As the holiday cheer begins to twinkle, and plans for the holiday season are getting well under way, let’s talk about the art of post-Christmas tidying.
In this guide for making your post-holiday cleanup a breeze, we’ve put together a handful of savvy hacks for an early December cleanup that’s eco-friendly, budget-conscious, and downright classy (just say no thank you to paper plates…)
Read on to find out how to avoid some of the day-after cleaning headaches with these clever ideas.
We adore the idea of a potluck-style gathering where everyone brings a prepared dish. It not only adds a diverse touch to the feast but also means less cleanup for everyone, plus it gives everyone a chance to show off their culinary skills and reap the praises (‘oh my gosh Hannah, did you make that amazing prawn salad?!’).
The cleaning bonus for the host is that guests bring their own platters and take them home afterward – possibly with a bunch of leftovers to enjoy…It’s a win-win for all of us!
Start at the root – literally! By opting for real plants as decorations, and replacing traditional cut trees with a potted Christmas tree, it embodies the season’s spirit and, post-celebration, seamlessly transitions to a permanent spot in your garden. Or, as an extra special touch, after the celebrations, guests can even take home a potted plant as a delightful party favour.
As an added bonus, if you don’t feel like tackling the greenery immediately, there’s no rush. Simply leave the pots as a touch of green in the house for as long as you need.
Wrap it Right with Cloth
One of the hottest trends for gift giving these days, elevate your gift-giving game with reusable fabric wraps. Not only do they add a touch of class to your presents, but they also double as stylish storage solutions post-unwrapping.
What’s more, guests will more then likely take their ‘wrapping’ home with them, rather than leaving a pile of tape and paper for you to deal with.
It’s a chic and environmentally conscious way to handle gift wrapping, ensuring a cleanup that’s as smooth as it is stylish.
Weather permitting, you could also consider hosting your gathering outdoors. Eating al fresco not only adds a charming touch to our celebrations but also minimizes the mess indoors. Add in a few classy touches such as tealight candles and a bluetooth speaker and your alfresco affair just got fancy!
With no need for mopping, vacuuming or packing away, nature becomes our cleanup partner, making post-holiday tidying a walk in the park – literally!
If you’re determined to avoid hosting at home no matter what, and al fresco just doesn’t cut it for you, then let’s level it up.
Take the load off our shoulders by hosting your celebration at a restaurant or other catered venue and simply sit back, enjoy, and let the professionals handle everything from setup to cleanup.
It’s a hassle-free option that allows us to enjoy the festivities without worrying about the aftermath, and definitely gives you class points.
Cleanup Dance Party
If all else fails, instead of dreading the post-celebration clean-up, change your mindset and just get into it.
We’re loving the idea of calling in the troops and turning the whole cleanup process into a family affair – make lists, create a competition, add a tempting reward at the end of it; whatever your game plan, many hands make light work so get the whole family involved, and turn tidying into something that can almost be enjoyed.
Alternatively, if this sounds like mission impossible or the chaos is just too much, kick everyone out, pump up the jams, and tackle the cleanup solo. It’s an opportunity to make chores fun and groovy!
The Magic Touch
For the ultimate in post-holiday ease, consider hiring an external company, like us! Let Mum’s Village send in our superstar cleaners, who will wave their magic wands while you and your families relax on a beach or somewhere serene.
It’s the best way to ensure a spotless home without lifting a finger, plus you get some valuable family down-time while you’re at it. Does it get any better?!
Remember, post-holiday cleanup doesn’t have to be a chore. With our ingenious tips, you’ll sail through the aftermath with elegance, ease, and a dash of style. Wishing all of you a post-holiday season filled with joy, laughter, and stress-free tidying!