July 4th Cleaning: Ensure Your Barbecue Is A Success
The 4th July is coming up and we all know what that means….fireworks, family, friends and most importantly, awesome food.
Celebrating the U.S. obtaining independence from the British Empire back on July 4th, 1776, this is probably the countries biggest period for travel and tourism.
With fireworks and bonfires happening all over the country, huge parties, special parades and so much more, the country really comes alive.
One tradition which is possibly more sacred to families and close friends more than anything however, is the barbecue. Great music, delicious food, good weather and an awesome atmosphere make an independence day barbecue a fantastic way to spend the holiday.
If you find yourself hosting a barbecue this year, then this article is especially relevant to you, given how you will need to prepare in order to make a good impression on your friends and family.
In order to prepare yourself, some of the things you should focus on should be maintaining the lawn, cleaning up the patios and placing suitable furniture in your back garden to accommodate for the amount of guests you are expecting. ABCScapes provides a much more extensive list of tips.
It is likely that your guests will also be roaming around your home and so it is important to have it cleaned from top to bottom. This includes dusting the shelves, mopping the floors, wiping kitchen surfaces and above all, leaving the bathrooms spotless.
It can sound like a daunting task, especially when not too long ago you would have done your spring cleaning and so to relieve the stress signing on for professional cleaning services could be an option. This way, you would not have to worry about preparing the home for a barbecue, nor tidying up once it is over.
Tidying up can be a pain, especially having the clean the grill. It is important to clean it soon after use before food stains harden on the surface and become more difficult to remove.
Just like the kitchen grill, food will melt onto the surfaces. If deciding to clean it yourself, you should wait until the barbecue cools down after use, but is still a bit warm, take a wire brush and scrape of visible food marks.
If the grate is made of cast-iron, consider using a bit of oil and wiping it over the grate with a paper towel to more easily remove stains.
For charcoal grills, do not assume that because they collect ash they do not need to be cleaned. You should still give it a wipe over to remove burn marks and food stains following the same method.
If you are in Santa Fe, NM to celebrate independence day and you are staying in a vacation rental, our maid services would be most relevant to you. If you are in Santa Fe, NM and you need a previous or after special cleaning, this is the service for you.
Preparing your house so that it is ready for what we would expect to be a fantastic barbeque is only part of our service.
We wish you all the best July 4th, and as always we are happy to help with any enquiries you may have.