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Now that the Fourth of July has come and gone, you may be left with a home in desperate need of a thorough cleaning. Between BBQ and family get togethers, your carpets has seen more than it’s usual share of traffic. Here are five tips to help you get your home back in tip-top shape from the craziness and mess that the holidays can bring.

Beautiful kids eating watermelon outside in the gardenTip #1 – Get a quick win – Start Outside

Food, fireworks, and water balloons make for a great Fourth but not for a clean house. We can safely bet that the outside of your home is also in need of some attention. Whether you start in your backyard or front yard, taking time to pick up trash, used fireworks, watermelon rinds and even toys will get the outside your home looking clean and organized in no time flat. Take a moment to reorganize any outdoor furniture you may have and you’ll be rewarded with a new, clean look in just a couple of quick minutes.

Tip #2 – Next, tackle the Monster – Clean the Kitchen

The kitchen is the hub of any home. Whether it be for a Fourth of July get-together or a simple family dinner, people gravitate to the kitchen to hang out, leaving the kitchen area quite messy. Getting your kitchen clean will not only bring an immediate sense of order to the rest of your home but will also ensure that the surfaces of your kitchen are healthful, safe and ready for your next round of food prep for your next family dinner and holiday get-together.

Variety of desserts on the table for July 4th party.Tip #3 – Vacuum Your Floors

A party means more people and more people means more mess. Constant traffic in and out of your home guarantees your home will receive a parting gift; dirt. Vacuuming is an important step in getting your house clean after the fourth of July. Vacuuming your floors will get rid of any dirt tracked in your home, keeping your carpet hygienic, and leaving your home looking clean and neat.

Tip #4 – Carpet Cleaning

And while we’re on the topic of caring for your carpets, another important tip for clean carpet and a clean house is getting your carpets professionally cleaned a couple times a year. Chem-Dry of Franklin offers safe and affordable deep cleaning for you carpet. Carpet is one of the most used and worn things in your house and caring for it will maintain not only cleanliness but will keep your home looking great!

Tip #5 – Hire a House Cleaner

Ok, we can just admit it? Sometimes we just don’t have the time to recover from an action packed Monday holiday like this year’s Fourth of July. By the time the fireworks cooled off, it was Tuesday morning and we’re all back to the Nashville Commute. When that’s the case, sometimes hiring in a house cleaner is exactly what the doctor ordered.

Most housekeepers can give you the option of a deep clean or a simple surface cleaning along with an oven and fridge cleaning. And nothing feels quite as good as coming home to a spotless house. Especially if it looked more like a small war zone than a home that morning.

What about cost? Some house cleaners, like Eco Clean House Cleaning, give you an option to price check right on their website. Dial in your exact disaster areas and get a specified quote. You can even setup a recurring service if the ease becomes an addiction! While you’re at it, schedule those carpets to be cleaned as well, and kick off July with all your ducks in a row.

Cleaning your home does not have to be a dreaded task after a holiday weekend. Life should be enjoyed and your home a place where people can gather to celebrate holidays like the Fourth of July without the stress of the aftermath. With these useful tips, you can enjoy a clean and organized house without the hassle that sometimes surrounds cleaning your home.