As the New Year approaches, don't dread the thought of how exactly you're going to put away and organize all of those decorations that seem to multiply with every passing year, or clean up after a barrage of houseguests. Instead, read on and learn how to work smarter this holiday season, not harder, so you can focus on cleaning less and enjoying more.
Hassle-Free Ways to Store Your Christmas Decorations
The hassle of untangling lights and garlands, preserving precious ornaments, and wrangling unruly wrapping paper ends this holiday season. Learn easy ways to organize everything as you put it all away, using a little ingenuity and some stuff you probably already have lying around the house. (Save those plastic bubble packs from wholesale clubs!)
Clean Your Wood Floors
This easy to make floor polish recipe requires just a few ingredients from your pantry and will safely remove shoe scuffs left from guests, repel pine needles and restore brilliant shine to your haggard hardwood floors. Plus it's nontoxic, so even your kids can help and earn their allowance.
Clean Your Windows
Once you've untacked the lights from your eaves and removed what you can of the spray-on fake snow, this tutorial will show you how to deep clean your windows with a homemade streak-free window cleaner that will leave them sparkling and clear using only three household ingredients.
Clean Your Oven Racks
After all of that holiday cooking, deep-cleaning every nook and cranny of your kitchen might be the last thing on your mind. But oven racks are so easy to clean with just a couple of household items, you might have to add this method to your permanent DIY arsenal.
Clean Tile Floors With Baking Soda
Entertaining holiday guests for an extended period is draining, but could be a great excuse to deep clean after they leave. Here is an easy tutorial showing how to clean tile floors, including grout with a magic duo: baking soda and vinegar.
Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets
Between fingerprints, food smudges, hot oil splatters and the like, kitchen cabinets can easily build up layers of grease and grime over time. Especially during the busy holiday baking season. Use this easy to make kitchen cabinet cleaner and buff those cabinets back to their original glory.