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Top Tips to Make Party Cleanup a Breeze


Don’t you just love holiday parties?  The festive music, the happy people, the gifts, the food, oh my goodness, I could just go on and on. I don’t know about you, but I rarely give myself time to unwind and relax and to be able to do that while visiting family and friends is always so nice.  I really enjoy being a host to these parties too. There is just something so nice about welcoming others into my home and providing the atmosphere for holiday fun! It’s one of my favorite things about the holidays. 

There is one thing that I don’t love about holiday parties though.  The cleanup. I know I am not alone in this. Cleanup can be the pits!  It doesn’t have to be though.

Are you in the midst of holiday party planning?  If you want to make your holiday parties extra awesome, take a little bit of time to read up on these Top Tips to Make Party Cleanup a Breeze. Cleanup may not be the most fun you’ve ever had, but it has to be done, so just get over the desire to not do it at all and dig in!  It’s not really that hard and trust me, you will enjoy the party that much more when you know your work won’t be so hard when everybody goes home.   These tips are going to help you clean and have fun!

Top Tips to Make Party Cleanup a Breeze

Time to Clean House!  Before the party that is. 


I know this goes without saying, but you have invited people over to your house.  It’s time to clean up! I mean it’s time to clean the entire house. You don’t want people walking into a messy house, right?  That’s why you need to get out that cleaning bucket and rags and get to work. Yes, this may not really be an “easy” cleanup tip, but it needs to be done and it will make party cleanup so much easier!

Clean out your fridge now!


Don’t wait to do this until after the party.  Going into the party with a bright, clean refrigerator makes it so much easier to just wipe down after the party.  You’ll be surprised at how much this little thing will help. 

Buy extra trash cans


Head to the dollar section of your local big box store or to your dollar store and grab some small trash cans and put one in every room of your home that you expect to have party-goers in.  Trust me, they will end up with trash and it’s nice if they can put it in the can instead of on your furniture or floor. Yes, it happens.

Make sure your dishwasher is emptied. 


Do not go into a party with a full dishwasher.  This way, if you are using dishes, they can be put in the dishwasher right away instead of stacking up in the sink or on the counter. Trust me, you don’t want to walk into a kitchen filled with dishes. But hitting start on your dishwasher doesn’t sound too bad. 

Use disposable Napkins and Table Covers


Sassafras has some really great disposable table covers and napkins to use for your party!  Do you know how nice it is to just grab the table cover and toss it out? Very, very nice. 

These are my favorites:

  • for a fun cocktail party or poolside event, our editing pattern is contemporary and colorful.
  • our italian-made “paper” table linens look, feel and drape just like real linen - without the hassle of washing, drying and ironing. perfect for effortless entertaining! and best of all — they're disposable! and recyclable, too.
  • editing table covers measure 39" x 39", folded in packages of 2.made in italy
  • for a fun cocktail party or poolside event, our editing pattern is contemporary and colorful.
  • our italian-made “paper” table linens look, feel and drape just like real linen - without the hassle of washing, drying and ironing. perfect for effortless entertaining! and best of all — they're disposable! and recyclable, too.
  • editing napkins measure 15" x 15", quarter folded in packages of 20.made in italy

Clean up messes when they happen


Don’t let messes sit on your tables and carpets for long. I know that cleaning while everyone else is having fun sounds awful, but you don’t have to do a big cleanup. Just spot clean as you go.  It will make it much easier.

What are your top tips for holiday party cleanup?

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