The holiday season is upon us, and with it are dinner parties and get-togethers. Although it’s a joy to see friends and family, preparing for guests isn’t as merry. Dinner and holiday parties may allow more room for lenience; guests may not enter that spare bedroom that’s been gathering clutter and the night’s sky might hide the dirty streaks on the windows. While you may be able to get away with a quick cleaning job by a maid in these cases, having houseguests stay over is another story. Families who live far apart are likely no strangers to the travelling and hosting that are involved in every holiday. They are also likely no strangers to the stresses and messes that can be subsequently involved. Having to clean and prepare for guests in addition to all the shopping, wrapping and decorating can cause anxiety, but it doesn’t have to. Here are some ways opting for a house cleaning service in Ottawa can alleviate some of your hosting worries this season.

De-cluttering: If you’ve been storing everything but the kitchen sink in your guest bedroom, preparing for houseguests might prove an even bigger task. Chances are you won’t want them having to step over last year’s Christmas gifts to get into their beds. Opting for a maid or house cleaning service in Ottawa can help de-clutter your house, so both you and your guests can enjoy their stay.

Kitchen messes: Hosting friends and family over for Christmas dinner is a lot of work, between prepping, cooking and cleaning, you’ll be on your toes all day. Hosting houseguests for an additional myriad of meals compounds this further. Between breakfasts, lunches and dinners, the last thing you’ll want to be cleaning is your kitchen, so why not let a professional do it for you?

Post-stay: While we all love our friends and family, let’s admit it, some of them are just downright messy. And when guests are staying for long periods of time, house etiquette can sometimes head out the door, leaving a mess for you to clean up when they do. Chances are you and your family will be tired after a successful hosting stint, and cleaning up after your guests will be the last thing you want to do. Enjoy the rest of your holidays by opting for a maid or house cleaning service in Ottawa. Don’t let your guests’ mess cause you any unnecessary stress.

There’s nothing better than reuniting with family and friends over the holidays, especially for families who live far apart. However, hosting friends or family for overnight or for long visits can add extra stress during an already hectic time. Preparing for their visit involves cleaning, groceries, decorating, cooking and then of course, restoring your house afterwards. If you’re hosting this holiday season consider a maid or house cleaning service in Ottawa. Save yourself the mess and the stress and focus the important things, like spending time with your loved ones.