5 tips for cleaning up after a party without too much trouble
Cleaning up after a party is one of the most unpleasant tasks in cleaning. It often feels like the mess left by your guests equals the fun you had the night before.
Cleaning up after a party is one of the most unpleasant tasks in cleaning. It often feels like the mess left by your guests equals the fun you had the night before. It almost seems unfair that even though everyone had the same fun, the cleanup is entirely up to you. If you don't know where to start, don't despair! The cleaning experts have come up with the perfect remedy to combat post-party gloom: a simple, effortless cleaning guide!
Start with the living room
Start cleaning with living room usually it is the room where the party "happened". Getting over the hurdle of where the majority of the party took place is both convenient and reassuring - after all, nothing can be worse than this room, right? So grab a bucket and a vacuum cleaner and get to work. First, throw out the coarse trash, packaging, and plastic and return it to its place. Then spend a few minutes vacuuming the furniture and finally the floors. As you move around the living room, try to "inspect" the mess by looking for splatters or crumbs stuck in hard-to-reach corners or furniture.
Keep an eye out for stains
If alcohol has been consumed in the home, you can be sure that there will be at least one stain. Drunk people are often clumsy and spill their drinks on themselves, their friends, or worse, on your furniture. If you notice any stains, deal with them immediately. The longer you wait, the worse it gets, as they will have more time to penetrate deep into the fabrics of your expensive furniture and carpets.
Disinfect your bathroom
As unpleasant as it sounds, the bathroom is next. No matter how quiet your party is, the bathroom has been used by strangers at various times, and it still needs to be cleaned! Give it a thorough cleaning, disinfect all surfaces and wash everything that needs to be washed.
Put your towels in the washing machine
Seriously, all your towels need to be washed, no matter how clean your friends keep them. You don't want germs and bacteria to build up on the familiar pieces of cloth you normally touch with your hands and face. Pick up anything left over for general use and throw it straight into the washing machine.
Check your room
Finally, go through your room(s). If you slept in it, remove the bedding and wash it thoroughly. If you find traces of mishaps, you should also clean the mattress, either by yourself or by calling a professional.
Finally, air out the entire room and give yourself a well-deserved night's rest!