It is that time of year when holiday parties are everywhere. Sometimes you are stuck hosting one and even though they can be a lot of fun, they can also cause a huge mess. Here are some tips on how to easily clean up after that holiday party without turning into Scrooge.
It might be a little chilly, but after a party, air out your place by opening up the windows. This will also help with your place not getting that overpowering cleaning smell. Another great idea to help with the smell is to chop up lemons and limes and put them in the garbage disposal. You will be able to clean out the sink while freshen up the smell of your kitchen.
Every holiday party has to have candles. And if you aren’t going to go all out and use the fancy flameless candles, there just might be an accident where some wax get spilled. If a candleholder or plate gets wax stuck on it, just stick it in the freezer and the wax will harden and be easy to pick right off.
No holiday party is complete without red wine and if you are hosting a really good party, someone just might end up spilling that wine. If you have a red wine stain that you need to get out of carpet or a rug, mix hydrogen peroxide with dish washing liquid. Pour it right onto the stain and it should help the redness fade.
In a perfect world, everyone would remember to use a coaster. But unfortunately, when you have a party, you are bound to get watermarks on your tables. Do not worry; it will just take a little time to remove. If you have a wood table, just take a blow dryer and turn it on high for about 30 minutes hovering over the water ring. The ring should eventually fade away.
Don’t let the fear of your place getting destroyed stop you from hosting a fabulous holiday party. Just remember that you will have to spend some time cleaning up after, but with these tips, it will be no problem at all!