Summer time is fast approaching and the party season starts to take shape. Here are some tips to make clearing up after a party quick and easy.
1. You need help
When hosting a party a lot of the task can be left to you to ensure that you dont come down to a house that still needs to be cleared up the morning after the night before. But to make light work fo this, dont be afraid to ask for a little help, even if its just a guest helping you to collect the empty glasses up at the end of the night or popping some rubbish in the bin all the little jobs can go a long way.
As soon as your party is over and you start to clean up, opening all the windows and spraying a little Febreeze around will make a massive difference – sometimes getting rid of the beery smell or cigarette fug is half the battle. Getting rid of the half-full drinks and ashtrays is vital in this of course, which brings me on to…
4. In the bag
If you feel overwhelmed by the mess at the end of a party, just go around with a bin bag and collect the rubbish first, and put recyclables in the recycling bin or a separate bag. Usually this will create the appearance of a lot less mess!
6. Stain attack
Get rid of sauce stains, like ketchup and BBQ sauce, with washing up liquid and white vinegar. Dab them with the washing up liquid first, leave for a few minutes, then wipe off with the vinegar.
8. No scrubs
Line any baking trays and pans with parchment paper before using them – that’s less scrubbing when it comes to washing up.
9. Be minimal
Keep decorations simple and minimal – it looks chic and you won’t have lots of burst balloons and soggy streamers to clear up once it’s all over.