Now we are not a football family. We don’t watch any games. I know we are probably in the minority. So that’s why I said yes to share with my readers these football party cleaning tips from The Maids.
10 Football Party Cleaning Tips
- Provide space for coats in a closet or in a bedroom. Have an extra rug or two in the entryway in case of wet shoes
- If using paper products, put plenty of trash containers around the house with extra trash bags in the bottom. When you pull out a full trash bag, another bag is then within an arm’s reach.
- If you have a dishwasher, make sure it is cleaned out before guests arrive so you can stash dirty dishes inside to stay on top of the cleanup.
- Provide insulated can coolers or place sports themed stickers on cups so guests can identify their drinks.
- Cover your food table with wax paper or butcher paper for easy cleanup. Cover furniture with slip covers to protect against food spills during an exciting play.
- Have a “cleaning bucket” ready for cleaning emergencies. Make sure to include carpet cleaner and an absorbent rag. A spot from a spilled drink is easy to clean if you are prepared in advance.
- If the party involves all ages, have a room with toys and games where the children can play.
- Provide televisions in other rooms so no one misses the action. Don’t forget to put a radio in the bathroom!
- Keep a clearly marked recycling bin within guests’ reach for bottles and cans.
- Place moist towelettes near appetizers since messy fingers have a tendency to roam at will.
Want some ideas on what to eat? Cat at Food Family Finds has some great football party recipes that you may want to make at your football party. I know if I lived closer to her I would definitely be at her parties.