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How To Keep Your Home Clean During The Holidays

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The holiday season is one of the greatest times of the year. We get to host family, friends, and cook great food. We also are more likely to be eating at home because of the pandemic and staying inside because of the cold weather. With all of the gatherings and feasts, there comes a cost – your house becoming dirty without you noticing. Keeping up on housework during this busy season can be a challenge, and some of the most polluted spots in your home are the ones you cannot see. With the turkey being passed around, people coming in and out, and children running around the house, your home, carpets, and flooring can become messier than you would presume.

Now the question is, “How do I keep up with the mess?”

Have Guests Remove Their Shoes

One of the main reasons your carpet can get dirty during the holiday season is everyone coming to visit and tracking mud, dirt, or allergens inside your home. Keep a sign on your door that kindly asks guests to remove their shoes before coming in. This will keep your house cleaner and make guests feel like they don’t have to be dressed up for the occasion, which takes some pressure off.

Keep All Food In The Kitchen Or Dining Area

When you are hosting guests, most of the time, there is a lot of food involved. If you keep food and drinks restricted to the dining and kitchen area, you are less likely to have spills and stains on your floors or furniture. Set up a nice appetizer area in the kitchen where guests can eat and talk. You can make this area nice by decorating your kitchen or island with holiday decor. If children are visiting, set up a small table where they can eat and play with each other. This step is important since food can drop in your carpets, and you may never see it again!

Stay Ahead Of The Mess

It is easy to get caught behind on chores during the holiday season. We are usually busy cooking, eating, or catching up with family. Still, it is important to stay ahead of the game, so you have more time to do the things you want. One easy step to get ahead of the mess is to deep clean your home before guests arrive. This way, you have a clean slate, and it will not be as hard to play catch up. The small things like putting the dirty dishes in the dishwasher right away instead of putting them in the sink or even spraying down surfaces after everyone is done eating will make you feel more accomplished and less stressed.

Get Your Carpets Cleaned

As we have said above, carpets are the easiest things that can get dirty during a family gathering. Food can be dropped, drinks will be spilled, and people may bring in allergens that you cannot see. Having your carpets cleaned after the holidays are over is essential if you want to keep your home in the best condition. A professional carpet cleaning company will come in and get all of the details that you may not be able to see and will use the best equipment to protect your home.

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff!

You don’t have to put too much pressure on yourself this holiday season to have your home perfect. Enjoy time with family and friends while following all safety precautions to protect your home and family. The mess can always wait until after the holidays, but it is never a bad thing to ask for or hire help to get your home back in shape!

If you want to get your carpets and flooring looking great this holiday season, give DNA Pro Cleaning & Restoration a call! We offer free onsite consultations. You can call us at 703-520-5060 or visit our website at