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The Holiday Cleaning Checklist You Should Start Now

A young woman in a Santa hat cleans floors before the holidays

The holiday season is filled with company parties, holiday events and spending time with family and friends. If you are hosting the holiday extravaganza, you may be feeling more stressed than jolly this season. Preparing for the holiday season ahead of time can help to mitigate stress and result in more free time for family and friends. Start the holiday season off on the right foot using this holiday cleaning checklist!

The Best Holiday Cleaning Tips to Follow this Season

  1. Start Early: As a general rule of thumb, you can never start your holiday cleaning project too early. Even if you only start with small, simple tasks, you’ll be thankful you did in the long-run.
  2. Walk Through with a Critical Eye: It is easy to fall prey to the eyesores you no longer see around your house. Before cleaning for the holiday season, walk through your house and try to view it from the perspective of a visitor.
  3. Declutter Your Home: No matter how long you spend cleaning your home, a house that is too cluttered will still appear dirty. As a general rule of thumb, If the item is not seasonal and you haven’t used it within the last year, you don’t need it. Consider instead donating it to a charity, selling or giving it away to a friend or family member. Items that are seasonal and will be used at a later time, like summer sports equipment and bicycles, can be stored in a storage unit.
  4. Clean All Appliances: When making a list of what needs done before the holiday season, it is easy to forget about the fridge. This can be a fatal flaw because of the traffic the fridge will see during the holiday season. If you do not have time to deep clean your fridge by scrubbing the shelves and drawers, take the time to get rid of old food items and close-to-empty condiment bottles. It is easy to underestimate just how much fridge space you will need for a holiday, and the time to realize it should not be the day of the holiday.

Have you Decluttered Your Home and are Looking for a Place to Store Your Seasonal Items?

Utilizing a storage unit during the holiday season is a smart way to get rid of eye sores or unneeded items. Store Here has locations throughout Alabama, California, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan Missouri Tennessee and West Virginia, ready to meet your storage needs. Each of our storage facilities have units ranging in sizes from small to large, perfect for any storage need. If you are considering storing sensitive items, like bicycles, musical instruments, clothes or electronics, consider utilizing a climate controlled storage unit. Do you have questions regarding a storage unit rental? Contact us today!

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