After Party Cleaning Checklist
5 Pro Tips For How To Clean Up After A Party
Celebrating the new year with friends and family is a great way to ring in 2017 and while there is often a lot of time spent on planning the party itself, the party cleanup is often a task that is overlooked. If you want to truly have a good start to the new year, do these 5 things before and during the party to make the after party celebration just as sweet.
The best way to ensure your home isn’t a wreck after the party is to start with a clean space. Spend time the day before giving your home a deep clean or hire a professional cleaning company to come in and get your space spotless. Ask about our event cleaning services created to help you prepare–and clean up after–special events such as New Year’s Eve.
Start Cleaning during the Party
Your after-party cleanup will go much quicker if you start doing a little pick up before the last guest leaves. According to a post from Walmart.com, this task serves three purposes. “One, it sends a quiet signal to guests that the party is winding down. Second, it will most likely spur some guests to offer to help. Thirdly, of course, it gets the cleanup underway so there is less to do after the guests leave.”
Make It Easy for Others to Cleanup
Place empty trays throughout the party where people can put their dirty dishes when they are finished, taking full trays to the kitchen. Make sure there are trash receptacles and recycling bins located in areas where disposables will be used such as the bar and buffet. Double- or triple-line the trash cans, so there is always a clean bag once a full bag is removed.
Keep Cleaning Tools Handy
Keep an eco-friendly cleaner such as our Ecospirit All-Purpose Cleaner in the kitchen so you can easily grab it for spills as needed. You may want to stock your kitchen with white vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice—all great natural stain removers—so stains do not set in on furniture or floors. Also consider having a hand vacuum and/or broom nearby to catch fallen food before it gets crushed into the carpet.
Focus on the Essentials
As soon as the party ends, focus on the big items right away. Pick up food and drinks, pre-treat stains and let them soak, store leftovers in containers in the fridge, wash plates and glasses (or put them in the dishwasher), take out trash and recycling and gather up items such as decorations in one area so you can put them away in the morning.
Talk to us: Are you having a New Year’s Eve party this year? We would love to hear your plans.