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Cleaning and Recycling at Christmas

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Christmas is a time for family and friends, but it’s also a time of festivities and chaos. Here are some tips on how to get your home in tip-top shape before your guests arrive.

Christmas means lots of people and presents, which can mean a lot of mess. Here are some ways to reduce the stress of the festive season.

Christmas is a time for celebration, so don’t worry too much about cleaning! not what you expected to hear right?. Clean as you go and, most importantly, don’t try to do everything at once. Be realistic about what you can achieve and don’t get too stressed about it.

One for the foodies pre Christmas cleaning

When it comes to the kitchen, you have a lot of cleaning options. You can clean the oven and make it sparkle, keep your fridge spotless and deodorized, wipe down all of your countertops, and even scrub your sink until it’s as good as new (if not better). It might seem like a ton of work—and if you want to be honest with yourself there will probably be some things that don’t get done—but at least now you know how much time (and energy) you’ll need to set aside for pre-Christmas cleaning before launching into holiday mode.

Buying second hand christmas decorations

There are many benefits to buying second hand Christmas decorations.

  • They’re cheaper than new ones, and you’ll be saving money for your children to go on a trip to the museum.
  • Many of them will have been used in previous years, but are still in good condition. For example, if you buy a bauble that belonged to your grandparents for £10 and it’s in good shape, then you know that it’s got some life left!

Recycling at christmas

  • Recycle your Christmas cards.
  • Recycle your wrapping paper.
  • Recycle your Christmas tree.
  • Recycle your Christmas lights and accessories.
  • Recycle any unwanted decorations you may have lying around in the house, or hand them on to friends who will use them!

Cleaning before your guests arrive

Let’s start at the top, shall we?

  • Clean the house. If you’re lucky enough to have a house, clean it. If you don’t, clean your room, or something.
  • Clean the bathroom. Wash all your towels and washcloths, scrub down the toilet and sink with an antibacterial cleanser, wipe down every surface in sight—you get the idea.
  • Clean out your kitchen cupboards and refrigerator of old foodstuffs that smell like they’ve been sitting there since before dinosaurs roamed around on Earth (or maybe just since last Christmas). Freshen up those Tupperware containers by washing them out with soap and warm water; toss any that are cracked or damaged beyond repair into recycling bins outside—they won’t be missed by anyone but bacteria (and they won’t miss them either).
  • Dust off furniture surfaces with a damp cloth so that once again guests can use them without getting black streaks all over their clothes and hands when they lean against them during dinner parties at home!

Its difficult to clean with all the busyness at Christmas time

  • Christmas can be a busy time.
  • Cleaning your house can be stressful.
  • Keeping your home clean is important, especially at Christmas time when you want your guests to feel comfortable in your space.
  • There’s nothing worse than having someone over for drinks and realizing that their glass looks like it was dipped in mud!


Christmas is a time for family and friends to get together, so you want your house to look its best. With the right planning and preparation, you can have a clean home and avoid any last-minute panic, Or!!! hire a Pixie to do the work for you, while you kick back and relax !!!

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