Trails of visitors to your home

Whether you hosted a big holiday party or had a few visitors over for weekend, you must have noticed that the real work begins once they leave. With dirty linen, food crumb all over the place, unclean bathrooms and powder rooms as well as the kitchen to take care of, there is a lot to do for bringing your house back in order after the guests leave.

Here are a few things you can do to clean up your home and make it as you like, once again –

• Start with the table

If you have the time and energy to get only one room in shape right after the guests have left, dining room ought to be the first priority. Put away all the dishes, cups and serving utensils into the kitchen to be dealt with later. Next, gather up all the tablecloths and napkins and shake off the food crumb in garbage can. Dump all the linen into the washing machine, fill it up with warm water, detergent and leave them to be soaked overnight. The load can be dealt with in the morning.

• Taking care of the leftovers

Make sure the food which needs to be refrigerated doesn’t sit out for more than 1-2 hours. Toss away anything that has been out for longer, wrap the rest with foil and place it in the refrigerator. You may want to transfer the food in smaller containers the next day when you have more time. Scrape off the dishes to get rid of unwanted gravy and cooled grease so that your pipes do not clog.

• Tackling what is left around the sink

Squirt dish washing liquid on your pots and pans and fill them up with hot water. Set them aside to be cleaned the next morning. Place the other dirty utensils into the dishwasher, add the detergent and start the cycle.

You can make the cleaning process easier the next time you host by double or triple-lining the trash can so you already have a clean bag in place when a full one is removed. Also, get your kids and spouse involved in the clean-up process to finish faster.

Nevertheless, Home Sevak, with its home cleaning and deep cleaning services, can always swoop in for your rescue and restore the sanctity of your home after the guests have moved out.

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