The arrival of a new baby is an exciting time, so you can count on a lot of visitors lining up to meet your little one. This might seem a little daunting as you try to adjust to life as a new mom, but there are a few things you can do to take the pressure off having visitors to the house. Here are some tips to consider:
Stock up on essentials
While it’s easier said than done, being organized is the key to staying on top of things, so stock up on all the essentials you might need for visitors. Packaged cookies are a good choice because they keep for a long time, so buy a couple packets and just try not to eat them all yourself! Lysol® Disinfecting Wipes are another must have for new moms; when used as directed, they kill 99.9% of bacteria. Keep a few packets dotted around the house for disinfecting surfaces, cleaning emergency spillages or for a quick spruce before visitors arrive. Make the most of your time by ordering your shopping online, and sign up to Amazon Subscribe and Save for great deals on Lysol® products.
Keep things simple
Don’t have time to clean the whole house? We don’t blame you. It’s easy for household jobs to build up when you are busy focusing on being a new mom. Rather than worrying about the chores, consider entertaining your guests in one room, or focus on a few quick and easy ways to get your home ready for visitors. Vacuum the living room, and quickly wipe down any hard surfaces and the bathroom sink with a disposable disinfectant wipe to prepare for your guests in no time.
Blitz the bathroom
Preparing the bathroom for visitors requires a little more attention, especially if you have overnight guests, but choosing the right cleaning products can help make things easier. Use disinfectant wipes to clean your bathroom and kill germs at the same time. Lysol® Dual Action Bathroom Wipes can be used to wipe down sinks, taps, tiles and the bathroom floor - just put the used wipes in the trash once you’ve finished with them. It’s also a great idea to automate your cleaning routine where possible. Let Lysol® do the cleaning for you by using Lysol® Click Gel™ Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner. Simply click the gel in the toilet bowl and clean every time you flush, without even thinking about it.
Ask visitors to wash their hands when they come into the house. Newborns are much more prone to illnesses that may be going around because their immune systems aren't mature yet, so ask friends who may be ill to postpone their visit until they are better. Stock the bathroom with a good hand wash, such as Lysol®, which, when used as directed, kills 99.9% of bacteria, and try not to feel embarrassed about asking visitors to wash their hands – you are only trying to keep your baby happy and healthy. You won’t be the first new mom to do this!
Hopefully, these cleaning tips will make preparing for guests quick and stress free. Remember, visits are meant to be fun, so focus on cleaning the essential areas of your home efficiently, don’t put too much pressure on yourself and enjoy the time introducing your new baby to your family and friends.