First, you clean up your home for Thanksgiving and decorate it for your family. And after the festivities are over, it again comes down to you to clean up after the party. It is always double work for the homemaker or the lady of the house. After a huge family event like Thanksgiving, the house is bound to become a mess. The only way to clean up your home to begin where you started.
First of all, you need to clean up your kitchen. Thanksgiving is a feast and your kitchen has churned out all the delicacies, so it is bound to be dirty. I always feel that when we work alone in the kitchen, it stays much cleaner. But on a festive day, too many people come in to help and dirty your kitchen unnecessarily.
The next place to clean at home would certainly be your dinning table. This is where all the left over food from your party must be lying. Gravy spills, sauce spots, oil stains will be abundant. It is best to save half the day for your dinning room. The leftover food needs to be packed off into the refrigerator and the cutlery/crockery must be put to wash.
Other than these you will have dusty floors, stained carpets and some broken glasses for sure. Here are 8 smart tips for cleaning up your home post-Thanksgiving. It will not make your job easy but it will give you a strategy to begin with.
Do The Dishes
Your delicate crockery can crash into pieces if you leave it for too long in the sink. So, do the dishes first.
Clean The Kitchen Slabs & Oven
Your kitchen does not experience so much cooking at once. So, you need to clean the grubby slabs in your kitchen. Most importantly, clean up the oven in which you bake your turkey; it will be oil stained.
Tackle The Leftover Food
Food must not be wasted. And once you get rid of all the leftover food from the table, your cleaning up session will become much easier.
Wash The Table Linen
You need to soak the table covers and mats immediately after the Thanksgiving party. Or else the food stains will become permanent.
Wipe The Dinning Area
You need to wipe the dinning table, chairs and other articles in your dinning space with a cleaning solution. This is to get rid of finger marks and sauce spills.
Discard Broken Things
There are bound to be few a broken glasses here and some chipped plates there. Discard them immediately. Trust me, you will never get down to fixing them.
Wine spills are difficult to deal with, especially if the wine has spilled on carpets or rugs. You need to see if you can clean the stain at home or send your carpet to a dry-cleaner.
Stack Up The Shoe Rack
There will be as many shoes as there will be feet at a party, And your shoe rack is not used to store so many shoes. So, you need to give it a face-lift after the party is over.