Your Ultimate Cleaning Playbook For Hosting A Superbowl Party
The Superbowl is just around the corner, and if you’re planning to host a watch party, you know that a clean, welcoming space is key to enjoying the big game. Whether you’re a die-hard football fan or just in it for the halftime show, preparing your home for guests can seem like a daunting task. Fear not! As Highlands Ranch and Littleton’s go-to residential cleaning experts, CompanyClean is here with some pro tips to get your home Superbowl-ready.
Begin by decluttering the common areas, especially around your TV and seating arrangements. This not only creates more space for your guests but also enhances their viewing experience.
Deep Cleaning Focus Areas
Concentrate on the bathroom, kitchen, and living room. Ensure these high-traffic areas are thoroughly cleaned. In the living room, pay special attention to the areas where guests will gather to watch the game.
TV and Home Entertainment Cleaning Tips
Just like a star quarterback is crucial to a winning football team, your TV is the MVP of your Superbowl party. Ensuring it’s in top condition is key for an unforgettable game day experience.
The teams have perfected their screens, and now you can too. Turn off your TV and use a microfiber cloth to gently clean the screen. If needed, lightly dampen the cloth with a screen-safe cleaner. Don’t apply the cleaning solution directly to the TV! This can damage the electronics.
Dusting the TV and Surround Sound System
Dust the TV frame, the top of the TV, and any external speakers with a soft, dry microfiber cloth. Be gentle around buttons and knobs. For speakers, especially if they have a fabric cover, use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to gently remove dust.
While you’re at it, organize and dust off any exposed cables or consoles connected to your TV to ensure everything looks neat. Straighten cables up with some velcro or zip ties to easily hide them behind the TV.
If you have one, be sure dust here too and apply some wood oil if appropriate.
Fridge Cleaning for Game Day
Clear Out and Declutter
You’re gonna need room for all that beer and snacks. Remove all the old junk, and that mustard you bought for the last Superbowl. Karen O’Keeffe of Organize It, a professional organization company in Highlands Ranch, reminds us that space is at a premium on Game Day. She recommends to “use the bottom shelves and drawers exclusively when putting the food back in the refrigerator, leaving the top two shelves ready for the party.”
Clean the Shelves and Drawers
Wipe down shelves, drawers, and compartments with a mix of warm water and mild dish soap or a mixture of water and baking soda. For stubborn stains, let the cleaning solution sit for a few minutes before scrubbing.
If your fridge smells like a locker room after the game, place an open box of baking soda in the back of your fridge. This will help absorb odors and keep your fridge smelling fresh.
Organizing for Easy Access
Restock your fridge with an eye for accessibility. Place drinks and snacks in an easy-to-reach spot, considering how often guests will likely be opening the fridge during the game.
“The second shelf of the fridge is a great place to keep your dips, guac, veggies, and other party foods until it’s time to refill the buffet. Using identically shaped glass containers with lids allows for easy stacking to create more space. Also, they allow you to microwave, serve, and store leftovers all in the same dish.” says O’Keeffe.
Cleaning Your Couches for Game Day Comfort
A Superbowl party often means your couches will be the main seating area for your guests. Just like a football field needs to be well-maintained for the big game, your couches should be clean and inviting.
Vacuum Debris From the Inside
Remove all the cushions and pillows. You’ll find the hidden crumbs and “treasures” your kids have left behind. Then use your vacuum’s upholstery attachment to get deep into the crevices of your couch. Pay special attention to the areas between the cushions and along the seams, where dirt and crumbs tend to hide.
Wipe Down and Vacuum the Outside
Next, vacuum the surface of the couch, including the back, sides, and arms. Use gentle, overlapping strokes. If there are any visible stains, now’s the time to spot clean them. Use a cleaner suitable for your couch’s material, dabbing gently to remove stains without over-wetting the fabric.
Once everything is clean and dry, replace the cushions and pillows. Fluff them up to make sure your couch looks inviting and comfortable, ready for your guests to enjoy the game.
Creating a Welcoming Atmosphere
After cleaning, set up your space with comfortable and clean seating. Clear sightlines to the TV are crucial. Consider adding festive decorations to elevate the Superbowl spirit. A fresh-smelling, inviting environment is key to making your guests feel comfortable.
Have Extra Supplies
Game Day Hosting Strategies
Avoid Rookie Hosting Mistakes
Check that everything is working properly; TV, reception / streaming, and your sound. The last thing you want to deal with is technical issues in front of all your guests. In 2024, the game can be watched here in Highlands Ranch and Littleton on CBS Denver channel 4.1. It’s also being streamed on Paramount+.
The Perfect Foods
Opt for a mix of finger foods and more substantial fare. Consider setting up a buffet-style spread where guests can help themselves. Everyone loves a good charcuterie board. There are plenty of restaurants in Highlands Ranch and Littleton offering catering for your party, so consider that too.
Get the Right Drinks
Covering a wide variety of guests is crucial to the success of your Superbowl watch party. In addition to the beer, grab some hard seltzers too. And not everyone may be in the mood to imbibe, so have plenty of non-alcoholic drinks for them and the kiddos.
Quick Cleaning Hacks
Keep cleaning supplies handy for quick spot cleaning. Paper towels, cleaning sprays, and trash bags within reach can be lifesavers for managing spills and messes during the game.
Get the Guests Involved
The guests came by, drank all your beer, and ate all your food. It’s only fair they help out when the game is over. Ask your friends and family to pitch in real quick. And if you’re a guest reading this, make the offer before your host does to leave a lasting impression.
Efficient Cleanup Methods
Post-game, start with collecting and disposing of trash. Wipe down surfaces and vacuum or sweep the party area. Store the leftovers with the containers you prepped in the pre-game cleaning. If you want to feel like a Pro, be sure to start loading the dishwasher during game breaks. The commercials haven’t been that great the last few years, so you won’t be missing out.
Spot Cleaning Tricks
For spills on carpets or upholstery, blot the stain immediately with a clean cloth and use a suitable cleaner. Remember, the quicker you address spills, the easier they are to clean.
How CompanyClean Can Help
Hosting a Superbowl party should be fun, not stressful. Let CompanyClean take care of the cleaning before and after your event. Our team, fully bonded, insured, and background checked, offers flat-rate quotes and efficient house cleaning services in Highlands Ranch and Littleton that cater to your specific needs.
A clean and organized home sets the stage for an unforgettable Superbowl party. At CompanyClean, we’re committed to helping you create that perfect environment. Book our services for your Superbowl party and enjoy a spotless home without the hassle.
Ready to make your home Superbowl-ready? Contact CompanyClean today and let us take the stress out of your party preparations!