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Get Your Atlantic Builders Home Holiday-Ready!

Posted: December, 12, 2017 | Categories: Atlantic Builders | Home Organization Ideas

Whether you’re hosting family and friends or just getting ready to bring all the decorations down from the attic, a “clean” slate will make your preparation so much easier! Get your Atlantic Builders home ready to become a Winter Wonderland with these helpful cleaning tips!

  1. Don’t wait until the last minute. If you are having a gathering, start cleaning a week or so before the festivities. And make sure everyone in the house pitches in.
  2. Look at your home with fresh eyes. Imagine you’re seeing it for the first time. You’ll see blemishes that you may be used to but that your guests may notice, such as scuffed walls or cluttered corners.
  3. Give everything a going over – inside and out. Wash windows. Dust window screens. Damp-mop the baseboards. Vacuum the seat cushions. Shake out the area rugs. Get rid of the clutter.
  4. Clean the entrywayWipe down the front door and polish the doorknob. Give the doormat a sweep. Make sure the floors aren’t dusty. Straighten the coat closet, making room for guests' coats. Add extra hangers if needed. Decorate the entry with seasonal touches.
  5. Straighten the bedrooms. You never know if guests might wander from the main action, so make sure even the bedrooms are presentable.
  6. Make the kitchen sparkle. People tend to gather in the kitchen, so make sure it looks and smells nice. Dust the light fixtures & the top of the refrigerator. Clean the range or stovetop. Wipe down all appliances and kitchen cabinets. Clean and deodorize the kitchen sink.
  7. Don’t forget the bathrooms. Break out the stiff-bristled brush and full-strength toilet bowl cleaner to really scrub things clean. Wipe down all surfaces - floors, counters, sinks, mirrors.
  8. Dust everything! Bookshelves, photo frames, artwork, lamps & lamp shades, chandelier bulbs, ceiling fans.
  9. On the day of your festivities: Clean/empty trash receptacles. Wipe down the bathrooms, and clean toilets again. Hang fresh towels and put out fresh hand soap. Damp-mop the kitchen floor. Vacuum carpets and dry-mop wood floors. Fluff sofa cushions and pillows.

With these cleaning tips, your Atlantic Builders home will be prepped to welcome family and friends this holiday season. Take a look through our Quick Move-In Homes and have a new home just in time!


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