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Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE to throw Parties and Host guests. It’s quite possibly my favorite thing to do.  So I decided to give you my 5 tips for getting your home holiday ready. You’ll also be able to  Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 BISSELL ProHeat 2X Premier Upright Deep cleaning Machines (below)

TIP #1

I always start with dusting EVERYTHING in EVERY ROOM (especially your guest bathroom and bedroom) from top to bottom. Some people vacuum first, but I think once you knock the dust off everything the vacuum will pick up the rest of the particles floating around. Dry Broom/sweep every floor that needs it.  In my home that would be every room but the bedrooms.


Clean all tubs,toilets,sinks, mirrors and counter tops. I like to do this before I mop just in case anything ends up on the floor it will be cleaned up when mopping.


We then move on to mopping/wet swiffering every floor that isn’t carpeted. I also take this time to thoroughly clean my base boards. ESPECIALLY in my guest bathroom. I’m sorry but there’s nothing worse than using someones restroom and looking down and seeing dirty baseboards with god knows what on them. You don’t think people notice those things?? Think again my friend. Think again.


VACUUM- when I say Vacuum I mean EVERYTHING corners of the ceiling, registers,(for people who have central air/heat) ceiling fans, sofas,chairs,and especially your carpet. I usually start high like the Ceiling fans etc. Then sweep the carpets and rugs last.


Last but by far NOT LEAST. Shampoo The carpets. I can honestly tell you this is not my favorite thing to do. I never look forward to it but once it’s done it makes the house look, feel, and smell SOO much cleaner. I’m really excited that this year we got to try out the 2X Professional Deep Cleaning Formula that Contains Scotchgard™  from BISSELL. It actually made Shampooing the carpets more fun, because the whole time I was thinking how awesome it is that this Cleaning formula will  prevent future stains. It has Scotchguard already in it, so when my huge family is over with drinks in hand. I can worry a lot less about my cream carpets and white rugs being ruined by red wine or food. How great is that??!!??

Not to mention the Fine people at BISSELL gave us this coupon so you can try any of the deep cleaning products yourself.


There you have it folks My top 5 cleaning tips for the Holidays.

Now on to the Fun Part!

You can enter to win 1 of 3 BISSELL ProHeat 2X Premier Upright Deep cleaning Machines



1. Visit BISSELL   HERE to learn more about their awesome products.

2. Come back and leave a comment on THIS PAGE NOT BISSEL stating how the BISSELL Upright Deep Cleaning Machine with Scotchgard Protector Carpet Cleaning Solution would make your life easier.

That’s It!! You’re done. Easy Right?? Good luck I hope you win!

We’d also like to take a moment and Thank BISSELL for sponsoring this article.

*Please note, there will not be 3 winners per Storyteller. Rather than 3 winners from all participants.

The winner will be announced Monday, January 5th, and the Audience member will be notified through a response to their comment. You will have 5 business days (by 01/12/15) to submit your email address and claim your prize.

Thanks for stopping by!


8 Comments on 5 Tips For Getting Your Home Holiday Ready & A Giveaway!

  1. Barb Garrett @ The Everyday Home
    12/15/2014 at 2:38 PM (3 years ago)

    Oh wow. I cannot even begin to tell you what a difference this would make in my life. With FOUR cats, two dogs and three grandchildren…one which I keep full time….and a messy husband (Ha!) this would help me tremendously! What a fabulous giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity. ~ Barb

  2. tammigirl
    12/15/2014 at 3:10 PM (3 years ago)

    I have: 5 Children, 2 dogs and a husband. Anything which helps the house be cleaner is a miracle! Scotchguard!? I need to have all of it!

  3. Corinna - For My Love Of
    12/16/2014 at 6:47 AM (3 years ago)

    This wold make me life easier because I have microsuede furniture and really bad dust allergies. I’ve already had this specific model on my “I WANT” list!

  4. Bre @ Average But Inspired
    12/19/2014 at 8:51 PM (3 years ago)

    Every single day I worry about my kids ruining our new carpet in our basement because they are little piggies and have to have their snacks, art supplies, you name it down there on that carpet! If I had this machine with Scotchguard protection, my life would be easier because I wouldn’t be worrying so much! Thank you for the chance to win one! I love Bissell products!

  5. amy pugmire
    12/24/2014 at 12:13 AM (3 years ago)

    I stress out on a daily basis about the kids or dog spilling and staining our carpet. They are young and busy and I don’t want to live my life worried about all the money that is being thrown away because the carpet keeps getting ruined. I know I would enjoy life more and probably be in a better mood. 🙂

  6. Cat @ therusticwillow
    12/30/2014 at 8:09 PM (3 years ago)

    Great tips! Luckily we spent the holidays elsewhere because my house was not prepared for hosting!

  7. Stephanie Lindle
    12/31/2014 at 3:51 PM (3 years ago)

    I wanted to just leave a comment that said “duh”, but I thought I would go ahead and give you a real reason. This would benefit me because I am a stay at home mom and my husband works from home too. Most family get together a throughout the year are at our home and the one sore spot for me is that the carpets look neglected. With all of the people coming in and out and our little one- we really need a nice carpet cleaner like this. 😀

  8. Aricka Greene
    01/01/2015 at 1:08 PM (3 years ago)

    Your tips are really great ! I bought my house two years ago today. We have never really cleanned our carpets sad but true we always just buy the carpet spray for a stain here a spill here but never deep cleanned them. We have had three dogs in the past two years and I also have four children and babysit so you can only imagine the traffic in and out of this house! I would love to be able to clean my carpets the right way and could only imagine the turn around and smell this house would have instead of having candles cover everything up. My family and I desperately need one !!! My house is a mess !!!


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