You have been cleaning for weeks, and cooking for days. Guests are set to arrive in a few hours. Are you ready?! Check this list to make sure you have every area of your home dinner-party-guest-worthy clean. (And don't miss our tips on American made products to tackle the job.)
5 Things to Clean (That You Might Have Forgotten About) Before Dinner Party Guests Arrive
- THE OUTSIDE OF CABINET DOORS
While I am preparing a meal, it looks like a hurricane has hit my kitchen. I don't know how, but stuff (batter, grease, any ingredient…) always manages to get on my cabinet doors. Make sure there are no remnants of your meal prep still lingering in your kitchen! Give those cabinet doors a spray of Scott's Liquid Gold One Multi Surface Cleaner, and wipe them down with a rag.
- THE TRASH CAN
I always forget to make sure the INSIDE of my trash can is clean before large gatherings. I know it might sound weird, but if the inside of a trash can hasn't been cleaned in a while it can be pretty gross on the bottom. If your party generates a lot of trash, the bag will probably have to be emptied and replaced. If a helpful someone ever saw the bottom of my trash can it could be embarrassing, not to mention the odors that linger there! Rinse the trash can outside with a hose, or in the shower. Spray can interior with Zero Odor Odor Eliminator to keep those odors at bay.
- UNDER THE TOILET SEAT
I know you have probably cleaned the bathroom 5 times already. However, if you have guys in the house (especially little ones) you will want to lift up that toilet seat and give it a quick wipe down. Trust me on this one!
- BEHIND THE BATHROOM DOOR
Dirty hands (those of my kiddos and of my hubby) leave marks everywhere in my bathroom. When I am cleaning, I always forget to wipe down the back of the bathroom door where grimy prints linger. Scott's Liquid Gold Dust ‘n Go dust wipes are perfect for last minute cleaning touch ups. They work great for cleaning wood and non wood surfaces. Check your bathroom vanity doors too. My kiddos manage to get toothpaste there every morning.
- CEILING FANS AND CEILING LIGHTING
I swear spiders spin webs in my house overnight! Even if I just dusted the ceiling fans and ceiling lights the day before, I will still see a lingering web the next day. If it's not a haunted house ambiance you are going for, make sure to look up and double check that you have caught all the dust bunnies and webs above.
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For sure behnd the bathroom door. Thats somehing you dont see when you go in, bu if someone is in there, they certainly see it. Behind our bathroom door is where pet hair collects, I dont know why!
Good points! No kidding…I actually was in my son’s bathroom this morning and saw the back of the door and thought to myself…why have I not cleaned that lately when I’ve been up here before…I guess it’s easy to miss!
The trash can is a huge one for me. I mean it gets gross! I think the one under the kitchen sink is the worst, it always seems to get damp or wet. Good tips.
I love a good product for cleaning wood and painted surfaces. I’ll have to try this!
Oh, geeze, don’t even remind me of cleaning ceiling fans, lol. I even have one of those long-handled things you fit over the blades & slide it to clean the ceiling fan, and it’s still a messy pain to clean!