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Holiday Home Cleaning: 8 Reasons to Book It

Before I could even blink after Thanksgiving, it felt like Christmas. The holiday trees are up in stores and Christmas music is on the radio. Then my reminders on my iPhone started counting off until we leave for our Carnival Cruise (shhhh! A.J. doesn’t know yet) and then leave on Christmas Day for our flight to the East Coast. A holiday home cleaning seemed like a perfect stress-reliever for all that I had going on.  The company provided a complimentary home cleaning in exchange for my honest review and you’ll find my referral links to recommended products below.

Holiday Home Cleaning

Instead of feeling overwhelmed before parties, events and school activities, here’s why you should consider a holiday home cleaning:

  1. Prepare for holiday visitors. I remember my Mom feeling the pressure to clean the home from top to bottom before anyone visited for the holidays. Now that she’s older, she hires professional help. Smart woman!
  2. Cook holiday meals in a clean kitchen. Bake all your holiday cookies in a freshly cleaned oven. Fit even more food inside your freshly cleaned fridge.
  3. Shop in peace. Instead of cleaning your home for two hours, go do your holiday shopping and run errands instead.
  4. Enjoy your days without cleaning. Give yourself a break. Go take a walk or get a massage while your home is professionally cleaned.
  5. Donate your time. Clean out your closets and donate unneeded items as you prepare for your home cleaning. Take the two hours it takes for the cleaning crew to be in your home and use it to volunteer. Countless organizations are looking for help around the holidays.
  6. Spend quality family time.  Watch holiday movies with your families, go outside and be present instead of giving presents.
  7. Be ready to host a holiday event. Your holiday party will go off without a hitch thanks to a professional home cleaning. You can take interest in some of the smaller details.
  8. Start the New Year with a clean home.  Your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom areas and living room will be sparkling clean by 2017. Imagine how refreshing that will be?!

Holiday Home Cleaning

Home Cleaning Review

Two professional housekeepers arrived at our home, asked me about my preference for cleaning products and areas of concern of our home. I gave them a tour and left.

You can book your own home cleaning online at least 48 hours in advance. Pay online too. Don’t worry about having cash handy.

Our bedroom dresser was quite dusty and the mirror on it needed attention too. So I took a before and after photo to let you see how clean it was when I came home.

Dresser Before & After

When I arrived back at home, our house smelled fresh and clean. The floors were squeeking! I’d left some of A.J. clothes in his room piled on the bed. But one of the ladies folded them neatly and stacked them on his dresser. That makes it easier for me to pack them or put them in his drawers.

Folded Boys Clothes

 

Knowing a professional home cleaning company was arriving this week also helped me clear out some of the clutter in our living room and get ready to put up our Christmas tree. I asked professional cleaners used our home’s vacuum to clear our carpets. They did a great job and anyone with OCD will enjoy this look at the lines in our living room carpet.

Carpet Lines

Unfortunately, the company we used is no longer in business in Atlanta. But you can find money-saving home cleaning deals on Groupon, like $40 for one hour of cleaning services from Diamond Touch Maintenance.

Atlanta Cleaning Service

 

How would a holiday home cleaning help alleviate your stress?

In between professional home cleanings, I use my Bissell all-in-one vacuum and steamer mop to keep our kitchen and living rooms floors spotless.

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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19 comments

  1. I would LOVE this! With working two jobs and managing our household, this would really help me open up some time to spend with my family!

  2. This is very awesome! I would love to have this for the holidays and not worry about housecleaning for a day! I hope that I win! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful opportunity!

  3. With four (messy!) kids, two dogs, a husband and a career…and lupus flaring up from time to time…winning this would be a true blessing this busy Christmas season! (BTW, I accidentally hit enter before typing in my mailing address. Let me know if I can fix that. Thanks!)

  4. This review had me daydreaming about getting my house cleaned. Working full time with preschoolers and coming home to my own children leaves me exhausted. Getting a professional cleaning job would reduce my stress level significantly of feeling like I can never have a clean home to come to after a long day of teaching. I’d love to win this. I’d be able to come home happy and spend time with my girls versus trying to constantly play catch up with the cleaning and tidying.

  5. This would be very helpful, thanks for the chance

  6. I have three kids, dog, and 2 cats. I need help everyday!

  7. I remember years ago hiring, Merrie Maids and loved to come home to a clean smelling/looking home. Perhaps will treat myself once again in the New Year once hubby finishes his chemo treatments.

  8. Getting a holiday home cleaning this season would help me to cope with STRESS!!! So much to do!

  9. Clean home will help me feel sane when wrapping gifts

  10. im working alot before the holidays and it would be a great gift!!

  11. I’m going out of town after the holidays, coming home to a clean house would be the best gift ever!

  12. Very effective Spring cleaning tips and tricks,works better than expected.I tried all these ticks this spring. LOL

  13. Congrats on having such a smooth and positive experience. If the company was still in business, you could definitely help your local readers, as you shared.

  14. These are excellent tips! I would love for someone to come clean my home just before the holidays!

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