Whether it’s the festive season, a family gathering or an office party, throwing any sort of bash leaves lots of mess. The aftermath of celebrations can be daunting, as there are often multiple cluttered, messy and stained spaces to tackle.

Luckily, with a strategic post-party clean-up plan, you can restore your home or office to its former glory. Here are some of our best cleaning hacks and tips for tackling spills, stains and party mess.

How much should you clean before a party?

The key to a stress-free post-party clean-up begins before festivities begin. Set the stage with a clean and organised space to uplift the atmosphere and simplify the cleaning process afterwards.

Essential pre-party cleaning tasks include removing clutter from visible surfaces, vacuuming carpets and mopping floors. If you don’t have a lot of time, focus on high-traffic spots like your living room, kitchen and bathroom.

What are the best ways to remove stains from carpets?

Carpets and upholstery often bear the brunt of party mishaps, like spilled drinks and food crumbs. To remove stains effectively, tackle them as soon as possible. Begin by blotting the stain with a clean, absorbent cloth to remove excess liquid. Avoid rubbing, as it can push the stain deeper into the carpet fibres.

For tougher stains, consider using a professional carpet cleaning service to restore your floors. Regularly vacuuming your carpets before the party can also minimise the impact of spills and make post-party cleaning more manageable.

How do you clean sticky floors after a party?

Sticky floors are a common post-party woe. Before your party, place doormats at entrances to reduce the likelihood of guests treading in dirt and sticky substances.

To combat sticky floors, start by sweeping or vacuuming floors to remove loose debris. Next, mop hard floors with warm water and a microfibre cloth, focusing on sticky areas and allowing them to air-dry. For stubborn residue, consider using a specialist floor cleaner, but always check the manufacturer’s instructions to check its compatibility.

How do you clean a kitchen after guests have been?

The kitchen is often the heart of the party, experiencing a flurry of activity. Post-party, start by clearing away leftover food and disposing of waste and recycling appropriately. Load the dishwasher, and wipe down counters, appliances and cooking surfaces.

Don’t forget to empty and clean the refrigerator of any leftover perishables, and freeze what you can to minimise food waste. You could also ask a reliable cleaning company to perform a kitchen deep clean for you. This will bring back your home or office kitchen to a tip top state.

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