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The Ultimate Holiday Cleaning List to Follow This Year

The Ultimate Holiday Cleaning List to Follow This Year

The Ultimate Holiday Cleaning List to Follow This Year

Everything about the winter holidays is magical! There is the snow falling outside, the smell of pine in the air, the sounds of carolers singing, and the lights on the tree. It's the most enchanted season of the year! Although it is magical, it is also busy and stressful.

There is shopping, baking, and cooking to be done. And that's not all. There is also the cleaning, which we have found is not the most pleasant chore. However, the holidays will be much more pleasurable and peaceful if you do the cleaning now instead of waiting until the last minute. With the help of our roll off dumpster rental in Orlando, you can remove all your clutter and make way for those holiday gifts and guests.

When you tackle the cleaning earlier in the season, you can enjoy the time with family and friends more. Follow this holiday cleaning list to take care of everything you need this month.

Dining Room and Living Room

Holiday food, drinks, appetizers, and other treats can make a mess just about anywhere. Use these tips to eliminate dust, dirt, and grime in your living and dining rooms before the holidays and all season long.

  • Clean the baseboards and hard floors by sweeping and mopping them.
  • Use an extension tool to clean under furniture, in corners, the carpet, and any rugs.
  • It would help if you treated any stains on the carpet, rugs, or upholstered furniture on the spot.
  • To get rid of dust and dirt from surfaces like shelves and window and door frames, wipe them down with a damp microfiber cloth.
  • Take off and clean your window screens, then clean the inside and outside of your windows and the window tracks.
  • Take off cushions and pillows that aren't attached and fluff them to get rid of dust.
  • Before putting cushions and pillows back on sofas and chairs, vacuum them.
  • Use a damp microfiber cloth to clean decorations and little things.
  • Clean your plants to make them look and feel better. (You can, really!)
  • Eliminate any pet odors.


Here's what you need to do to prepare your kitchen for all those holiday meals, baking, and entertaining:

  • Before filling it with holiday food, clean your fridge and give it a good scrub
  • Clean your oven and stove top very well
  • Use a damp cloth to clean the counters, cabinet doors, and other surfaces
  • Your microwave and other small appliances need to be cleaned
  • Clean out your dishwasher completely
  • Make sure to wipe down the window frame and clean the windowsill after you wash the windows
  • Sweep the floor and mop it
  • Clean and sanitize trash cans
  • Clean out and arrange the food cabinets


Mold, bad smells, and a lot of dirt in the bathroom can ruin the holidays. And since you'll be using your bathroom often during the holidays, you should clean it up before the celebrations start.

  • Clean the trash can and disinfect
  • Clean your shower curtain
  • Wipe down mirrors
  • Wash rugs
  • Scrub the shower or bath, sink, and faucet
  • Scrub and clean the toilet
  • Clean the inside and outside of the cabinets and wipe them down
  • Get rid of old shampoos and soaps
  • Sweep the floors and mop them
  • Clean the bathmat

When you tackle your holiday cleaning early in the season, you can enjoy the holidays with family and friends without worrying about clutter or messes. If you are cleaning, you may want to get a roll off dumpster rental in Orlando to help with your decluttering needs.

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