StoneGable is at its best when it is full of guests. And from Thanksgiving till after the New Year our home is often busting at the seams! We love to have our family and friends spend time with us and celebrate… and that includes all the doggies too! We often say that StoneGable is more like a hotel than a home!
Did you know that we have four guest bedrooms and 5 bathrooms? Believe me, nobody needs 5 bathrooms! With all our family and guests… and dogs… coming and going I need to keep our guest rooms and bathrooms sparkling clean and smelling fabulous! Here are a few easy and doable ways I keep everything clean and keep sane doing it!
1. USE ALL WHITE LINENS!
This is my number 1 tip!!! White looks gorgeous on a bed and can be accented with any color duvet, euro shams and pillows. White also cleans so beautifully. Stains are no match for Clorox, my number one choice for laundering my white linens! It not only whitens and packs a stain fighting punch but disinfects too! And at a bargain price. One cup of Clorox whitens twice as much as the bargain brand and disinfects 33% better.
It’s important for me to know that my guests are slipping into crisp, clean bedding that have been disinfected too… just like the one’s my family have on their beds!
2. USE ALL WHITE TOWELS
We are white towel people! I can find fabulous white towels on sale or at discount stores everywhere! Very economical! They also mix and match well! I keep white towels in each guest bedroom’s chest of drawers. I really don’t worry that the sets match, because they all white and look great! How easy is that?
My guests can make piles of towel laundry… especially the teenagers!!!! Since all the towels are white there is no sorting. Everything goes into the washer together! And I can launder them in hot water and 1/2 cup of Clorox Bleach and they come out of the dryer perfectly clean and white. Just a quick fold and back into the guest room they go!
3. HAVE A SUPPLY OF TOILET PAPER, TISSUES AND CLEAN TRASH CANS IN GUEST ROOMS AND BATHROOMS
Yours guest will thank you if they don’t run out of these necessities! Empty trash can every day and clean them so germs stay at bay! It only take a minute and your family and guests WILL notice!
4. GIVE GUESTS A CLEAN AND DISINFECTED BATHROOM
Everyone who loves cleaning bathrooms raise your hand!!! I didn’t think so…Let’s be honest, most of don’t like cleaning bathrooms. But we all love it when our bathrooms are clean and disinfected! I don’t use a plethora of cleaning products. Too much work and money!!! To deeply clean and disinfect bathrooms before and after they are used by guests I “swish and swipe”. You can find how easy it is to clean and get rid of “potty germs” and other bathroom messes HERE.
5. CLEAN SURFACES USED BY EVERYONE DURING COLD AND FLU SEASON
Cold and flu season abounds during this time of year. Make sure you wipe down non porous surfaces that are touched often with Clorox to keep these illness at bay! Refrigerator handles, door knobs, phones, and more! Things we don’t often think of! We want to spread Christmas cheer, not germs, colds and flu! We want to Fa-la-la not snif-snif-snif!!!!
This is such a busy time of year with lots to do and so much fun to have. Let’s make our holiday happy, healthy and clean!!!
I want to thank the kind people at Clorox for their great products and sponsoring this post. I use Clorox and all the opinions are 100% mine!
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