Nothing warms your heart more than the sight of a Christmas tree decorated with ornaments, holiday lights, and the presents beneath it. Along with these cheery Christmas elements comes the cleaning task that can be messy. But don’t worry! Kirk Air Conditioning & Heating is here to take your stress away.
Check out these five (5) life hacks for cleaning up after your Christmas tree:
Organizing the Holiday Lights
As you take down your Christmas lights, please don’t just throw them in a box. Doing that will get them tangled up which can lead to a messy disaster. Instead, wrap each string of lights around the pieces of cardboard. This way, it won’t be difficult for you to unravel them the next holiday season.
Getting those Pesky Pine Needles
To deal with your Christmas tree needles, grab the duct tape and wrap it around your hands. Then, pat and get rid of those pine needles. Alternatively, you can use rubber brooms for sweeping them up or lint rollers for removing those needles that are stuck on the furniture or carpet.
Wrapping Up Your Christmas Tree Ornaments
One of the most awaited highlights of Christmas is watching the kids unwrap their gifts. And that can also mean you will be faced with huge piles of paper. But the good thing about it is you can recycle those wrapping papers and use them to wrap up your holiday ornaments.
Removing Festive Grease
Holiday season won’t be complete without the festive favorites such as roast turkey, pumpkin pies, classic stuffing, salad, and more. You will probably find lots of greasy fingerprints on your Christmas cutlery, tables, doors, and handles. For a quick and effective solution, rub some chalk over the area and leave it for a few minutes. Then, gently remove the chalk using a microfiber cloth.
Cleaning Your Indoor Air
After the festivities, your house could be filled with indoor air pollutants such as dust, mold, pet dander, and pollen that can trigger asthma or allergies. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to make your home’s air quality clean, safe, and healthy again. Here are some of the things you can do:
- Bring in your houseplants. Plants like Peace Lily and Chrysanthemum are effective for eliminating toxic agents.
- Change your air filter every month.
- Refrain from using Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) products such as paints, aerosol sprays, disinfectants, home cleaners, and other solvents.
- Invest in Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) products such as air cleaners, humidifiers, and UV lights.
- Schedule a heating system checkup.
Cleaning up after your Christmas tree doesn’t need to be so hard. With these life hacks, you can look forward to a cleaner, more organized, and worry-free New Year with your family.
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