our friends and family to feel comfortable and enjoy a clean, tidy home.

That’s why we came up with 7 tips for the essential areas and tasks that you need to do before tomorrow. If you’re keeping up with our cleaning blog, you know we are always sharing our best cleaning secrets.

At Oakville Maids, we are so excited for the New Year’s Eve cleaning. And don’t forget to book one of our maid and cleaning services in Oakville if you want a clean home in 2024!

Step 1 in Your New Year’s Eve Cleaning: Declutter and Organize

Start by decluttering each room. You want to create a clean and organized space for New Year’s Eve. Let’s start with the right foot!

Tackle one room at a time. Assess each room in your home and find items that you no longer need. If you haven’t done so already for Christmas, set a “donate” and a “discard” box. Donating is a fantastic way to start the next year with positive energy.

Invest in storage solutions such as baskets or bins. This way, you will already have containers to improve your organizational habits in 2024. Labels will help you keep up with these habits.

Consider a regular decluttering schedule next year, once a month, for example.

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Deep Clean the Kitchen

Start by clearing off countertops and removing items from your cabinets and drawers. Wipe down surfaces with an all-purpose cleaner. If you don’t have one, mix warm water and two drops of mild dish soap. For laminate countertops, you can add 1/4 cup of vinegar to 3/4 cups of water.

Sanitize sinks and cutting boards with the same solution. Clean your stainless steel appliances with soapy water.

Wipe dry and then wipe again using a microfiber cloth with two drops of olive oil to add shine.

Wiping and deep cleaning kitchen for new year's eve - Oakville Maids

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Dust and Clean Surfaces

Next on your list, by priority, is dusting and cleaning surfaces. A microfiber cloth (or a 12-pack of them!) is the best tool here, along with a non-scratch scrubber.

Fold microfiber towels into quarters. This way, you have 8 sides (4 front, 4 back) in total.

For surfaces that require more than dusting, just use the water and dish soap solution. Pay attention to baseboards, window sills and light fixtures.

If you have wood furniture, mix one tablespoon of white vinegar and one tablespoon of olive oil and apply that after dusting, it works as polish.

For dusting mirrors and windows, spray a 1:1 white vinegar and water mix and wipe with a microfiber cloth, preferably a glass cloth.

Next Step in Your New Year’s Eve Cleaning: Focus on Bathrooms

For obvious reasons, your bathrooms are an important part of your New Year’s Eve cleaning.

If you’re short on time, focus on your guest bathroom, at least. Scrub bathroom surfaces thoroughly and pay attention to areas prone to soap scum and mold. Mix baking soda and water to clean tiles and grout.

For your toilet, you will need a toilet bowl cleaner or a mix of washing soda along with 1/2 teaspoon of dish soap. If you’re going with the DIY solution, add some vinegar after 10 minutes and scrub.

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Refresh Carpets and Rugs

Last but not least, vacuum carpets thoroughly to remove loose dirt and debris.

Spray some vinegar and let it sit for 15 minutes before vacuuming if you want to remove odor. For a deeper clean, use a dry/wet vacuum cleaner.

For spot cleaning, apply just a tiny bit of soapy water and blot the surface. Never scrub because you will spread the stains even more.

If your carpet floors or rugs require a more intensive cleaner, consider hiring a professional cleaning service or even an industrial carpet cleaner.

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That’s it! Our 5 house cleaning tips for New Year’s Eve. Quick, cheap, and straight to the point. We hope these help you make your home feel cleaner and tidier in just a few hours.

Remember to check our cleaning service in Oakville. At Oakville Maids, we take pride in making our customer’s lives easier and happier. We offer top-notch cleaning experiences from start to finish. We’re currently serving many areas and neighborhoods, including River Oaks, West Oakville, Bronte, and Glen Abbey.

Last but not least, Happy New Year! We truly hope this New Year’s Eve is filled with happiness and love. Let’s celebrate!