Having guests over for the holidays? There are four things around your home that are probably going to gross them out if you don’t take care of them now. Good news is that there is still plenty of time before Thanksgiving! Check out the list below!
- Your Shower Curtain Liner. Quick – check your shower curtain liner! If you have a guest bathroom, there’s a good chance you never use this shower yourself so you probably don’t know what the inside of this shower looks like. Is it discolored or full of mildew? If so, it’s time to clean it! No one wants to take a shower with a yucky liner.
- Pet Hair and Pet Smells. No one wants to sit on a couch covered in pet hair! And walking into a home that smells like a wet dog is a huge turnoff. To get rid of pet hair, vacuum (including couches!) and use a rubber glove to wipe surfaces. Check out more ways to get rid of pet hair here. . And for tips on how to remove that pet smell? Check this out!
- Old Sponges. Cleaning up after a delicious dinner prepared for your guests with an old, ratty sponge is beyond disgusting. Plus, research has shown that kitchen sponges contain more active bacteria than anywhere else in the house—including the toilet. YUCK. Get a new one to use before your guests arrive.
- Dirty Microwaves. Food splattered microwaves that smell like yesterday’s leftovers will totally gross out your guests. If there is dried on gunk that you can’t wipe away, fill a microwave-safe bowl halfway with water and add one tablespoon of white vinegar and microwave on high for 5 minutes. It will loosen the gross stuff and you’ll be able to wipe it away.
Holidays are about enjoying time with your family and friends. Not grossing them out!