Post-Thanksgiving Dinner Cleaning Hacks are Here to Save the Day
Thanksgiving dinner is always an elaborate affair. Most of those who have hosted friends, family and loved ones for the Thanksgiving weekend have slaved away for hours, if not days, in preparation.
You’re already tired from all the work but you know you are going to have to clean up right after so that your dining room and kitchen aren’t piled up with leftovers and dirty dishes. How can you make this as easy as possible for yourself? Read on!
Cover Your Thanksgiving Dinner Table with a Tablecloth
The easiest way to clean up a mess is to remove the messy spot altogether, which is exactly what you should do at your Thanksgiving dinner table. Use a nice tablecloth, and when everyone is done with their meal, just keep that tablecloth for a wash, and that’s it! No more scraping off food stains and grime from your dining table.
Keep Takeaway Containers Ready for Guests
Eliminate all possible options for storage. We know that everyone says that you need to keep your refrigerator empty to store all the leftovers (as you should), but won’t it be easier to just give them away?
Keep takeaway boxes and containers at hand so that you can pack up as much food as you can possibly give away to your guests. This way you don’t have to eat your leftovers throughout the Thanksgiving weekend, and there’s less cleaning up for you to do.
Whatever Doesn’t Go In The Dishwasher Goes For a Soak
Load up your dishwasher as soon as you are done with your Thanksgiving dinner, and repeat. But whatever does not go into the dishwasher needs to be soaked ASAP. This will make scrubbing your dishes a whole lot easier.
Some people who host big Thanksgiving dinners cannot possibly soak all their dishes in their one tiny sink in the kitchen. So what do they do? Set up a soaking station in the bathtub! It sounds gross, but really, efficiency trumps everything this holiday season.
Use Smart Cookware to Prepare your Thanksgiving Dinner
Work smart, not hard. This applies to cooking and cleaning this Thanksgiving weekend as well. If you cook in containers that can be used for storage, you save up all of the time you would have spent:
- Emptying your leftovers into containers
- Cleaning your pots and pans
- Cleaning the storage containers used for your leftovers
So remember to cook smart so you can clean smart!
Keep Cleaners Ready to Attack Any Stains
Thanksgiving dinner is messy. Food, dressings, sauces, gravy and alcohol are only a few types of stains you should be worried about. They can go on your rugs, couch, seats, clothes, everywhere. It’s spill-city at your house. The best way to clean these stains is to do so immediately. Keep your spray bottles ready with some of these cleaning liquids to help you get rid of the stains as quickly as possible.
Et voila! Your immediate post-Thanksgiving dinner clean-up should be done in a jiffy. When you do have to get to cleaning the rest of your house properly and the much needed deep cleaning of your kitchen, we have the 20/10 cleaning method for you to use to make that job a lot less tedious.