Jan 5, 2019

Post-New Year’s Cleaning

If you hosted a New Year’s party this year, chances are that your home looks like a riot site rather than a home right about now.

However, life goes on, and you have to clean the place up and keep living your life really soon.

Cleaning is usually one of the least favorite things to most people, so replacing the euphoria and joy of a New Year’s party with the tediousness of cleaning becomes even more difficult.

Fortunately, experts at Mythical Maids of Berkeley are willing to share their tips on the most time-saving and best cleaning tips after a big party. So you can use this tip now and any other time you throw a party.


Glasses First

Depending on the type of party you had, there are a lot of glasses or plastic cups all over your place. Getting these out of the picture is a great place to start. Just remember to pour the contents of each cup before you throw put them away.

If you have actual glasses, you can put them all in one designated location and wash them at some later point, whereas plastic cups can be thrown into the trash immediately.

The same goes for other containers you may have had around, like snack plates or bowls. If they are your actual kitchenware, put them away for later washing, and if they are disposable, you can trash them easily.


If you have started collecting the used cups and plates into the trash, you can continue by discarding all of the bottles and cans and taking out the trash.

It would be ideal if you could separate the trash and recycle it, especially if you do it anyway. Don’t be lazy and separate your trash into the new year as well.


Once the dishes are out of the way, chances are that the biggest source of mess would be snacks that someone knocked over, confetti, and similar things that found their way to the floor.

Fortunately, vacuuming can help you get rid of the vast majority of these kinds of problems very quickly. The noise from the vacuum cleaner might not agree with you, but it is the quickest and the simplest way to clean everything up.


If people spilled coffee or wine on your carpet or sofa, the best thing to do is to clean it up immediately. However, if you didn’t see it during the party, there is still a chance that you will be able to clean up the majority of stains even a day or two after they have been made.

You will need some warm water which you should put on the stain, to soften it up. Take a cloth and blot the dampened stain. Don’t rub the stain because you will only drive the stain deeper into the material.

If you don’t have a store-bought carpet cleaner (most people don’t), you can make it yourself. Adding some dish soap in some warm water and some vinegar creates a strong detergent which will not damage your carpet or sofa.

Do Your Dishes

Once the majority of things have been cleaned away and put back in their place, you can start to do all of the dishes that you have.

Washing dishes is generally low-key chore and you can do it as a cool down chore because you still have one important task to do.

Clean the Floors

Professional cleaners tend to leave cleaning the floors as the last task since everything else can fall on the floor and make all of the effort cleaning them useless otherwise.

If you have vacuumed your carpet, it is time to clean the rest of your floors. Take a mop and some floor cleaner and go through the whole house.

While you are doing that, check for any things you might have missed, like spills on tables, chairs or even windowsills.

Once you clean the floors, you can relax and take the rest of the day to rest. And think whether you want to host the next New Year’s party at your home.

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