Natural Cleaning for the Holidays: Tips and Tricks  

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The holiday season is a busy time of year, and the last thing you want to worry about is a dirty house. 

But with all of the extra cooking, entertaining, and gift-giving, it can be difficult to keep your home clean and tidy. 

That’s where natural cleaning comes in. 

By using natural cleaning products and following a few simple tips and tricks, you can easily keep your home clean and festive throughout the holiday season. 

Here are some natural cleaning tips and tricks to help you get started:

Make a Cleaning Schedule 

With all of the extra activities and events during the holidays, it can be easy to get behind on your cleaning. 

To stay on top of things, make a cleaning schedule and assign tasks to specific days of the week. This will help you stay organized and ensure that you have time to tackle all of the necessary tasks.

Use Natural Cleaning Products 

Traditional cleaning products often contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to your health and the environment. 

To avoid exposing yourself and your family to these chemicals, opt for natural cleaning products whenever possible. 

Natural products are made from plant-based ingredients and are safe and effective at cleaning a variety of surfaces in your home.

Tackle One Room at a Time

Instead of trying to clean your entire house all at once, focus on cleaning one room at a time. This will help you stay organized and make the task feel more manageable.

Make Use of Natural Deodorizers 

To keep your home smelling fresh and festive, use natural deodorizers such as baking soda, white vinegar, and essential oils. 

These natural products are effective at eliminating odors and can be easily made into DIY air fresheners or used to freshen up carpets and fabric items.

Don’t Forget the Outside

Don’t forget to clean the exterior of your home, especially if you’ll be entertaining guests. 

Use a natural all-purpose cleaner to clean your windows and doors and sweep your porch and driveway to keep things looking tidy.

Keep a Natural Cleaning Kit on Hand 

To make cleaning easier and more convenient, keep a natural cleaning kit on hand with all of the essentials you’ll need. 

This could include natural cleaning products, a microfiber cloth, a scrub brush, baking soda, and a small trash bag. Having these items easily accessible will make it easier to tackle cleaning tasks as they come up.

Use Natural Products to Remove Stains 

To remove stains on clothing or upholstery, try using natural products such as club soda, vinegar, or baking soda. 

These natural products are effective at breaking down stains and can be easily made into DIY stain removers. Read this article for more tips. DIY Natural Cleaners: 5 Recipes to Try at Home   

Keep Your Trash Can Clean 

To keep your trash can from getting smelly, sprinkle some baking soda at the bottom before adding a new trash bag. 

The baking soda will help absorb odors and keep your trash can smelling fresh. See this article for more info. Deodorize Garbage Bins with Baking Soda.   

Use a Natural Furniture Polish

To keep your furniture looking shiny and new, use a natural furniture polish made from ingredients such as olive oil and lemon juice. 

This will not only clean and shine your furniture, but it will also add a pleasant natural aroma to your home.

Don’t Forget About the Holidays

With all of the extra cleaning, it can be easy to forget about the festive touches that make the holiday season special. 

Be sure to take some time to add holiday decorations and accents to your homes, such as garlands, wreaths, and candles. 

This will help make your home feel extra special and festive.


In conclusion, natural cleaning is a convenient and effective way to keep your home clean and festive during the holiday season. 

By using natural cleaning products, creating a cleaning schedule, tackling one room at a time, and using natural deodorizers, you can easily keep your home clean and ready for all of the holiday festivities. 

Additionally, by keeping a natural cleaning kit on hand, using natural products to remove stains, keeping your trash can clean, and using a natural furniture polish, you can keep your home looking and smelling its best. 

Don’t forget to add some festive touches to your home as well, such as holiday decorations and accents, to help make your home feel extra special during the holidays.

 With these natural cleaning tips and tricks, you’ll be able to enjoy a clean and festive holiday season with ease.

Thanks for reading my blog and if you are reading this during the holidays, Happy Holidays!

-Baking Soda Guy

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