How to Have a Clean House by Christmas

Now that it's December and Christmas is nearly upon us, you can start preparing your home for the festivities to come. Oven Pride has given us their best tips on how you can make your house ready for this special time of the year, so you can celebrate and relax with your friends and family in a house fit for Christmas.

Three Weeks to Go

There is so much to watch on TV on at the minute, never mind our favorite Christmas films. To get your living room feeling festive, you obviously need a tree. Before putting the tree up and decorating it with the family, get the vacuum out and clean of the floors, the corners, and dust off all of the important decorations. Once your living room is decorated, light some winter candles, settle down, and get cozy with your favorite Christmas movie to watch with your family.

Two Weeks to Go

With all the food that will be piling up in your kitchen, you’ll probably want to clear out of your fridge, freezer, and cupboards. After all, that turkey has to fit somewhere! Take everything out of the cupboards and give them a wipe down. Do the same with your fridge and freezer, and think of ways you can use up any food that won't fit before Christmas. Take a look at our recipes for some inspiration. Cleared out your kitchen? Now you’re ready for the big grocery haul.

One Week to Go

If you’re having guests over for Christmas, now is a good time to make sure their stay is a comfortable and relaxing one. Check that the spare room is ready for their arrival by making sure they have clean bedding and fresh towels for their stay.

Cleaning your oven might sound like a scary chore, but with guests likely to be checking on dinner in your kitchen, you’ll want it to be shining.

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Christmas Eve

Make sure your bathroom is sparkling by cleaning the shower, sink, and of course, the toilet. Ensure the bath mat is fluffy for your guests to stand on and everything is smelling fresh. Quickly vacuum round and quickly go around the house with a duster. To save time before Christmas dinner, set the table the night before so there’s one less thing to worry about!

Now, relax with a well-earned glass of wine!

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