How to Keep Your Home Tidy and Stress-Free During Your Wedding Week
Whether you are hosting a backyard wedding or using your Destin, or Santa Rosa Beach Wedding House as base camp as you get ready, it’s important that your home is wedding-ready.
A clean and organized home helps you avoid chores and lost items in the days leading up to your nuptials. To get your home primed for the big day, put these four tasks on your to-do list.
Organize Your Wedding Essentials
You’ve spent months designing your wedding look. And between showstoppers like the dress and veil, to the small, elegant details like jewelry and hair accessories, there are a lot of items to account for. Make sure you’re not missing a thing on the big day by keeping all the pieces of your bridal outfit in one place.
Don’t forget the groom’s accessories! The groom’s outfit is about more than the tux — from his watch to his socks, every detail is coordinated so your groom looks his best. To ensure he pulls it off, pack all the groom’s accessories in a grab-and-go kit.
In addition to your clothing, pack a wedding day kit with Band-aids, tissues, make-up, mints and other supplies to keep you looking and feeling fresh throughout your big day.
Make Cleanups Easy
Small messes will inevitably pop up as you get ready for the wedding. Keep messes from derailing your busy schedule by stocking up on convenient cleanup supplies.
Cleaning wipes are great for quickly wiping down surfaces, and you can even make your own if you want to save money or skip the disposables. A stain stick quickly makes spills disappear, a must when dining in your fancy clothes.
Have a reliable vacuum on-hand for the inevitable messes. Fortunately, there are models available that suit just about every lifestyle, including vacuums designed for hardwood floors or for when your furry friend’s fur sheds all over your favorite sofa. Of course, not all vacuums are created equal, so it helps to refer to online guides and reviews to find the one that’s right for you.
Rather than running across the house every time you need to clean up a mess, keep a small cleaning caddy in each area of your home. Clean and Scentsible recommends convenient solutions for keeping cleaning supplies handy, like using adhesive bins to stash supplies inside of cabinet doors.
Get Honeymoon Ready
If you’re departing for your honeymoon right after your wedding, don’t count on packing before the flight. When you’re tired from a night of celebrating, you’re more likely to forget important items. Instead, pack luggage ahead of time so you can grab your bags and head to the airport without thinking twice. Not sure what to pack? The Knot’s master list makes it easy.
If you’re receiving gifts at the ceremony, you may not have time to open them before departing. Designate a space in your home to serve as the gift drop area so wedding clutter doesn’t take over your home. When you return from the honeymoon, you can open your gifts in private or host a gift-opening party to share the special moment with friends and family.
Ask for Help
A lot happens in the days leading up to a wedding. Odds are, you won’t be able to maintain a clean house and prep for your wedding without some help. Lean on family and friends to help you keep the place clean throughout the celebration.
When hosting events at home, designate helpers to lend a hand with set-up and cleanup. For off-site events, recruit members of the wedding party to unload and organize gifts, decorations, and other leftovers after festivities end. If you’re traveling for your honeymoon, make sure you have someone lined up to water plants and feed pets while you’re away. If you have a cleaning service you trust, schedule cleanings before and after the wedding so all you have to worry about is minor cleanups.
No one wants to start their married life in a dirty, disorganized home. With these tips, you can enjoy a clean home throughout the festivities and when you return home from your honeymoon. And, if you can’t manage it all yourself? Your wedding is one of the times that you’re 100 percent justified asking friends and family for a hand keeping your home clean.
Alice Robertson began her career in the home organization industry as a professional house cleaner. After cleaning and organizing her clients’ homes for years, she decided to open her own home organization business. Over the years, she has built an impressive client list, helping to make spaces in homes and businesses more functional. She recently created tidyhome.info as a place to share the great cleaning and organizing advice she has developed over the years.
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