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I love to plan parties, decorate, and use my guests as recipe taste testers. It’s fun, fills my heart, and usually ends up providing many laughable stories to tell for quite awhile.
As much as I love all of that, there is one thing that makes me cringe. Cleaning up before and after parties. You?
If there is one thing I’ve learned after hosting many parties, you don’t want a nasal assault on your guests during the party. These Sniffer Saving Cleaning Tips for Seasonal Parties will keep your house smelling fresh for you, and your guests!
Cleaning Tips for Seasonal Parties
#1 Kitchen is the Focus
The kitchen often ends up being the water cooler at holiday parties. Make that your first priority when cleaning up before the party.
Wipe down counters, clean off the stove, empty the sink, and make sure the trash can is ready. Oh, and if the day of your party wasn’t the best time to try out that ambitious new cookie recipe, light up a Febreze Candle to eliminate any stinky, smoky odors from your kitchen.
And then ask your cousin to pick up a pie from the bakery on his way over. Speaking of candles…
#2 Stock Up On Candles
Keep candles on handy to cover up a variety of other stinky smells as well. That awkward smelling dish that Aunt Rose brings every year.
The “whatever the heck that smell is” coming from the bedroom where your son and all the nephews are hiding out. Keep a lighter in your pocket, and get those candles ready to save your sniffer and keep your home continuously smelling as fresh as it looks.
#3 Bedroom Once Over
Pop into each of the bedrooms and give them a once over. Both for cleanliness and smell, especially if you have a nursery with a diaper bin.
#4 Eliminate Pet Odors
If you have pets in your home, eliminate the odors and leave behind a fresh holiday scent, with a fabric refresher. It is a wonderful thing to have on hand, and spray shortly before the guests arrive. Then you can kick your feet up and relax without the smell of your four legged furry friend enveloping you.
#5 Tackle Laundry
The smell of dirty, musty laundry isn’t pleasant. If you can’t tackle it all before guests arrive, fabric refresher works well as a cover-up for this also. Spray it around where the laundry was, and is, and call it good until you have time to get to it.
#6 Don’t Forget the Bathroom
Empty the trash so you aren’t doing it halfway through the party. Give the toilet a pre-party flush, and rinse out the sink.
Make sure it is stocked with toilet paper, towels, soap, and Febreze. When Uncle Bob comes over, you better be prepared to mask copious amounts of stink in that small room.
To save your sniffer while your bathroom gets its biggest workout of the year, plug a Febreze NOTICEable in the bathroom. You can enjoy two alternating scents that are continuously eliminating those not-so-festive odors.
To celebrate the season, and put those holiday stink fears to rest, Doug E. Fresh is kicking it old school for the second installment of Febreze “The #12Stinks of Christmas!”
Do you remember it from last year?! He put his own spin on “The 12 Days of Christmas“, along with his four-legged #12Stinks partner-in-crime, and has given us a hip-hop music video collaboration, that includes matching track suits. Seriously!
12 Musty Stockings
The stockings may be hung by the chimney with care, but after a year of being buried in your basement, that musty stink is anything but joyful. Revive your holiday stockings with Febreze Fabric Refresher to eliminate lingering odors and leave behind a light, fresh holiday scent.
11 Burnt Cookies
Maybe the day of your party wasn’t the best time to try out that ambitious new cookie recipe. Use a Febreze Candle to eliminate any stinky, smoky odors from your kitchen and ask your cousin to pick up a pie from the bakery on his way over.
10 Flushes per Minute
The endless cycle of guests in your home means your downstairs toilet is getting one of the year’s biggest workouts. Plug a Febreze NOTICEable in the bathroom and let the two alternating scents continuously eliminate those not-so-festive odors.
9 Casseroles A-Cookin’
Your Aunt Barb had one too many eggnogs, and reminiscing about her sorority days has taken precedence over watching the oven timer. Light a Febreze Candle before everyone starts to notice the overwhelming stench of burnt onions, and eliminate odors to keep your home continuously smelling as fresh as it looks.
8 Frying Latkes
Nothing says happy holidays like a hot plate of latkes. But once the smell of greasy potatoes makes its way from your kitchen all the way to your family room, the aroma goes from appetizing to unpleasant. Don’t stress, Febreze Air Effects helps keep odors at bay and lets you breathe happy through the holidays.
7 Diaper Bins
Your new niece is an adorable bundle of joy, but you’d rather get a pile of coal under the tree than take another whiff of those dirty diapers. How can something so little stink SO much? Light a Febreze Candle to continuously eliminate odors (without offending her parents) so you can breathe happy all season long.
6 Boys in One Bedroom
You missed your son so much that his return home for holiday break seems like a Christmas miracle. But then…you notice the giant bag of dirty laundry he’s dragging behind him and remember why his sister was always the favorite. Use a Febreze NOTICEable to prevent your whole home from smelling like a dorm room by continuously eliminating locker room stinks.
5 Pugs in Sweaters
Fido may have better holiday attire than you do, but his penchant for festivity leaves behind a distinct parfum. Use Febreze Fabric Refresher to instantly eliminate pet odors and leave behind a light, fresh holiday scent.
4 Impromptu Guests
Your in-laws are here and they’re early…again. Spray the house with Febreze Air Effects to instantly eliminate odors, and leave your impromptu guests wondering how you manage to keep your home smelling so fresh all season long.
3 Smelly Chairs
You know your grandmother’s hand-me-down chairs smell like years of love, and the musty scent reminds you of her living room. Unfortunately your guests don’t see it that way. Plug in a Febreze NOTICEable by the antiques to eliminate odors and leave behind a light, fresh holiday scent.
2 Mounds of Mess
With ten cousins throwing their sweaty socks into one giant laundry pile, the mounds of mess can pile up quickly. Not only do the mounds take up half the guest room, but they also stink. Take the Febreze Fabric Refresher to the mound and don’t quit until you are smelling light, fresh holiday scents instead of damp clothes.
1 Family Really Needing Febreze
No matter what stink plagues your home this holiday season, know that Febreze is there to eliminate odors so you can breathe happy and focus on the joy of the season!
Febreze Air Effects, Candles, and NOTICEables will help you keep your home ready for those seasonal parties! Are your ready to breathe happy and focus on the joy of the season?
I know I am, and Febreze is the only solution tough enough to eliminate unwanted holiday odors, while leaving behind a light, fresh holiday scent that keeps you guest-ready all season long.