Your home will get a lot of traffic during the holiday season, and it’s important to keep up with cleaning and maintenance on your floors so when it’s all said and done in January you don’t panic that your hardwood is completely ruined. Below is a list of things to keep in mind while having guests over, even if it’s a small crowd.
Don’t Automatically Pull Out the Mop
When there is a spill, I know it is tempting to just take out the mop and wipe the whole area of the floor down. It’s quick, it’s easy, but it will also dull the finish and be harmful for your floors. It’s better to take the time and clean it up with dry products or use a hardwood floor cleaner that won’t damage your floors.
Buy a Tray for Your Tree
Real trees are beautiful and fragrant, but they also can ruin your hardwood floors. It’s important to have something under your tree to protect your hardwood from dirt, scratching, and water damage. Being precautious is better than not putting anything under the tree, because once that tree is up it’s up for a good chunk of time.
Felt Pads Under all Decorations
Putting up decorations is fun! You get to blast holiday music and decorate your home. Yet, wood tables and floors can get a beating when moving and shifting things. Make sure to put felt pads under all decorations so that you can move them however you want without any headache.
Clean Before Don’t Just Wait till After
It might make sense to wait until after a big party to clean, but it’ll be easier to clean before and after the party. This way the mess becomes manageable after the party, and you end up having to clean less than you thought you would. It also ensures that your floors are always in tip top shape.