假期是一个疯狂而忙碌的时刻，但只有在客人离开后，装饰都放好了，日程安排恢复正常后，你才会意识到这些特殊的场合有多乱，尤其是对你的地板来说。然而，只要适当的照顾和注意，你就可以在假期后轻松地打扫你的家。虽然你可能会在节日到来之前做一些特别的清洁工作，但庆祝活动本身可能会非常混乱。客人可能会在你的地毯、瓷砖和硬木地板上留下泥土、泥浆和雪泥。礼物上可能会到处都是纸片和蝴蝶结，而不同的装饰品也可能会脱落闪光粉、松针、蜡烛蜡和其他碎屑。你布置装饰的方式可能会磨坏地板，弄脏窗户，或者把墙上的油漆剥落。食物会洒出来，地毯和室内装潢上的污渍可能无法尽快处理。此外，由于假期准备、庆祝活动、拜访和其他活动的繁忙安排，在假期里甚至没有时间做常规的清洁工作。幸运的是，节后做一次彻底的清洁很容易，你的家会看起来比以前更好。假期过后，你可以做很多不同的事情来清理你的房子，让它在冬天里焕然一新。 Put away all holiday decorations first. Discard anything that may be worn, broken, or not suitable for use the next year. Consider leaving notes for yourself in the holiday decoration boxes so you remember anything you really liked or new decorations you want to buy. Declutter as you put out your “normal” décor. If you’ve put away everyday trinkets to make room for holiday decorations, consider decluttering them before putting them back after the holidays. Donate unwanted items and use the opportunity to organize closets. Touch up paint on the walls. Decorations that were hung with hooks, nails, tape, or other adhesives may have damaged your walls and leave chips when you take them down. Touch up those spots after the holidays so they will look like new. Deep clean kitchen appliances. Your fridge, oven, stovetop, and microwave are heavily used during the holidays as you bake treats, prepare special meals, store leftovers, and enjoy all the season’s bounty. After the holiday, deep clean each appliance to thoroughly refresh it. Sanitize your dishwasher. Many people neglect their dishwasher, but now is the best time to clean out its filter and run it through a sanitizing cycle to eliminate any lingering stains or odors in the appliance or on its racks. Clean upholstery as needed. Your most comfortable sofas and chairs get extra use during the holidays, and will pick up extra dirt and oil from hands and fingers, as well as accidental spills. Spot clean furnishings as needed, or rent an upholstery cleaner for a thorough cleaning. Wash guest linens. If you’ve had houseguests over the holidays, don’t forget to wash guest bed linens and towels after your friends and relatives have returned home. This will ensure you’re ready for new houseguests whenever they may arrive. Recycle gift and holiday shipping boxes. After all the shipped gifts and new items have been unwrapped, you may accumulate a large supply of boxes and packaging material. Recycle it as much as possible to keep it from building up in closets or the garage. Pay Special Attention to the Floors Your flooring can take the brunt of holiday abuse, with extra guests walking over it, furniture being moved, and spills of all kinds. But with a bit of care, you can refresh your flooring just as easily as you’ve cleaned up the rest of your house. Shake out any rugs you can, getting as much dust and dirt out of them as possible. Sweep hard floors to gather up coarse debris so it will not cause scratches or other damage. Treat any carpet or rug stains as needed to remove stickiness or discoloration. Use carpet deodorizers to remove lingering odors from holiday celebrations. Clean your vacuum before you use it to ensure the strongest suction possible. Vacuum rugs and carpeting thoroughly, running the vacuum in different directions each time. Consider renting a rug shampooer for more thorough deep cleaning. Use a steam mop or other mop on hard flooring to remove all dust and restore shine. Consider refinishing hardwood floors as needed to repair small scratches and nicks. It may seem like a lot of work to cleanup after the holidays, but you’ll be able to enjoy your refreshed and rejuvenated home for weeks after the celebrations have ended.