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A Christmas Cleaning Checklist

As Christmas draws near, your calendar is sure to quickly fill up. Many of those dates on your calendar are filled with exciting events like holiday parties, local festivals, and shopping – but all that activity doesn’t leave much time for cleaning. So, with guests soon to arrive for Christmas gatherings, this Christmas cleaning checklist should help you get organized.


Of course, if you don’t have the time to clean or you’d simply like to get your house as clean as possible for your Christmas parties, The Maids will be happy to help. A leader in house cleaning in Greensboro NC, The Maids deliver professional service and great value time after time as indicated by over 120 reviews with a 4.9 star rating on Google.


The Big Idea

Before diving into the details, it’s important to understand that you shouldn’t plan your Christmas cleaning chores to be completed in a single day. This is a big job, and it’s going to take some time. Of course, exactly how long it takes will depend on the size of your house and the level of detail to put into each task. So, if possible, set aside some time during a few consecutive days to get the house properly cleaned and ready for the fun days ahead.


A Starting Point

The checklist below is divided into five days’ worth of cleaning activities. This checklist should be seen as a starting point rather than a finished product, because you will inevitably have to customize it to suit your situation.


  • Day One – Bathrooms. Since this is the item on your list that you probably would rather skip, why not get it out of the way right off the bat? Thoroughly cleaning your bathrooms includes scrubbing the sinks, toilets, and showers, emptying your trash containers, filling up soap bottles, replenishing toilet paper, and more.
  • Day Two – Bedrooms. Depending on how your home is used, and how many bedrooms you have, this could be one of the easier days in the week. Vacuum the carpet or sweep the hardwood floors in each room, dust all surfaces, empty trash, and make the beds.
  • Day Three – Kitchen. After a lighter day tidying up the bedrooms, you’ll get back to work doing a deep clean in the kitchen. Clean out your refrigerator, wipe down the counters and cabinets, make sure all dishes are done, and wash the floor.
  • Day Four – Common Areas. These are spaces where your guests are likely to spend a lot of time when they visit. Give attention to the dining room, living room, and any other rec room spaces you have in the house. Just like in the bedrooms, vacuuming or sweeping, taking out trash, and dusting are top priorities.
  • Day Five – A Review. Use this final day of the process to walk around the house and look for anything else that needs to be cleaned up. You may miss a spot or two in the areas you targeted earlier, or you might have some in-between spaces that haven’t yet received attention.


Yes – it will take plenty of time and effort to execute the list above. But, if you have a plan, you can be efficient and get the most out of the work you do. Alternatively, you can call The Maids to schedule a house cleaning in or around Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Burlington and all surrounding areas to have this work taken off your plate. Either way, we hope you enjoy the holidays with family and friends.


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