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How To Clean Up After a Party

by | Oct 14, 2020 | Cleaning Tips


We humans are a social bunch. Whether it’s a casual brunch with friends, or a big celebration for someone’s birthday, we’ve all hosted get-togethers and parties at our houses.

The good thing is we can prepare all the details and don’t have to travel to another location. The bad thing? We’re left with a mess afterwards — dishes that need washing, rubbish that needs disposing, furniture that needs rearranging. A house to clean up and put back in picture-perfect order.

Cleaning up after a party can be a daunting job for anyone. There’s so much to do, and it’s difficult to know where to start. For tidying the house on your own, here are some tips on how to make after-party clean up simple, efficient, and stress-free!

Plan Beforehand


Party planning includes the clean-up afterwards, so make sure you keep this in mind! Having cleaning supplies on-hand, knowing which rooms will be in use, and preparing containers for leftovers will make things go smoother afterwards. You can even tidy a few things away while the party is ongoing. Your future, post-party self will thank you.

Store Uneaten Food


As a good host, you often end up preparing more than enough food to make sure everyone can have as much as they like. But that often leaves you with an assortment of leftovers.

You’ll probably be tired afterwards, but it’s important to ensure any leftover food is packed and put away in the fridge or storage containers. That ensures your food keeps for a few days, and you can have them for later meals — how’s that for efficiency?

Don't leave food leftovers sitting around – store them in containers and put them in the fridge for later.

Seal Leftover Drinks


Anything left in cups and mugs should be drained in the sink, but half-drunk wine bottles and sodas should be resealed and properly stored, either in the refrigerator or at room temperature. Consume them as soon as possible, especially the carbonated drinks — nobody likes soda after the fizz is gone.

Put Away The Dishes


Scrap food or unconsumed drinks should be emptied and disposed of, and non-reusable dishes properly discarded or recycled. If you have a dishwasher, all reusable dishes should be placed inside; otherwise, let them soak in the sink. You can come back to them later. And make sure you tidy up the kitchen as you go — check out our guide here!

Clean Up Rubbish


Even the best of guests can’t help leaving some litter behind. Sweep the room for any rubbish lying around — tissues, papers, wrappers. You can carry around a rubbish or paper bag to make this more efficient. Ensure any broken dishes or glasses are safely removed and thrown away. You’ll want to keep your house both clean and safe, too!

The quicker you get the clean up done after your party, the better you will feel!

Inspect The Rooms


Go through each room systematically, finishing one before moving onto the next. Any spills on carpets, tablecloths, and upholstery should be promptly cleaned to prevent permanent stains or damage. (And if it got on the sofa, here’s a handy guide for cleaning up that pesky stain!)

Vacuum or sweep the floor to clear away any crumbs and debris. Dust the house — tables, shelves, cabinets — and wipe down all the surfaces. Then open the windows to get some fresh air in and ventilate the room.

Not Up For The Job? We Are!

Having your house cleaned and back in order will give you the peace of mind to rest after the festivities of the day. Kick back and relax in the reassurance that you’ve got everything neat and tidy, ready for another day.

But you can also leave the clean up to the professionals — Maid2Match offers both regular and deep cleaning — and NDIS cleaning services as well — to ensure your house is thoroughly cleaned and taken care of. Maid2Match will give you the best turnaround time so you can get back to the comforts of your home.

Don’t let the stress of a post-party mess get in the way of your celebrations and festivities! With these tips in mind, tidying up after you and your guests should be a breeze. And with Maid2Match, that after-party clean up has never been simpler. Schedule your booking, then go ahead and celebrate in style.

About Author

Sophie Franklin

Sophie is the subject matter expert within Maid2Match. Most importantly though she is our biggest fan girl and generous in sharing what she knows.


About Author

Sophie Franklin

Sophie is the subject matter expert within Maid2Match. Most importantly though she is our biggest fan girl and generous in sharing what she knows.