Who doesn’t love throwing a big party? It doesn’t matter if you’re a college student or a middle-aged professional – everyone enjoys letting loose and having a good time with their friends every once in a while. But as anyone who’s ever hosted a party knows, the cleanup afterward can be a real pain. Check out these next-day cleanup tips if you’re struggling to get your place back in order after your last big bash.
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Get started right away
The sooner you start cleaning up, the easier it will be. If you let all the trash and debris sit around for too long, it will begin to stink and attract bugs. So as soon as your guests leave, start forming your game plan for how you’re going to tackle this mess.
Vacuum and mop
Once all the trash is out of the way, it’s time to tackle the dirt and grime that’s been left behind. First, vacuum all the carpets and floors, and mop any hard surfaces. This will help eliminate any stains and make your place look and smell a lot better.
Crush all the empty beer cans
Using a beer can crusher makes the job easy, but you can also just stomp them with your feet. This will help to make them take up less space in the recycling bin. You probably have a lot of empty beer cans, and if you don’t crush them, you’ll have to use way too many garbage bags.
Wash all the dishes
This is probably the most tedious task on the list, but it’s also the most important. You don’t want to leave dirty dishes lying around for too long because they’ll start to attract bugs and rodents. So wash all the glasses, plates, and silverware by hand or in the dishwasher.
Wipe down all the surfaces
Don’t forget to wipe down all the countertops, tables, and other surfaces with a cleaning solution. This will help remove any sticky residue and make your place look sparkling clean. People can be hogs when they’re eating and drinking, so you’ll want to ensure all the surfaces are clean before calling it a day.
Don’t forget to clean your bathroom
If people ate and drank a lot, then your bathroom was heavily used. So be sure to clean it before you call it quits. Scrub the toilet, sink, and tub. Wipe down all the surfaces. And mop the floor to get rid of any dirt and grime.
Take out the trash
Lastly, don’t forget to take out all the trash. If you have a lot of garbage bags, you might want to wait until the morning when the trash collectors come. But if you only have a few bags, go ahead and take them out to the curb.
Have fun, and don’t worry if people trash your home
Your home is going to get trashed if you throw a big party. It’s just a fact of life. So don’t stress out about it too much. Just have fun and enjoy yourself. If you’re lucky, a couple of people will help you with the cleanup. But even if they don’t, it’s not the end of the world. So just get started right away and try to power through it. Before you know it, your place will be back to normal.