7 Christmas cleaning hacks to tackle those messy tasks with ease

These Christmas cleaning tips will make your home sparkle in time for Christmas Day

Some of us, one in ten in fact, admit this can often lead to a full 5 hour deep clean ensuring everything from the front door to the cupboard under the stairs is spotless. But if like the rest of us, you have a list as long as your arm and not a lot of time to do it in (food shop, wrapping last minute presents, prepping the turkey) here’s a few speed Christmas cleaning hacks and tips from Airtasker to take the stress out of Christmas hosting. You can thank us later.

Related: These Marie Kondo tips for tidying the house before Christmas are absolute genius

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1. Make a cleaning playlist

Upbeat music will keep you motivated and moving faster. We recommend a Mariah Carey number!

2. Use a lint roller

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If you don't have time to dust and polish your soft furnishings, try using a lint roller on upholstered interiors like lampshades and cushions. It works a treat.

3. Use microfiber cloths

This is the quickest way to clean the dust-off surfaces such as fireplaces, window sills and bookcases. Plus, they are cheap!

4. Buy a new door mat

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It’s the first thing guests will notice and it will draw their eye to something new. After all, first impressions count.

5. Multi-purpose wipes

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Keep them in key areas of the home (bathroom, kitchen) to do a quick clean around before the guests arrive, or once they make a mess.

6. Use dim lighting...

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Or candles to hide certain areas (more cluttered) of the home, while highlighting focal points such as the Christmas tree. Lighting candles shortly before guests arrive will hide any lingering smells too.

7. Invest in a small cordless vacuum

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A mini cordless vacuum cleaner makes cleaning up quick spills and household messes more convenient than ever. Designed to be kept on the worktop within easy reach, a handheld vacuum will make light work of pet hair and food spills.

Buy now: Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner, £129.99, Shark

Will you be undertaking any of these Christmas cleaning hacks?

Deputy Editor

Jennifer is the Deputy Editor (Digital) for Homes & Gardens online. Prior to her current position, she completed various short courses a KLC Design School, and wrote across sister brands Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes, Country Homes & Interiors, and Style at Home.