Your Holiday Cleaning Checklist

The holiday season has arrived, and it’s time to prepare your house for guests! Switching out your seasonal decor makes for a great time to clean and spruce up your home – especially before you’ll be inviting guests over for the holidays.

From decorating your home, buying gifts, and hosting family gatherings and holiday parties, it can be a stressful time of year. The most important thing is to remember to enjoy the season and prioritize your to-do list so you know what has to be done now, what can wait, and what you can call in the professionals for.

Getting your home guest ready doesn’t have to mean a deep clean from top to bottom; it can simply be tidying up and decluttering the spaces you know your guests will be, like the bathrooms, entryway, kitchen, etc.

Keep this checklist handy for any time your hosting guests.


  • Pick up clutter by the door
  • Designate a spot for coats, boots, and shoes
  • Wipe down windows and doors near the entryway
  • Shovel the sidewalk (if needed)
  • Sweep / Vacuum Entryway floor and rugs


  • Wipe down appliances
  • Wipe down countertops and cabinets
  • Sweep floors / Vacuum Rugs
  • Dust
  • Clean the refrigerator


  • Clean toilet
  • Clean sink/vanity
  • Wipe down the tub / shower
  • Change out hand towels
  • Add extra tissue and toilet paper

Living Room:

  • Sweep floors / Vacuum Rugs
  • Dust
  • Clean windows

Dining Room:

  • Clean holiday silverware and dishware
  • Vacuum / Sweep floors and rugs
  • Dust
  • Change out for clean holiday table linens

You can work through this checklist room by room, and your home will be ready for the holidays in no time!

If you have no time or don’t want to add cleaning to your checklist, that’s what we’re here for. We’d love to help you!

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