Cleaning is a chore that none of us wants to tackle, however, it’s even more of a laborious chore when you’re suffering from a hangover, and your house is a mess from hosting a party.
It happens to the best of us. So, take the stress out of cleaning by being prepared for the mess which is bound to follow after hosting a party.
The ultimate guide to after-party cleaning
We’re here to make cleaning the easiest it possibly can be, after all, you don’t want to be stressed at the thought of hosting a party.
Approach hosting a party with a relaxed mind, and know that the cleaning up probably won’t be as bad as you may think it will be. Here are some tips to make sure that the cleaning up afterwards doesn’t seem too daunting.
Get all your cleaning supplies in one place
The key is preparation, and having all your cleaning supplies in one place should really already be established within your home. This way, everything is easily accessible and you won’t find yourself pulling everything out of the cupboard to find a pair of rubber gloves.
Here are some essentials for cleaning up after your party:
- Toilet cleaner or bleach
- Antibacterial spray
- Floor wipes or cleaner
- Microfibre cloths
- Washing up liquid
- Vacuum cleaner
- Carpet stain remover
Open your windows to let air circulate
There is nothing worse than coming downstairs with a hangover, and smelling the same alcohol that you were drinking last night. So, avoid this problem by opening your windows (even if it’s cold), to let the air circulate through the room. This will also help to blow away any germs which may be in the room.
Spray an air freshener or light a candle
If the step above doesn’t work, then it’s probably time to resort to an air freshener or candle. This is a really simple way of getting rid of any alcohol odours, and they’re usually removed fast too.
Candles can completely transform the odour and ambience of a room. This is definitely a benefit after hosting a party as your living room will start to remind you less of the wild party you hosted the night before.
Start by collecting any bottles or cans which may have been left
Bottles and cans will inevitably be left in your home, so start by tackling these otherwise they will get in the way of your cleaning. Depending on where you live, empty glass bottles can be recycled.
Stack the dishwasher with any dirty glasses, plates or cutlery
Place as many dirty glasses, dishes or cutlery as you can into the dishwasher. This way, you don’t have to spend extra time washing them up by hand. Any dishes or glasses which can’t be placed in the dishwasher should be washed thoroughly by hand.
Keep on the lookout for any stains
Any stains should be removed as soon as you notice them. So when cleaning, keep an eye out for any stains which may have not come to your attention the night before.
If you see that someone has spilt red wine on your cream carpet, try using a strong carpet stain remover. If this doesn’t work, then you could always think about getting a professional carpet cleaner involved.
Vacuum and mop the floors right at the end
This may seem like an obvious one, but leave your floors to the end of cleaning. Begin by vacuuming the surface level dirt, then if you’ve got wooden floors, mop the floors too. Floors can easily get sticky with spilt alcohol, so cleaning your floors well is key to keeping your home clean.
Hosting a party shouldn’t leave you with stress
For you to have fun at your party, you should not be worried about cleaning up afterwards. Cleaning your house after a party can be stressful, but take the stress out of it and prepare beforehand.
If you’ve got cream carpets in one room, maybe keep guests out of that room to prevent dirt from being trodden through it or alcohol dropped on it. Concentrate on enjoying your party, rather than cleaning up afterwards.