The holiday season is a busy time in Manhattan, full of hosting, entertaining, and joyous chaos. Naturally, you want your home to be clean and inviting, but you also know that some messes are bound to happen. So, when’s the best time for a deep carpet clean – before or after the holidays?
Carpet Cleaning Before the Holidays
Cleaning your carpets before the holidays means a fresh, clean home for your guests. This is particularly reassuring if you have little ones crawling around or if you’re keen to get rid of any lingering odors. However, the downside is that festive activities could lead to spills and stains, and the increased holiday foot traffic can bring in winter dirt and grime, shortening the freshness of your clean carpet.
Carpet Cleaning After the Holidays
On the other hand, carpet cleaning after the holidays lets you get rid of any dirt and stains accumulated during the festivities, starting the new year fresh. But if it’s been a while since your last clean, you might be anxious about your home’s appearance and cleanliness for hosting holiday events.
So, when to schedule a carpet cleaning? It depends on your needs and priorities. If you want a fresh start for the holidays and don’t mind potential stains, go for a pre-holiday clean. If you’d rather deal with the aftermath of holiday messes, wait until after. Use your last carpet cleaning as a reference: if it was within the last 3-6 months, perhaps wait until after the holidays. If it was over 6 months ago, a pre-holiday clean might be better.