Holiday Houseguests – Cleaning Checklist To Prepare Your Home For Visitors

With the holiday season quickly approaching, the preparations are starting, and the excitement is beginning to build. At Maids On A Mission, we understand just how stressful the holiday season can get, and our home cleaners in San Antonio are here to help. Between planning what to eat, getting your cabinets and refrigerator stocked up, putting the decorations up, and everything else that comes along at this time of the year, there’s a lot to manage. Trying to maintain control of so many different elements can be challenging, and it’s essential to take all the help that you can get.

Whether you have visitors for a few hours or a few days, tidying up your home and getting it sparkling clean ahead of time will allow you to relax when the holiday rush really takes hold. Here at Maids On A Mission, we take great pride in providing a superior house cleaning in San Antonio that you can rely on to ensure your home is as clean as possible when you have guests this holiday season. With our local maid service, you and your family can focus on preparing the food together, decorating your home, and listening to your favorite holiday playlists, safe in the knowledge that your home has been thoroughly and professionally cleaned from top to bottom.

Below, our expert home cleaners at Maids On A Mission explore how we can assist you in preparing your house for visitors in advance of the holidays so that it is sparkling clean when your guests arrive at the door.

We Can Start With The Guest Room

We often begin cleaning in the guest room as this room typically doesn’t get much TLC (tender loving care). If you have a guest arriving, related or not, we know that you wish to set the best impression by making sure the space is clean, clear, and has little added touches with a thorough cleaning. Our team of home cleaners can clean your guest room(s) before your visitors arrive and clean the space again on your next cleaning to ensure the area is ready for any new guests.

The majority of guest rooms do not get used very much, so we ensure we dust it thoroughly. We clean all of the surfaces with the appropriate cleaner to make your room sparkle. Here at Maids On A Mission, we use only green cleaning products as these conscientious products protect your family, pets, and the environment. Next, we vacuum the floors and any upholstery that might be in the room and undress the mattress and remake with fresh linens if they are provided. Our local maids will also ensure that all trashcans are empty and make sure that all areas are clean such as the closets before your guests arrive.

Thoroughly Cleaned Kitchens Are What We’re Known For

When our home cleaners in San Antonio are doing a thorough top-to-bottom clean of the kitchen, they focus on the details. Over time grease, grime spatters, and spills can accumulate and leave your kitchen looking worse for wear. Even if you clean as you cook, with time, there’s no avoiding the kitchen getting dirty. It might look clean on the surface but, with closer inspection, you might find that it’s not quite as clean as you might think.

During the holiday season, our team knows the kitchen is the beating heart of the household. We want to ensure that your guests enjoy a clean space while spending time in this often close quarters section of the home. Whether your guests are in the kitchen to eat, help you with the cooking, or they’re just in there keeping you company, the kitchen must be clean. This makes your kitchen clean and inviting, as guests arrive and food preparation begins. During our one-time or recurring cleaning visit before your holiday gathers, we spray and clean all of the surfaces, including the backsplash and your cabinet handles and fronts to ensure the room is sanitized and gleaming. If you’d like our team to do a purge of your refrigerator to remove any old food and to make space for all of those holiday goodies, let us know, and we’ll provide you an estimate to add this to the cleaning list. Before moving to the next room, we’ll scrub the sink, empty the trash and lastly, sweep and mop the floors so that your kitchen is ready for company.

Deep Clean Of Your Bathrooms Are Essential

Whether you are in a public restroom or you are visiting friends or family, we all are guilty of judging the bathroom cleanliness. You might do it subconsciously, but you can be sure that your holiday guests will do the same. Remember, this is the one room in your home, where your guests will be alone and have the time to notice any unclean areas.

With our cleaning services, we roll up our sleeves and get into the tough work regarding bathroom scum. We scrub the sink, toilet, and shower or tub thoroughly — removing away any mildew that might be present and double-check the drains for stray hairs that may have accumulated. We clean all the surfaces, polish the mirror(s), and empty the trashcan. Before your guests arrive, be sure to stock up your bathroom with fresh towels, extra soap, toilet paper, and be sure to leave a toilet brush discreetly near the toilet in case it is needed. If you wish to take your cleaning service to the next level, we recommend re-mopping the floors the morning your guests arrive to ensure your bathroom is shining and sparkling like the day we cleaned it.

Tidy up The Other Rooms

With your guest room prepared, the bathroom cleaned and the kitchen ready, it’s time to turn our focus to the other rooms of the house. It’s equally important that these rooms are cleaned properly too but remember that no matter how pristine we get them, as soon as your guests arrive, this is where bags, coats, umbrellas and so on will be discarded in the initial excitement, which will undo some of your tidyings. The exciting news is that while clutter of items may pile up, you can be confident that it will not undo the deep cleaning performed.

As our cleaners at Maids On A Mission are trained, it is best to start high and finish low. So, we start with dusting the higher up areas of the rooms and then clean all of the surfaces. The last thing to do is vacuum and mop thoroughly. Vacuuming and mopping the floors properly will immediately make your home look cleaner, more cared for, and more inviting for your holiday guests.

Your One To-Do Task Is To Call The Experts And Enjoy The Holidays

Unfortunately, many homeowners put cleaning their homes before their guest’s arrival off until it’s too late. We’d invite you to call in our professional maid service and let us tackle the cleaning, so you can relax and enjoy the holiday season, confident that your home looks it’s very best.
For the best and most reliable holiday house cleaning services in San Antonio, get in touch with our team of expert cleaners at Maids On A Mission today or give us a call at (210) 988-0288. With the help of our local home cleaners, you will have more time on your hands to focus on the things that matter this holiday season, while we take on the task of getting your home ready for your holiday guests.

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