The Complete Christmas Cleaning Checklist

With all the festive decorations, cooking, and Christmas cleaning that you have to do for Christmas eve, you can easily get flustered. There are so many nooks and spaces that you need to clean that it is common for anyone to miss a few spots.

You don’t want to go through the embarrassment of your guests finding a dirty spot in your home. Worry no more; here is a checklist of the spaces that you need to clean to ensure a clean and spotless home.


This is the first space in your house that your guests will see. You need this space to be immaculate. Any out-of-season items will seem out of place. There should be a coat hanger placed for the guests to place their coats. The doormats should also be clean; a dirty doormat might set an impression for a dirty house. Here are the things you need to do:

  • Put away any out of season items
  • Vacuum the floors
  • Have a coat hanger
  • Wipe down the door handles and light switches
  • Launder the doormat

Living Room

You should begin your cleaning from the living room. This is where you, your family, and guests will be seated. You don't want a cluttered room with dusty couches and misplaced décor. The following are the cleaning steps you should follow:

  • Declutter the area
  • Dust surfaces
  • Fluff the pillows
  • Straighten, arrange and wipe the decor
  • Check and water the tree
  • Vacuum the floor
  • Wipe the light switches

Dining Room

Now, this room is very important during the Christmas holidays. The entire family and guests gathered around the dining table, having a grand Christmas dinner and chatting. Here are the necessary places you need to clean:

  • Dust the table and chairs
  • Sweep or mop the floor
  • Wipe down the light switches
  • Polish the silverware
  • Wash the linens
  • Set out the serving dishes and cutlery


All the cooking and baking you do can make a mess out of your kitchen. Guests sometimes tend to come into your kitchen to lend you a helping hand or have a glass of water. So don’t forget to clean your kitchens during your Christmas cleaning. These steps will make your kitchen clean and spotless:

  • Declutter the surfaces
  • Wipe the counters
  • Wipe the appliances
  • Clean the sink and faucets
  • Wipe the light switches
  • Sweep or mop the floor
  • Clean the refrigerator
  • Empty the trash

Guest Room

Your guests might want to stay over at your place; you need to keep your guest room prepared. The guest room should be clean and cozy, emanating a festive vibe. Here's what you need to do:

  • Dust surfaces
  • Wipe down light switches
  • Change the bedsheets and fluff the pillows
  • Vacuum the floors
  • Stock extra blankets

Guest Bathroom

After a big hefty diner, your guests might want to use the bathroom. Having an unclean bathroom can really put off your guests. This is what you do:

  • Clean the bathroom
  • Clean the bathtub or the shower
  • Clean the sink and the faucets
  • Wipe down the light switches
  • Launder the bathroom mat

Call STOP Restoration of Spokane

Completing the aforementioned checklist will most definitely get you a clean, tidy, and festive home. But there are some hard-to-clean spots that you cannot just wipe with a damp towel. For example, dead rodents in your lawn, stains on your carpets, and some unpleasant odors in your home need to be addressed in different ways. You don’t want these inconveniences to leave your Christmas cleaning incomplete.

If you face such a problem, call STOP Restoration of Spokane. Our specialty cleaning services will rid you of all the hard-to-remove and unwanted annoyances. Our team of experts with well-equipped tools will ensure you have a clean, festive house in no time. We offer services 24/7, so call now on (509) 818-7744 and book your appointment. For more information, click here.