Does this sound familiar? Spilt drink stains, empty money packets all around the house and garbage bins filled to the brim? Yup, it’s that time of the year! Although we love having guests over, we can’t deny the fact that they do leave a mess at our homes. Here are 5 quick cleaning hacks before they arrive again.
- Wipe Down Surface Areas
First things first, wipe down germ magnets such as doorknobs, countertops and light switches. All you need is some warm soapy water and a cloth, preferably a microfibre cloth. Wipe all surfaces and rinse the cloth with plain water every now and then so the dirty suds are not spreading around. However, if you are still in a food coma, hire our cleaning experts on Gawin!
- Clean and sanitize garbage bins
Oh my, what’s that smell?! After a whole day of visiting, you come home to a mysterious smell from your garbage bin. Cleaning garbage bins are essential and it is also a great way to maintain good hygiene at your home. After unloading the trash, give a quick spray in and out the bin. You can then use a brush and quickly give a scrub to the bin with some dish soap. Be sure to allow the garbage bin to dry out before using it again.
- De-Gross the bathroom
When it’s visiting season, our bathrooms tend to get dirty faster as the amount of people that use it triples. You can start by pouring a cup of baking soda into the bowl. Let it sit for a few minutes before you brush and flush. Next, spray tiles, countertops and walls with bathroom cleaner and turn on the hot shower for a few minutes. Let the steam and cleaner sit for 5 minutes then wipe down all surfaces with a clean cloth. To skip all the hassle, hire our cleaning experts for a deep clean.
Cooking a whole pot of maqluba should do the trick to make the house smell good but you don’t have to go that far! While you are decluttering your home, light a citrus candle to burn as you clean. Blow it out as you spot your guests arriving or at the end of your cleaning binge. This creates softness in your home and instantly make it feel warm and welcoming.
- Vacuum Last
Protip – always make vacuuming and mopping the very last thing. Otherwise, the floors will get dirty again. To save time, concentrate on the areas guests will see especially the living room. While you’re at it, you can rearrange your cushions and neaten up space for a spotless home.
Raya is a celebration where you reunite and spend quality time with your loved ones. It is also a time where we wanna impress our guests with our beautiful home, so if you wanna wow them even more, hire our cleaning experts!