Get Your House Ready for Bank Holiday Festivities

If your house is an absolute tip and you’ve got guests coming over on the weekend for a bank holiday celebration/BBQ, you’ll need to get the house straight, fast. But what if you are working full time and haven’t got much time to spare this week? Well follow these tips on how to quickly clean your home and get your house ready for bank holiday festivities.

 Get Your House Ready for Bank Holiday Festivities

  1. Decide what rooms to clean. We are on a time limit here, so don’t give yourself the mammoth task of cleaning every room. Close the doors to your bedrooms and spare reception rooms that guests won’t be using. Then simply concentrate your cleaning efforts on the most important rooms; these tend to be kitchen, living room, hallway and bathroom.
  2. Team effort with the partner and family. Get your whole household involved and decide that you are all going to sweep through the house in half an hour. Each pick a room or allocate different jobs to each person and make it a race.
  3. Put some lively music on. This will help everyone have a more positive attitude and will make everyone work faster.
  4. Tidying sweep. Now it’s time to get to it and get your house ready for bank holiday festivities. Get everyone to sweep through the house and pick up their odds and ends that are and either put them away or dump them in the bedroom for now. You will be amazed how much better the house looks already.
  5. Polish through using a duster and polish or furniture wipes (these are much quicker) and make sure you get every surface especially in the hallway which can get very much neglected. Start at the top and work your way down.
  6. Bathroom time. Spray the shower, bath, sink and toilet and leave them soak for a few minutes to soften any stains (I find a spray with bleach helps to remove tough stains and gets the bathroom looking extra bright). Whilst you are waiting you can empty the bin, replace the old towels for new. Then scrub through as quickly as you can (no dawdling!). Dry down with kitchen roll.
  7. The seventh tip in how to get your house ready for bank holiday festivities is to make sure the kitchen is spotless. Empty the bins and spray out with kitchen spray to remove unwanted odours. Quickly wash down the walls and wall tiles as you will be shocked how many stains you don’t notice on a daily basis (this will make your kitchen look extra fresh). Wipe round all surfaces and hoover up all the food bits that have made their way to the floor. Make sure you mop or steam clean the floor as this will make the kitchen look sparkling clean and smell fresh. Place a fresh bunch of flowers on the table or light a scented candle.
  8. Hallway heaven. Make sure the hallway is dust free and hovered and that there are enough hooks for guest to hang up their jackets.
  9. The last tip in how to get our house ready for bank holiday is to hoover right through.

And you can relax! If you had the proper help, that shouldn’t have taken more than 30 minutes and look how transformed your home is! I hope you have a go at these easy tips and that you have a great bank holiday with friends and family.