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Holiday Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Holiday cleaning can be a hectic time. Everyone is running around like crazy to finish up last minute shopping, decorating for the season, and cooking the perfect holiday feast. Here are my top tips for getting your house in order for the holidays:

1. Create a checklist. Writing out a list of things you want to get done during the holidays will help keep you organized and on track. Make sure you include all of your shopping needs, gift wrapping tasks, and other holiday must-do items. This will help you organize the tasks to do when it’s most convenient for you.

2. Set up an area in your house for all of your wrapping paper, ribbon, gift bags, tissue paper, bows, adhesives, tape measures and scissors so everything is readily accessible when you need it.

3. Use decorative candleholders to decorate tables with candles instead of placing candles directly on surfaces that can be easily burned or melted by heat from candles or other heat sources. Candles also make great gifts!

4. Clean out your refrigerator before the holidays begin. If you have leftovers from previous meals stored in there, get rid of them before they become spoiled during the festivities! It’s also important to make sure that your refrigerator

Instead of using commercial products to clean up after all of the festivities, try these homemade alternatives. These natural cleaning solutions will not only help you clean up your home, they can also help reduce your carbon footprint! Here are the best homemade cleaning solutions for the holidays:

1. White vinegar is excellent for cleaning windows. Simply spray on a paper towel and wipe away any dirt or grime that may be on the glass.

2. Baking soda has many uses, one of which is cleaning coffee pots! Add some baking soda to your coffee pot and run it as you normally would, then rinse out the coffee pot with water!

3. Lemon juice is great for shining copper pots and pans! Simply sprinkle some lemon juice onto a cotton rag and wipe away the tarnish.

4. Salt is perfect for getting rid of mold in your refrigerator! Sprinkle salt onto a damp sponge, then wipe down any mold that may be present on the walls or door of your refrigerator.

Mary J. Payne
Mary has over 10 years of experience as a journalist. She loves to travel and write about her experiences, but she also covers topics such as education, career advice and finances.