If you've been following along with our Guide to the Perfect Summer, you're probably not going to be surprised to know that prepping for a party means that you'll be inviting guests in and through your home. A clean house and outdoor area is certainly welcoming, but good news! — it doesn't have to be perfect. Here's how to make the task of cleaning up inside and out go smoothly.
First check out this post: The Stress Free Plan: How To Clean House for a Party
In it you'll find a master list of cleaning tasks you should tackle 5- 7 days before your party, how to maintain that cleanliness level throughout the week before the party, and what you should to for the best impression the day before or day of your party.
Want to use this gathering as motivation to really get a good deep cleaning in?
You'll like the list of cleaning tasks in this post: The House that Cleans Itself, Part 2: Once-a-Month Cleaning Chores. It's definitely going above and beyond, but it's the sort of tasks that will, when finished, give a massive sense of accomplishment.
Have kids and you're throwing a party?
You might could use these words of wisdom: 10 Posts About Keeping a Clean House with Kids.
Run out of time?
Hey, we're all busy. You may not have had time to deep clean your house a month ahead of time of a party! Don't worry, there are still plenty of ways you can clean your home in an hour (or make your home look cleaner than it is)! Try one of these posts:
- Last Minute Tips & Tricks for Making a Messy House Seem Cleaner!
- 5 Tips: How To Quickly Make Your House Look Cleaner Than It Is
- Final Stretch: The 60 Minute Quick Clean