10 Steps to a Stress-Free Christmas: How To Clean Your Home for the Holiday

Christmas is a time for family, friends, and Christmas cheer! It can also be a stressful time if you’re not properly prepared. One of the keys to having a stress-free Christmas is preparing your home ahead of time. We will give you 7 ways to get your home sparkling clean this Christmas so you have plenty of free time to enjoy with loved ones!

Create a Cleaning Schedule 

A cleaning schedule will help ensure that you have time to clean for the holidays. If you don’t want to create your own schedule, there are plenty of great apps out there that will help keep you organized.

Get the Kids Involved 

Kids love to help and teaching them the importance of responsibility with cleaning is a life skill. Spend some quality time with the kids while you clean your carpets, and you won’t have to worry about the kids making a mess while you’re all out shopping.

Clean Your Windows, Inside and Out

Make it sparkle for Christmas time! Cleaning your windows for Christmas will make your home look fantastic from the inside and out –with temperatures permitting of course. 

Prevent Oven Messes

Putting foil down in baking trays, or lining them with parchment paper will help prevent your oven from getting messy when you’re trying to keep it clean. So after the holidays, cleaning your oven won’t be so difficult.

Clear Out The Fridge

Cleaning out the fridge helps prevent any embarrassment when you have company over for the holidays. Take everything out of your fridge and wipe it down. If you have items that need to be kept cold, just set them on the counter while you clean. You can also throw away any food or leftovers that has expired or is no longer fresh.

Remove Decorations Before You Clean

Take down all of your holiday decorations before you start cleaning. This allows you to clean the areas that will be affected by your decorations, which means a better-looking space at Christmas! 

Reduce Christmas Tree Cleanup

As you set up your tree, you don’t want to have a mountain of Christmas tree needles lying around. So prevent this by putting down a Christmas tree drop sheet or tree bag before setting up your tree for the holidays. 

Take Advantage of Your Vacuum Cleaner

Use a vacuum with an attachment to clean the ceiling fan blades. They are often forgotten when cleaning, but they can get very dirty in just one season of use! Make sure you also dust all of your furniture and light fixtures before putting up Christmas lights. You don’t want any dirt or cobwebs showing up on your Christmas tree or decorations!

Utilize Microfiber Cloths

Use a microfiber cloth to clean all of the dust out of every nook and cranny. Small spaces are often forgotten when cleaning, but they can get dirty very quickly over the holidays! It’s also important that you vacuum under furniture if you have pets that like to hang out under your couch!

Clean All Bedding

Wash all of the bedding in every bedroom, including comforters and mattress pads, before your guests arrive for Christmas. They will sleep better knowing the beds are fresh and clean. The holidays are a time to enjoy, so make sure you have plenty of time to relax!


Following these steps will ensure that you have a hassle-free Christmas! Save yourself some time and stress this holiday season so you can focus on the true meaning of Christmas.

Consider Hiring Professionals For the Holidays!

Sometimes, cleaning around the holidays can be a challenge. Consider hiring professional cleaners from Plan: B Cleaning to beautify your home this Christmas! We can guarantee that you will have a clean home for the holidays! Call us today at (317) 572-8515 or email info.fishers@planbcleaning.com to learn more about our cleaning services.

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