Cleaning up after the holidays can be a daunting task. Even after the boxes and wrapping paper are disposed of and the decorations are down, things still aren’t quite the same. Our homes have endured a lot during the festivities, and are in need of some reorganization and deep cleaning.
After the holiday related clutter is removed, a good dusting and wipe down of surfaces, as well as attending to any soiling or damage to furniture will get the upper surfaces pretty much back in order. Floors on the other hand may require a bit more attention. They are often stained, scuffed and even sappy after the holidays. Lucky for us there are many products & tips, that can make bringing our floors back to tip top condition a simple and easy task.
I recently wrote an article about just this topic for the International Housewares Association (IHA), a a not-for-profit association, which serves as a voice for the housewares industry. While they are primarily a business-to-business association, and known best for their International Home + Housewares Show held annually in Chicago. IHA has launched an information packed new consumer site, called Inspired Home. The site’s focus is to inspire us with great home ideas, while also helping us to make informed decisions regarding housewares and other home and personal care products.
Check out my article about Cleaning and Caring for Your Floors after the Holidays, on the new Inspired Home site!