Traditionally, the big bad cleaning of the year is supposed to happen the week before Easter – the three days after Palm Sunday, according to catholic calendar. However, while preparing for Easter – with all the decorations, DIY projects and crafts, painting the eggs and etc., one barely has the time, nor the energy to pull off a thorough deep cleaning. Don’t worry as here at Fantastic Cleaners we like top break patterns and come up with out-of-the-beaten-path solutions for your domestic problems! This is why we came up with the Post-Easter cleaning idea.
Why Cleaning After Easter and Not Before?
Essentially, we are going to help you clean up your home once all the excitement around the holiday has dialled down, and you have your home to yourself. First of all, let us warn you that the post has been assembled under the assumption that you have had guests for the extended weekend, you have organized an egg hunt for the kids, and now you are feeling exhausted by all the commotion and conundrum of the holiday.
Naturally, no one will blame you for postponing the after-holiday deep cleaning a few days, just until you can muster up the strength to go through with it. However, as Robert Brault (a famous operatic tenor from America) once said:
“There is no daily chore so trivial that it cannot be made important by skipping it two days running.”
Thus, our point about the importance of getting the post-holiday mess under control is made.
What to do With Easter Decorations?
Once Easter is over, and your kids are no-longer interested in “playing” with the Easter decorations, it is time to figure out what to do with them. Some of them, like egg stands, vases, bowls and other will be put away for future use. Others like DIY paper crafts might get recycled, re-purposed or re-used.
Take a look at the picture above. This fancy decoration storage box is perfect for fragile decorations like porcelain bunnies, painted egg shells you want to preserve and etc. However, you needn’t splurge on expensive one as you can simply follow this fantastic tutorial for DIY storage box with compartments.
Deep Cleaning Checklist
The best way to approach the extensive cleaning task is to get two big waste bags or a couple of cardboard boxes, and divide everything into “for next year” and “out”. Once you have sorted the decorations, you can proceed to the actual deep cleaning. Here is a nice cleaning checklist to help you get started.