12 Days of Christmas Cleaning
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12 Days of Christmas Cleaning

12 Days of Christmas Cleaning

Christmas time is upon us and if your house is anything like mine it is time to conquer some deep cleaning before the guests start arriving.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a pigsty but I know I don’t deep clean often enough and when I do deep clean it takes for forever to finish one room.  Let’s face it we all have our own routines but sometimes having a cleaning schedule will help us out.  Here is my game plan for getting my home ready for guests in just 12 Days of Cleaning! 

12 Days of Christmas Cleaning


Day 1 

Focus: Master Bedroom

  • Dust all surfaces
  • Vacuum
  • Wash Curtains and Linens
  • Wash Windows
  • Load of laundry (I usually have at least one a day!)

Day 2

Focus: Kids Bedroom 

  • Dust all surfaces
  • Vacuum
  • Wash Curtains and Linens
  • Wash Windows
  • Load of laundry (I usually have at least one a day!)
  • Organize toys
  • Clean Out Clutter (get ready for the new!) 

Day 3 

Focus: Laundry/Utility Area

  • Dust all surfaces
  • Clean floor
  • Wash Curtains and Linens & Wash Windows if you have them (I do)
  • Clean out lint trap
  • Clean out cabinets
  • Wash appliances
  • Load of laundry (I usually have at least one a day!)

Day 4

Focus: Hallways/Entryways 

  • Wash Walls
  • Vacuum or sweep floors
  • Clear walkways
  • Touch up paint

Day 5

Focus: Bathrooms (One of my least favorite spots!)

  • wash walls
  • mop floor
  • sanitize all surfaces
  • clean shower
  • scrub toilet
  • wash curtains/blinds
  • wash rugs    

Day 6

Focus: Kitchen

  • wash walls
  • wash cabinets
  • dust/wash surfaces
  • clean out sink wash dishes
  • clean appliances
  • mop floor  

Day 7 

Focus: Bedrooms

  • dust all surfaces
  • vacuum
  • clean up clutter
  • organize closet
  • load of laundry  

Day 8

Focus: Hallway

  • lightly dust
  • vacuum
  • ensure clear walk-way  

Day 9

Focus: Bathroom

  • mop floor
  • wash baseboards
  • check toilet paper supply
  • lightly was all surfaces
  • check handsoap  

Day 10

Focus: Kitchen

  • organize pantry
  • wash cabinets surfaces
  • clean oven (I always put down foil so that way it’s easier to clean after Christmas!)
  • store small appliances
  • clean out fridge
  • wash party items

Day 11

Focus: Whole House

  •  laundry
  • dust
  • sweep floors
  • clean up paper clutter
  • clean out junk drawers day

Day 12

Focus: Christmas Clutter

  • Wrap gifts
  • Clean up all wrapping paper, boxes and non decorative items
  • Christmas prep
  • organize gifts and get ready for a clean and organized party!! 

Merry Christmas! You made it to a clean house and all in 12 Days of Cleaning for Christmas! What else do you do before your guests arrive? 

Money saving Mom of 1, who loves to travel, cook, and of course spend time with family. We have a family of 3 including Mr. SMSL and of course Diesel our latest addition to the family. I'm glad you are here with me!

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