Parties are fun but cleaning up is not. One of the things we don’t look forward to is the after party cleanup with your exhausted body. Don’t worry because you’re not alone. Here are some clever ways to tackle this problem. Cheer up! There’s no one there to clean everything up except you!
1. Prepare for the cleanup in advance
Good preparation for cleaning before the party will help you tackle the half cleanup after party. First, lock the doors to rooms that you don’t want guests to get in, like your bedroom. Second, place something fragile and valuable in your steel safe. Besides, make sure your dishwasher is empty before the party and make it easier to load the dirty dishes after the party. And you’d better set out two garbage bins: one for trash and one for recycling, and label them. It’ll reduce your workload after party.
2. Deal with the major things first (2 mins)
Wipe off some fresh stains or spills right away since it’s difficult to remove after stains have settled in the carpet. Some stains, such as wine, pasta sauce, juice stains, are not easy to remove, so it is best to treat them as soon as possible.
3. Throw all trash in a large garbage bag (6 mins)
Carry a large garbage bag and collect all the non-recyclable trash from all the rooms of the house. Then throw all dirty clothes and slipcover into the washing machine.Wipe down tables and put everything back which doesn’t belong to that place.
4. Fill the dishwasher and keep some leftovers (3 mins)
After throwing all trash, collect all dirty dishes, load the dishwasher and click the Start button. However, if you do not have a dishwasher, soak the remaining soiled dishes in the sink which are filled with hot soapy water. After you finish other chores, these dirty dishes can be easily washed. After that, check all leftover food and drinks. And place them in containers and store them in a refrigerator or freezer. In addition, if you have energy, it is best to label the container before freezing.
5. Vacuum the carpet and rugs (4 mins)
Sweep some high traffic areas and vacuum the carpet and rugs. Collect nuts, coins, and other small objects by your hands; they are dangerous to be sucked up.