88 percent of Americans admit to feeling stressed when celebrating the holidays.

Holidays are stressful. That’s a fact. And hosting a holiday party only adds to that stress.

But that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice having a great time with family and friends. Just avoid the stress by with a clean, party-ready home.

Read on to learn the top holiday cleaning tips.

1. Prioritize and Plan

The first step in holiday cleaning is making a cleaning checklist. Tackling rooms and tasks at random will just increase your stress and complicate the process.

Write down each room that needs cleaning. Then break down each room into smaller tasks, such as dusting or clearing clutter.

Start with the dirtiest rooms first. This way, as you get tired, your tasks get easier and you don’t lose your motivation.

2. Go Natural

Instead of using toxic chemicals to clean your home, use natural products. Not only is it better for the environment, but your home will smell nicer just in time for your party.

Check out these recipes to create your own natural household cleaning products.

Don’t forget that you can add essential oils to your cleaning products. Lavender and Chamomile are great for relieving holiday stress.

3. Ask for Help

Cleaning for a party is a big task, and you shouldn’t be ashamed to ask for help. In fact, we recommend it.

Have your family members or close friends block out a few hours to clean up the house. If you each tackle a different room, the whole house will be clean in no time. Don’t forget to blast the Christmas tunes to get into the holiday spirit.

If you still need a little extra help, don’t forget to call in a professional cleaning service. They’re more affordable than you think and will get your home party-ready in no time.

4. Focus on the Kitchen

The kitchen is a frequent gathering place during parties. Everyone loves food. So do yourself a favor and focus on the kitchen.

Start out with your normal kitchen tasks and then kick it up a notch. Make sure to clean the inside of both your stove and refrigerator. Don’t forget to pour some dish soap into your garbage disposal and run it for thirty seconds to get rid of any lingering smells.

After cleaning, remove any clutter from your countertops. Hide the coffee maker and toaster. You won’t need these during your party and your guests will have more room.

5. Make the Bathroom Luxurious

No one wants to hover in a dirty guest bathroom. Make your guests feel like they’re at a luxurious hotel when they enter your bathroom.

First, make sure to clean every nook and cranny. And when you think it’s clean, give it another wipe down.

Then pull out the best, holiday-scented soaps and your decorative towels. If you really want to step it up a notch, set out lotions and breath mints. Don’t forget to light a candle before your guests arrive for that cozy holiday feel.

Need more bathroom cleaning tips? Check out this article to become an expert bathroom cleaner.

Beyond Holiday Cleaning

Now it’s time to put these holiday cleaning tips to work and have the best holiday party on the block.

But once the holidays are over, don’t give up on your household chores. Just because you aren’t having guests over doesn’t mean your house shouldn’t be in tip-top shape.

Need help? Get an instant quote for quality house cleaning today! A clean home is only moments away.