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18 Simple Ways To Clean and Organize Your Home Before Your Guests Arrive

by Ambriel

 

I always look forward to having my family come over to my home and visit during the holidays. Before they arrive in town, I spend a lot of time prepping my home by making sure that every room is organized and clean.

Preparing your home for overnight guests can be time consuming, so I’ve created a list of 18 cleaning and organizing tips to help you get started. Check out the full list of holiday cleaning tips below and tell me what you think about them.

Let’s start with the bathroom first….

Get Rid of Ugly Hard Water Stains In Your Toilet With Baking Soda and Vinegar

These cleaning hacks and organization tips are the perfect way to prepare your home for the holidays. You have to try these cleaning and organizing tips and tricks in your home this holiday season!

Found from The Spruce

Step 1 : Pour one cup of vinegar into the toilet bowl and use a toilet brush it to stir it around.

Step 2: Add one cup of baking soda to the toilet bowl and one more cup of vinegar. Allow the solution to fizz for about 10 minutes.

Step 3 : Start scrubbing away at the stains and continue stirring the solution around in the toilet bowl. Let it sit for awhile and continue scrubbing until clean.

Find more details from The Spruce

 

Use A Flathead Screwdriver and A Disinfectant Wipe To Clean Under the Toilet Tank

These cleaning hacks and organization tips are the perfect way to prepare your home for the holidays. You have to try these cleaning and organizing tips and tricks in your home this holiday season!

Found from Ask Anna Moseley

Step 1: Unscrew your toilet seat cover and completely remove it.

Step 2: Wrap a disinfectant wipe around the tip of the flathead screwdriver and slide it back and forth under the tank.

Step 3: Screw to toilet seat cover back on.

Find more details from Ask Anna Moseley

 

Homemade Shower Cleaner

These cleaning hacks and organization tips are the perfect way to prepare your home for the holidays. You have to try these cleaning and organizing tips and tricks in your home this holiday season!

Found from Coupon Closet

 

Clean your shower with this awesome homemade shower cleaner

Materials Needed: 2 Cups of Vinegar | 2 Cups of Dawn dishwashing liquid

Step 1 : Pour the dishwashing liquid and vinegar into a spray bottle.

Step 2: Shake the bottle and spray it in your shower.

Step 3: Let the cleaner sit for awhile and start cleaning.

 

Scrub Your Bathtub With Half of a Grapefruit Covered in Salt

These cleaning hacks and organization tips are the perfect way to prepare your home for the holidays. You have to try these cleaning and organizing tips and tricks in your home this holiday season!

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

This is a great way to get rid of hard water stains and built-up scum.

 

Streak-Free Window Cleaner

These cleaning hacks and organization tips are the perfect way to prepare your home for the holidays. You have to try these cleaning and organizing tips and tricks in your home this holiday season!

Found from Mauled By Design 

Materials Needed: ½ cup of isopropyl alcohol | 1 cup of vinegar | 2 ½ cups of water

Step 1: Pour the ingredients into a spray bottle.

Step 2: Spray the mixture onto your mirrors and use a microfiber cloth to wipe it away.

 

Transform a Wicker Basket From the Dollar Store Into a Shelving Unit

These cleaning hacks and organization tips are the perfect way to prepare your home for the holidays. You have to try these cleaning and organizing tips and tricks in your home this holiday season!

Found from Good Housekeeping

A cheap and easy way to organize your bathroom essentials is to mount a wicker basket onto the bathroom wall.

 

Let’s move on to the kitchen…

Clean Out All of the Old Food In Your Fridge

These cleaning hacks and organization tips are the perfect way to prepare your home for the holidays. You have to try these cleaning and organizing tips and tricks in your home this holiday season!

Found from Mom 4 Real

Get rid of the expired food in your refrigerator by cleaning it out.

 

Organize the Food In Your Refrigerator with Clear Storage Bins

These cleaning hacks and organization tips are the perfect way to prepare your home for the holidays. You have to try these cleaning and organizing tips and tricks in your home this holiday season!

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

Clear storage bins are perfect for organizing the food in your fridge.

 

DIY Fridge Deodorizer with Lemon Essential Oils

These cleaning hacks and organization tips are the perfect way to prepare your home for the holidays. You have to try these cleaning and organizing tips and tricks in your home this holiday season!

Found from Living Well Mom

Keep your fridge smelling fresh by creating this DIY fridge deodorizer

Materials Needed: baking soda | water | lemon essential oil | silicone muffin liner

Check out the full tutorial from Living Well Mom.

 

Clean Your Dishwasher

These cleaning hacks and organization tips are the perfect way to prepare your home for the holidays. You have to try these cleaning and organizing tips and tricks in your home this holiday season!

Found from One Good Thing by Jillee

You will be using your dishwasher a lot this holiday season so be sure to give it a good cleaning.

Step 1 : Pull the bottom rack out and examine the drain to make sure that it is clear of particles that can plug or black the drain

Step 2: Place a cup full of vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher and start up a regular wash cycle on the hottest setting.

Step 3: Once the vinegar cycle has stopped, sprinkle baking soda around the bottom of the dishwasher and start up another quick wash cycle on the hottest setting.

Find more details from One Good Thing by Jillee

 

Clean Your Garbage Disposal with Frozen Vinegar Lemon Slice Ice Cubes

These cleaning hacks and organization tips are the perfect way to prepare your home for the holidays. You have to try these cleaning and organizing tips and tricks in your home this holiday season!

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

Lemon slices frozen in vinegar are an excellent way to prevent your garbage disposal from smelling gross.

 

DIY Granite Counter Cleaner

These cleaning hacks and organization tips are the perfect way to prepare your home for the holidays. You have to try these cleaning and organizing tips and tricks in your home this holiday season!

Found from Andrea Dekker

Materials Needed: 1/4 c. rubbing alcohol | 3-4 drops of dishwashing liquid | water | 2-3 drops of essential oil

Step 1: Combine all of the ingredients into a spray bottle. Shake the bottle and spray away.

 

Organize Your Cabinets

These cleaning hacks and organization tips are the perfect way to prepare your home for the holidays. You have to try these cleaning and organizing tips and tricks in your home this holiday season!

Found from House Beautiful

Adding a wire shelf to your kitchen cabinets can help create a little bit more storage space. Check out this post for more cabinet organizing ideas.

Let’s go to other parts of the house…

 

Give Your Couch a Deep Clean

These cleaning hacks and organization tips are the perfect way to prepare your home for the holidays. You have to try these cleaning and organizing tips and tricks in your home this holiday season!

Found from Pop Sugar

The couch is everyone’s favorite lounging place, so it’s a good idea to give it a good cleaning every once in awhile.

Step 1: Sprinkle a heavy amount of baking soda onto your couch. Allow the baking soda to sit for 20 minutes to 1 hour

Step 2: Vacuum the baking soda off of your couch using a brush attachment.

 

Dust Your Window Blinds

These cleaning hacks and organization tips are the perfect way to prepare your home for the holidays. You have to try these cleaning and organizing tips and tricks in your home this holiday season!

Found from One Crazy House

Materials Needed: tongs| two microfiber cloths | 4 rubberbands

Step 1: Wrap the microfiber cloths around each side of the tongs.  Keep them in place with 2 rubber bands on each side.

Step 2: Going from one individual blind to the next, clinch the tongs around both sides of the blind.

 

Now, let’s clean the guest bedroom…..

How To Get Rid of the Musty Smell In Your Bed Sheets

These cleaning hacks and organization tips are the perfect way to prepare your home for the holidays. You have to try these cleaning and organizing tips and tricks in your home this holiday season!

Found from One Good Thing by Jillee

Materials Needed: white vinegar | dish soap| baking soda

Step 1: Fill your sink with water and add 1 cup of vinegar and 1 tablespoon of dish soap. Soak your sheets in the water for at least 30 minutes.

Step 2: Place ½ cup of baking soda to your washing machine. Take the sheets out of the sink and place them in the washer.  

Step 3: Start a regular wash cycle on the hottest setting. Repeat the steps if the smell is still there after washing.

 

Place Extra Blankets and Pillows in a Wicker Basket

These cleaning hacks and organization tips are the perfect way to prepare your home for the holidays. You have to try these cleaning and organizing tips and tricks in your home this holiday season!

Found from Love Create Celebrate

Supply your guests with extra blankets to keep them warm during the night.

 

Place Sample-Sized Toiletries In A Large Mason Jar For Your Guests

These cleaning hacks and organization tips are the perfect way to prepare your home for the holidays. You have to try these cleaning and organizing tips and tricks in your home this holiday season!

Found from Liz Marie Blog

Small bottles of shampoo, lotion, and conditioner are great examples of toiletries to store in your guest bathroom.

 

Preparing your home for guests during the holidays takes time and effort but these tips will help you get all of your work done a little faster. Share your holiday cleaning tips with me in the comment section below.

 

These cleaning hacks and organization tips are the perfect way to prepare your home for the holidays. You have to try these cleaning and organizing tips and tricks in your home this holiday season!These cleaning hacks and organization tips are the perfect way to prepare your home for the holidays. You have to try these cleaning and organizing tips and tricks in your home this holiday season!

These cleaning hacks and organization tips are the perfect way to prepare your home for the holidays. You have to try these cleaning and organizing tips and tricks in your home this holiday season!

Prepare your home for guests during the holidays with these cleaning tips and organization ideas.

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