5 Christmas Cleaning Tips in Preparation for the Holiday

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5 Christmas Cleaning Tips in Preparation for the Holiday

Preparing your home for Christmas starts with a squeaky clean space. So what can homeowners like you do to ready your spaces for the holiday celebrations? Read on for some helpful tips about how to start sprucing up your home for the holidays with the help of ACE Hardware!

Invest in a good vacuum cleaner

The fight against dust will be one of your biggest battles during the holiday season. If your home is a little like a museum with dust-covered antiques, you’re going to have a lot of work to do. A good and handy vacuum cleaner will reduce not only the dust in your house but will also ease your holiday stress.   

Shopvac Micro 10L Wet/Dry Vacuum

Shopvac Micro 10L Wet/Dry Vacuum

If you prefer the look and aesthetic of your home, you might also want to consider a clever de-cluttering strategy during the holidays. Clean your windows and mirrors regularly and keep your home’s temperature below 74 degrees during the season to minimize dust buildup. 

Opt for eco-friendly or DIY cleaning solutions 

A cleaning solution is one of the must-haves in general cleaning tasks. Make sure to opt for  environmentally-friendly multipurpose cleaners that are safe for the environment like Wonder Home natural cleaners. If you’re dealing with tough stains like paint on floors or other surfaces, there are available stain removers in the market like Goof Off that eliminate costly messes and stains.

You can also create a DIY cleaning solution using ingredients ready at home. Just mix vinegar and water with a few drops of dish soap to create a natural all-purpose cleaner. Add a few drops of essential oil like eucalyptus, lemongrass, and lavender for a refreshing cleaner with anti-inflammatory properties. 

Mop down the floor

Skip the traditional cotton string mops and use a multipurpose mop to clean the hardwood floor, walls, and hard-to-reach areas. A household cleaning mop and bucket is the most convenient cleaning tool you should have in your cleaning cabinet, especially during the holiday. For a house with a large open floor plan, you can also clean the walls and ceilings with a flat mop to eliminate dust and dirt.

ACE Spin Mop with Built-In Foot Pedal

ACE Spin Mop with Built-In Foot Pedal

Stock on cleaning towels

Every home needs a supply of cleaning cloth or towels for cleaning, drying, or polishing just about anything in your home. Dust off your tables, counters, cabinets, and more with a useful microfiber cloth.  

ACE 15-Piece Microfiber Cleaning Towel

ACE 15-Piece Microfiber Cleaning Towel

Wipe down small and large appliances, especially the kitchen stove, counter, and cabinets. Make sure to set aside a few towels for each area in the house such as the kitchen, living room, bedroom, and garage. Microfiber dusters also do the Christmas cleaning job well on delicate surfaces.

ACE Microfiber Flexible Duster

ACE Microfiber Flexible Duster

Get a good quality broom and a dustpan

A broom is a must for sweeping up any fallen leaves, twigs, and other debris outside. A dustpan or duster for home cleaning is a good complement to sweeping, as it allows you to collect smaller pieces of debris. Investing in a good quality dustpan and broom is a good idea if you have a smaller home, especially if you don’t have a vacuum ready. 

Homestyle Big Broom & Dust Pan with Rubber Grip Set

 Homestyle Big Broom & Dust Pan with Rubber Grip Set

Clean outdoors with a pressure washer

While cleaning indoors is a priority in your Christmas preparations, don’t forget also to do some general cleaning outdoors! A pressure washer makes outdoor cleaning much easier as it efficiently cleans your exterior walls, walkways, parking spaces, and more. 

Black & Decker Pressure Washer

Black & Decker Pressure Washer

The holiday is the perfect time to welcome family and friends into your home so it’s important to start your general holiday home cleaning as early as now! Need to quickly clean up your home before guests arrive? These cleaning hacks and must-haves can help you spruce up your space and make it inviting and cozy for the holidays.

Tick off your Christmas cleaning checklist with these home cleaning tools you can find at acehardware.ph. Browse our online catalog now or shop at shopsm.com! Call us at #11223 to order all your hardware needs! Happy holiday cleaning!