This post is sponsored by The Home Depot…
The holidays are fast approaching, and with them often comes house guests. I love having company stay at our home, especially when they know exactly how long to stay! 😉 My mother-in-law is the Hostesses with the Mostess! She has had more company over the years, than just about anyone else I know. One year we gave her a fun sign to honor her willingness to open her home to just about anyone…
“The art of hospitality is making others feel at home…when you wish they were.” … grin!
As wonderful as it is to be able to make guests feel at home….in OUR homes, there’s always that dreaded moment when you realize you are going to have to do a little (or a lot) of housecleaning. When you know you have company coming you tend to look at your home with fresh eyes. All of those little nooks and crannies and areas that you might neglect in you everyday cleaning, all of a sudden show their true colors….or true dirt!
Today, I’m sharing five places you won’t want to miss when cleaning your home to host your holiday guests and I’m showing off my new Hoover Air Cordless Vacuum. Yes, you read that right….CORDLESS VACUUM!
I love this small, but powerful cleaning machine! It has everything a full size vacuum should have, minus one…
notice what’s missing? Bear does….the cord! This makes vacuuming anywhere a breeze!
The first thing I noticed, aside from the missing cord, was the great rotation this vacuum has with it’s swivel technology.
It makes cleaning places like UNDER THE BED, super easy! Be sure to give a good vacuum under guest beds, especially if your guest’s bed ends up being one of your children’s beds! You never know what could be lurking under there. 😉
STAIRS get a lot of traffic, especially when you have company! You will want to give your staircases a good vacuum before guests arrive to cut down on dust and dirt being ground into carpets.
One of the places I HATE vacuuming the most is staircases. But, they are super easy when you don’t have to worry about a cord. With my corded vacuum cleaner I had to plug it in at the top of the stairs, would vacuum half way down, and then rush up to unplug it and then plug it in again into a downstairs location. Not anymore!
Don’t forget those VENTS in the ceiling! They are a dust and dirt magnet. This is an area that we often overlook, but there’s nothing worse than realizing your guest was laying in bed looking up at a dirty, dusty vent above their head. The Hoover’s rotating attachments make this job super easy!
After a summer of using CEILING FANS to cool down your home, they can become a covered in dust! Again, the rotating attachments of the Hoover Air Cordless Vacuum work wonders in this hard to reach area. With the full reach of a regular sized vacuum, it takes just minutes to get your ceiling fans clean!
And even though it’s not technically located in the house, you will want to transport your guests around in style, clean style. Having a cordless vacuum make VACUUMING OUT THE CAR a breeze!
Here’s just a few things I love about the Hoover Air Cordless Vacuum:
- It’s no just a wimpy little vacuum, but a full size cyclonic vacuum that will clean your whole home! With Two LithiumLife batteries, it provides 50 minutes of fade-free power and can clean 2,500 square feet of carpet and hard floors without losing suction!
- It’s WindTunnel 3 technology allows you to clean deep with THREE nozzle channels of suction to capture dirt, other vacuums rely on only one.
- The Air Cordless contains all of the technology you’d expect from any upright, just minus the cord! At a weight of only 9.9 pounds it’s easy to maneuver anywhere.
- No more worrying about if there’s an outlet close by, you can se the Hoover Air Cordless anywhere you need to clean!
And, here are some more great tips from some of my favorite bloggers, for hosting guests during the holidays!
“The holidays are such a fun time for entertaining. I love to leave special surprises throughout the house that make my guests feel welcome like leaving candles and festive hand towels in the bathrooms. I also love setting up a coffee and tea station that is readily available!”
Taryn, Design, Dining and Diapers
“Assess all the bedding in your guest rooms and make sure you have enough pillows, pillowcases, blankets, etc. for your guests to use. It’s also good to consider freshening up your sheets and replacing any old sheets or outdated bedding with new items if needed so your guests will feel comfortable!”
Megan, Megan Brooke Handmade
“Clean the spot/room that you think no one will look in, because…they will!”
Randi of Dukes and Duchesses
“Scented candles that smell like the holidays will make even a “lived in” home feel and look amazing!”
Bonnie of Uncommon Designs
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