How To Clean When You Have A Massive Hangover
So you’ve just thrown the ultimate party at your place. Everyone had so much fun, inducing yourself. You may have even had a little too much fun since you’re feeling it the next day. You have a massive hangover now and you don’t feel like cleaning. But after managing to climb out of bed you make your way into the living room and into the kitchen where you see beer cans everywhere – it smells like beer. You see spilled liquor on the table and countertops. Although the party seemed like an idea at the time, you now find yourself regretting it. Probably because you don’t feel like cleaning it up, you feel like going back to bed.
But you know that if you leave everything the way it looks right now that it will just make more work for you later. So you suck it up and start the horrific mess. How can adults be so messy? Well, alcohol, that’s how. Instead of dwelling on the negatives, try to think about all the fun times you had last night with all of your friends and maybe even family. It was a fun night indeed.
To make things a little bit easier for you, we’ve made a list of things to help you clean your house post-party. For starters, the moment you know you’re going to have a party, there are other things you should grab from the store besides alcohol and snacks. It’s never a bad idea to over-prepare yourself for things. You can never be too prepared. Anybody who tells you different is lying. Not only will it make you feel better about the event, it will make your feel better too.
You’ll also want to make sure you pick up:
- Vinegar – It will be your best friend when it comes to cleaning up spills
- Hefty heavy duty trash bags
- A box of Mr. Clean magic erasers
- Carpet or upholstery cleaner
- Air Freshener or a candle
If you start off with a clean house pre-party things go much more smoothly the next day. Make sure your dishes are put away, the dishwasher is empty, and the trash can has a fresh bag in it. You’ll be so happy you took the time to do that the next day when there are other messes that need to be cleaned up. You can focus solely on those, instead of the dishes you didn’t want to do all week. It’s good to get in the habit of having a solid cleaning , especially if you’ll be hosting parties in your home regularly.
When it comes time to tackle the mess you want to start off by clearing up all of the beer cans, the liquor bottles that were left, and everything off of the counters. Throw the trash in the trash and the recyclables in the recycling bin. If your trash gets full, this is the time to take it out tie it up and set it by the door for it to go out. Then put in a fresh garbage bag. Next, light a candle if you have one. This will help get rid of the stench of the liquor, wine, and beer.
Now you want to take a spray bottle, fill it with half water and half vinegar (either white or apple cider will work.) Spray the solution on the counter and let it sit while you move onto doing the dishes. If there really aren’t any, kudos to you, you don’t have to do them right now. Before you wipe off your counters, go into the bathroom with your spray bottle and spray the surfaces in there including the toilet, sink, and mirror. While that is sitting you can go back and wipe off the surfaces in the kitchen. Once that is done you can return back to the bathroom following the same procedure and then you are free to enjoy your morning coffee in peace (hopefully – if you have children, I don’t know what to tell you. I’ll pray for you.)
The End Result
Because you took the extra time to prepare yourself for the party and the aftermath. You can now easily clean up your home the next day. Even if you did acquire a massive hangover. If you didn’t, and you’re feeling great, well then kudos to you! Drop me a comment below.