The Morning After A Party Night – 5 Tips For Fast & Easy Cleanup
Hosting a party this weekend? The aftermath of a night of celebrating with your friends can give even the most spirited host a headache! Dishes all over the place, nasty stains on the carpet, overflowing trashcans, overcrowded bar table, and things could get even wickeder if your guests became a gag machine after having too many tequila shots! Don’t even get started on the subject of cleaning up with a hangover – everything becomes a mess, and you need some smart tips to get your house back to its beautiful self in no time.
Here are 5 Nifty Tips for Morning Cleanups After a Party Night
Tip 1: Clean Grease Stains with Lemon & Beer
Food stains on your fluffy pillows and beautiful curtains leave you all baffled and frustrated? Take a good look at your party menu! These are not the mysterious stains caused by some slimy ghosts, but they are actually the fingerprints of your guests after they are done eating those chicken wings. Food that is filled with sauces and gravies will become your worst cleaning nightmare, but beer and lemon are here to become your rescue boat.
Rub a little lemon on the affected greasy areas and let it set overnight, and the stain will come off easier and faster. You can grab a leftover beer bottle from last night and make it your acting stain-removing agent, to lift the marks right off your carpets.
Tip 2: Plastic Cups & Plates are Always a Good Idea
Plastic cups and plates are saviors of every host throwing a crazy party where beer pong is one of the games. You don’t have to worry about your expensive dinnerware getting all trashed up when your guests are letting their hair down and having fun! With plastic cups and plates, all you have to do is collect them in a trash bag and throw them out to be recycled again! This will also minimize the number of dishes you have to wash the next morning.
Keep your trash bags in handy during the party, to give your guests a place to toss their cups and plates as the evening progresses. This is a clever way to encouraging your guests to clean up, even before the party is over! *Wink, Wink*
Tip 3: Don’t Put a Ring on Me – Yours Truly, Furniture!
One of the worst and heartbreaking cleanups is removing stains from the furniture. Wood is easily susceptible to damage from liquid and grease, which makes their cleaning process more delicate and time-consuming. To avoid this situation in the first place, don’t forget to place enough coasters around the party area to give your guests an option of making your life easier the next morning.
Still, you cannot eliminate the chances of rings on the furniture completely and for that salt and olive oil are here to save your bacon! Rub a little mixture of salt and few drops of olive oil on the spot and massage till until the stain is gone.
Tip 4: Deal with Broken Glasses with Rubber Gloves & Bread
You can minimize the use of glassware by replacing them with plastic cups and plates, but totally banning them from a party is a huge challenge. Serving punch, wine, champagne, and other delicious appetizers will require decent glassware, which makes the possibility of broken glasses all too real. To clean up the pieces without getting cut, use rubber gloves and pick up the bigger parts first.
Get to the areas under the furniture with vacuum and pick the smaller shards by pressing a slice of bread against the ground – ain’t that nifty!
Tip 5: Last But Not the Least – Getting Rid of the Nasty Party Smell
Even after cleaning up every dirty dish and scrapping off those stains from sheet and carpets, the air still holds the quintessence of your party in the form of smelly food, smoke (hardest to get rid off), alcohol, and probably vomit (let’s hope that’s not one of the reasons). To deodorize your surroundings naturally, place sliced lemons around the room for a fresh scent and light up some candles.
After all the clean up, order some food, fill your stomach with some protein and fresh juice, and get ready for your day in a jiffy! Keep throwing your fabulous parties with these tips and entertain your loved ones with the finest events!
Author: Beverly Jenkins is proud of her staff at The Tidy Maids house cleaning service in Raleigh, NC. She has 24 years of experience in house cleaning, customer service, and business operations. She knows all the tips and tricks and do-it-yourself hacks when it comes to cleaning and her clients’ homes are the best proof for that.