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So the New Year party at your place was a great success; but now that everything is over all you are left with is with hangover and loads of mess all around your home. Overflowing trash bins, spills, cups and plates everywhere, empty boxes and what not. Cleaning after a party might seem overwhelming but if you plan things well, you can get it done without too much hassle.
The main trick is to handle things one by one; say for example you start with washing the plates and then move on to cleaning the kitchen and then to the other rooms. This ensures you get the work done efficiently without feeling stressed. So break work into small and manageable chunks and then get started. Here are a few tips that will help you get the house cleaned quickly. Before you start cleaning, you`ll need lots of bin bags, cloths, wipes, etc. So keep them handy.
Start With Cleaning the Floor
Pick up the glasses, plates, cups and put them inside the dishwasher. Load the dishwasher to full capacity before operating it. Next, look for broken glass since it can hurt you, your kids, and pets. Use a dustpan and brush and sweep off as much glass as possible. Look for tiny shards that might be left away on the floor; wrap everything in a newspaper and throw away. Pick up the empty boxes, wrapping papers, confetti, etc. and dispose with care.
Look for Spills
You need to take care of spills and stains immediately to make sure they do not damage the floor or soft furnishings. Blot up juice, excess coffee, and then use a cool soapy mixture to treat the stain. Do not rub too hard, since it can discolour the surface. For red wine stains, cover it with salt, leave for some time and vacuum. Pour a small quantity of white wine on the treated stain. For oily food stain, cover it with a generous amount of talcum powder and leave overnight. Brush off or vacuum next day. If the stain is not removed completely, use a light stain remover.
If the floor has become too dirty with stains, spills and dirt, you can consider pressure washing. Pressure washing will help you get rid of all the sticky dirt and restore the look of the flooring. Pressure washing equipment are available for rent at the local tools and equipment rental company; so hire one that is suitable for your cleaning job.
If you had decorated the walls with balloons and ribbons, it is time to take them down. Hire a ladder and careful take down all the decorations. Ladders are available in variety of sizes, so chose a one that suits your needs.
You can consider taking help from friends to get your house cleaned. If you have children, involve them in the cleaning work. Start cleaning the house as soon as the party is over, since the longer you take to clean, the more damage will be done.