Ok, let me be honest with you guys. As much as I love to put up my holiday decorations (Yes, I’m a day-after Thanksgiving decorator), I’m also one of the slowest in my neighborhood to take them down. On top of that, we tend to get all the way into the spirit – from gingerbread houses to cookies for Santa. Therefore, in addition to some priceless memories, the end result usually includes a good bit of stains, and messes of leftover holiday cheer.
Fortunately, as a Mean Green Ambassador, I have ample supplies to stay on top of my post-holiday clean up. Mean Green offers a series of cleaning products that help you tackle some of the toughest cleaning tasks.
Here are some of the tips I’d like to share to help you do the same:
Kitchen Clean Up
Of course, we do a lot of cooking and baking around the holidays whether we’re entertaining guests or spreading holiday cheer. What we’re left with after it’s said and done is usually anything but cheerful. There’s no kitchen dirt and grime like post holiday entertaining dirt and grime! Seriously!
One of my favorite products to use is the Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner and Degreaser. It’s truly one of the best at cutting grease and eliminating grime and will have your kitchen and surface areas sparkling like it’s a new year!
Stain Removal from Hard Surfaces
As I mentioned, we get into the spirit and we leave lots of messes. When the party’s over, we’re almost certain to find a few stains left behind whether it’s a few chocolate stains or craft stains, or whatever. Make sure you have a heavy duty cleaning solution to tackle these stains. Again, the Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner and Degreaser is a great solution for most hard surfaces.
Stain Removal from Furniture or Carpeting
Additionally, for soft furniture or carpeting, take a bottle of vinegar and sprinkle a few drops over the stop. Dip a soft cloth in water and gently rub the stain till its complete removal.
Spilled Candle Wax
A bit of scraping and a heavy duty cleanser can usually grab the stains from a hard surface, but for candle wax drops on your carpet, you’ll need just an iron and a piece of cloth. Use the cloth to over the area, then press the hot iron into the spot and the wax will be transferred from your carpeting onto the cloth.
If you have crafty kids, you’re probably not-so-much in love with all that glitters after the holidays. I know I am! Fortunately, there are some easy ways to clean-up glitter that are pretty simple. To clean up glitter from a flat surface, such as a wood or laminate floor, table, etc., start by using a damp paper towel to help “sweep” the glitter into one place. Any glitter that remains can also be picked up by a dryer sheet.
To clean up glitter from a carpet, start by vacuuming the glittered surface to get the bulk of the glitter out. Any remaining glitter can be picked up with a roll of scotch tape, which will act as an adhesive to pick up the glitter pieces. Finally, a blown up rubber balloon charged with static electricity will also help pick up stray glitter pieces from the carpet. Rub the balloon against the carpet to charge it and then hover it over the remaining glitter. Check out more tips on how to clean up glitter HERE:
Recycle or Donate
Last, but not least, ff there is any holiday décor you no longer intend to strut the next year, you should consider donate them to children’s hospitals, local businesses or other families.
The holidays should be nothing but fun and with a little bit of resourcefulness you can survive the post-holiday apocalypse that ensues by the first of the year.
Be sure to check out the entire line of Mean Green Cleaning Products, plus find some great tips and tricks on tackling the most heavy duty messes in your house!