Fall is here, and that means it’s time for football season! With cooler temperatures in effect, now is the perfect time to host a backyard tailgating party to celebrate the new season. Check out our tips for keeping your house clean during an outdoor party.
Keep the Necessities Outside
If you don’t want people traipsing into your home with mud and dirt on their shoes, then you should keep as many of the party necessities outside as you can. Give people as few reasons as possible to go inside. Make sure to have a large trash can and coolers for drinks so that no one needs to visit the kitchen.
Encourage Shoe Wiping
Shouting across the party to stop someone before they track mud inside is exhausting and off-putting. One of the main benefits of owning a customized family doormat is that the printed slogan can remind your guests to wipe their shoes every time. Choosing a fun and family-oriented phrase will help your guests remember to be courteous when they enter. You can even get a design in your favorite team’s colors!
Have a Designated Guest Bathroom
One thing you probably won’t be able to avoid is people needing to go inside to use the restroom. Our advice is to choose a bathroom to designate as the guest bathroom for the party so that you can contain the mess. If it’s not easy to spot from the back door, put up creative signs to show guests the way.
Use Rugs To Protect Carpets
If the path to your bathroom involves carpet, we recommend putting down rugs and hallway runners to keep any dirt, water, or mud from staining your carpet. Rugs are much easier to clean than carpets, and you can just put them away when the party is over.
Keep a Pile of Towels Handy
Depending on where you live, it might still be warm enough this fall for kids to run around in sprinklers or play in the pool. To avoid tracking water into your house, make sure to provide a stack of towels right near the door so that everyone can dry off before entering. A pile of towels is also handy for cleaning up spills, whether from adults or kids!
Keeping your house clean during an outdoor party isn’t the easiest task, but it’s not impossible. Follow these tips next time you’re hosting friends over to watch the game.