Spruce up your home for a special Valentine’s date

Valentine’s Day is approaching and in the spirit of staying at home you’ve invited your date over to your place to impress them with a romantic home cooked meal. But what you haven’t factored in is the house cleaning and preparation before their arrival! Don’t worry; we have some quick and easy tips to help you get your humble home all shiny and ship-shape, ensuring you make a great impression this Valentine’s Day.

1. Give the lounge room a spruce up

This is the room your date is likely to see first and will be left alone in when you nip into the kitchen to finish off that Master Chef meal you have going, so you need to make sure their gaze doesn’t fall on anything unpleasant!

Here’s a checklist to make sure you have all areas covered:

  • Clear away the clutter
  • Remove any rugs and shake them outside before vacuuming
  • Wipe down everything with a multi-surface cleaner
  • If you have any tough stains in the carpets try some of our carpet spills and stain cleaning guide tips
  • Vacuum on the way out (we even have some tips on how to vacuum properly for you)
  • Once everything is clean, place your rugs back
  • Place a bowl of choccies and some candles on the coffee table. It sets the mood and scented candles might help cover up any funny odours that may be lingering from those sweaty gym clothes or stinky socks you removed earlier
  • Why not go the whole hog and arrange a nice bottle of champagne in an ice bucket with 2 sparkling clean glasses ready for their arrival

After all that, if you find there are stubborn stains that won’t come out with our stain removing guide, or you want your house to smell super fresh and clean for your special guest, give Drytron, the carpet cleaning professionals a call, and we’ll get your carpet all spruced up and ready to impress even the most discerning date.

2. Let’s get in the kitchen

You know how the saying goes, “a good cook is a clean cook” and Valentine’s Day is not a good time to put that to the test, so play it safe and follow these quick cleaning hacks we’ve put together for you:

  • Load all your dirty dishes in the dishwasher and run a cycle so it’s ready and empty for the evening, making for a quick clean up and no lingering smells
  • Fill your kitchen sink with hot, soapy water and put all removable stove burners in to soak
  • If you have some tough stains on the stove top mix some baking soda in a small bowl with enough hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. Scrub with the rough side of a sponge and hey presto, squeaky clean!
  • Wipe down all surfaces with a multi-surface cleaner (don’t forget the cupboard doors!)
  • Scrub, rinse and dry the burners then put them back on the stove
  • Vacuum and mop the kitchen floor on your way out
  • Add a vase with red roses and put out some wine, glasses and nibbles such as a dip, grazing platter or cheese board, so your date can come and chat to you while you’re cooking


3. Don’t forget the loo!

Probably the most dreaded job, but definitely a date deal breaker, so follow these tips to get that powder room ready to pass muster:

  • Pour a good amount of toilet cleaner into the toilet bowl and up under the rim, and let it sit for a while
  • Remove the bath mats and towels and replace with clean ones
  • Wipe down everything with multi-surface bathroom cleaner
  • Clean and tidy the inside of your cabinets and drawers and put away anything embarrassing! (everyone likes to peep)
  • Neatly arrange bathroom items like soaps or hand towels in a decorative basket. Don’t forget to provide a basket to place the used ones in for washing afterwards
  • Now it’s been soaking for a while, give your toilet a good scrub with the toilet brush and flush it
  • Lift and wipe the seat and all around the bowl of the toilet with a disinfectant spray. Make sure there are no stray hairs anywhere and don’t forget the top of the loo as well!
  • Time to add those romantic finishing touches – essential oil burners or diffusers and some candles will do the trick
  • Vacuum the floor all over, being sure to get under and around and in all those dark corners, and mop on your way out

Last but not least, don’t forget to lay the table before your date’s arrival. Add some candles and a few rose petals to set the ambience and you’re all set to enjoy a relaxed (and clean) Valentine’s date in your home.

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