There’s nothing like a clean home for the holidays, but leaving the cleaning to the last minute can trigger the holiday blues (we’re speaking from experience here, folks!). From sweeping away dust bunnies to tackling filthy baseboards, the laundry list can feel endless—and that’s where our guide comes in. This stress-free, 7-step roadmap will streamline the degriming and tidying and drive you straight to guest-ready. Do each one right now, break them up by day, or complete ‘em all a few days before the holidays: They’re all easy, quick, and crazy effective. Season’s cleanings!
1: Revive baseboards
The Tools: Scented Vinegar, Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth, Glass Spray Bottle
Start from the ground up and wick away the dust, pet hair, and grime that tends to settle on baseboards. This move seems small, but you’ll be amazed at how transformative it is—it’s like a mini facelift for your space! Skip single-use paper towels and instead, go with a Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth saturated with Scented Vinegar. This versatile cleaning solution combines our master perfumer-blended No. 247 fragrance with the powerful cleansing properties of vinegar. On your baseboards, it’ll help to neutralize unsavory odors and quickly dissolve dirt and sticky grime. For the cleanest swipe, mix up a 50:50 solution of Scented Vinegar and warm water in a Glass Spray Bottle and saturate baseboards in high-traffic areas like hallways and living spaces. Use the cloth to polish away unsightly gunk, and leave behind an elegantly fresh scent.