Last Weekend opened up our deck and backyard for unlimited possibilities of gathering friends and family to share summer memories together!
Every year, we host different parties and small get-togethers and we love having our house full of people whom we enjoy sharing our life with!
But a great summer party starts with organization and cleaning ahead of time, so you are able to enjoy the party, as much as your guests do!
For me, it always starts with cleaning, even when you’re preparing the food!
Cleaning Tips For Easy Fun Summer Entertainment
#1 Prep Time
I start pre-cutting vegetables, fruits, anything that will go on the grill or on salads, the night before and I place them in an air-tight container to avoid losing their freshness.
I place meat to marinade and chicken or steak with spices in ziplock containers, easily disposable to save cleaning time and space in the kitchen.
By making the mess the night before, I cut cleaning time, since a lot of it was also done the night before.
#2 Kitchen Cleaning Before The Party
I make sure by 2 hours before the party, all the prep time is done and the kitchen is clean. Here are my best kept tips for a spotless kitchen:
- Start with the countertops, make sure you are using a product which doesn’t harm your countertops. My countertops are 7 years old and they look brand new!
- Clean any stainless steel appliances.
- Don’t forget the floors and corners.
- After all the cutting and washing, make sure you run the garbage disposal – an often forgotten hero in our kitchens.
I love giving the garbage disposal some extra cleaning time to ensure the freshness, especially after cutting meats and vegetables. I use affresh® Disposal Cleaner! It is a specialty cleaner designed for our disposal, super easy to use! Wherever there is a specific cleaning job to do, you can count on affresh® cleaners to provide the right tool for that job!
You know that having a clean home can impress guests and make it easier to get through parties, holidays and get togethers!
Here is my How To:
- TURN ON hot water to a low flow
- PLACE 1 tablet in the disposal
- TURN ON disposal for 15-30 seconds. Foam may rise.
- TURN OFF disposal
- RINSE away foam and any residue down the drain
Hope you love it as much as I do! Affresh® Disposal Cleaner is the last step before we welcome our guests, all the time, every time!!!
In case you want to check it out, you can purchase it HERE.
#3 Planning Your Space
If you are entertaining outdoors, why not concentrate your efforts on that space? If you have limited time to clean up, make sure your bathrooms are clean and the transit area (in and out) is neat and organized. Leave your major home clean up for another time, so you won’t feel overwhelmed right before the party.
I personally place toilette bowl cleaners in the bathrooms that will be used by guests, as a way to keep the high traffic bathrooms fresh all day!
I also leave Moisturizer and SPF lotion and bug spray in each bathroom, in case guests forget to bring them, they can help themselves.
I can’t wait to hear what you think. Do you like my tips? Do you have any summer entertaining cleaning tips you’d like to share?