Some holidays are known as times where friends, family, and strangers come together to celebrate both secular and sacred occasions. If you’re playing host during any of these holidays, it’s important to (1) have a clean and sanitized home to welcome guests into and (2) be able to get your space back in order once your guests leave.
Having a clean house is an important part of ensuring that any gatherings you have this year will go smoothly, guests will feel comfortable, and family members will be impressed with your ability to host like Martha Stewart. A planned professional cleaning schedule is the perfect way to demonstrate that.
Below is the 2021 holiday events calendar where Houstonians typically gather. Keep the following home cleaning calendar in mind, so you’ll know when to get a professional cleaning at your home.
Easter – Sunday April 4, 2021
Easter is a springtime holiday that typically falls on a Sunday in late March or early April. The exact date changes each year to the first Sunday that falls after a full moon on or after the vernal or spring equinox. Families throughout the U.S. often host a meal on Easter and welcome the spring season and warmer weather.
Recommended Easter Cleaning Schedule
Maintenance cleaning scheduled on the Thursday or Friday before Easter and a deep cleaning on the Monday or Tuesday after, depending on when out-of-town guests leave.
4th of July – Sunday, July 4, 2021
Independence Day, or the 4th of July, is a major summer holiday in the U.S. Families will often have guests come in from out of town for a week or a few days, so they can watch fireworks displays, have cookouts, backyard pool parties, and enjoy other summer activities for the holiday. Extra cleaning is recommended with guests coming in and out of the house often, since dirt and other debris can easily be tracked indoors. There is also often lots of cooking going on during the 4th of July, so the kitchen will need a good going over.
Recommended July 4th Cleaning Schedule
Maintenance cleaning scheduled a few days before the 4th of July or the arrival of guests and a deep cleaning scheduled the day after the holiday or after guests leave.
Halloween – Sunday, October 31, 2021
Halloween is a fun holiday for both kids and adults when it comes to parties and gatherings. Often the kids will organize a trick or treating group while the adults will have a more mature costume party. This means a clean house is essential for those hosting. Falling on October 31st each year, Halloween festivities can be a bit messy, since there are usually plenty of treats and beverages around and creative party games taking place. For those interested you can read up on how to clean up after Halloween on our blog.
If you’re hosting, or you just don’t want the remnants of a trick or treat bonanza lingering around your house after Halloween. We recommend to (at the very least) schedule a pro house cleaning after the 31st.
Recommended Halloween Cleaning Schedule
Deep cleaning the day after, especially for larger parties or kids’ parties. If you’re hosting, schedule a maintenance cleaning prior to your event.
Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 26, 2021
Thanksgiving is among the most common times for family gatherings in the U.S. during the year. While the date changes from year to year, Thanksgiving always falls on the last Thursday in November. Since this holiday often includes out-of-town guests and a lot of food preparation in the kitchen, knowing when to hire a cleaning service is important.
Recommended Thanksgiving Cleaning Schedule
Maintenance cleaning on the Monday before Thanksgiving and a deep cleaning scheduled on the Monday after or when guests leave.
Christmas – Saturday, December 25, 2021
Christmas, which falls on December 25th each year, is one of the biggest holidays celebrated in the U.S. This winter holiday usually involves large family gatherings with big meals and other festivities that take place on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or both in some households. Families planning to host guests for Christmas should make sure their home is as clean as can be for guests.
Recommended Christmas Cleaning Schedule
Maintenance cleaning scheduled a few days before guests arrive and a deep cleaning a day or two after they leave.
New Year’s Eve – Friday, December 31, 2021
New Year’s Eve, taking place on December 31st each year, is among the most common nights for in-home gatherings. Whether planning a smaller gathering with family or a larger one that also includes friends, having a clean home helps ensure that everyone has a comfortable and fun time celebrating. This holiday can cause a mess indoors with noisemakers, streamers, and other decorations, so plan on a cleaning both before and after.
Recommended New Year’s Eve Cleaning Schedule
Maintenance cleaning scheduled the day before New Year’s Eve and a deep cleaning scheduled within two days after.