Love is in the air, and so are the leftovers of a romantic Valentine’s Day celebration! Valentine’s Day events can be fun-filled but also very messy. Whether it’s rose petals and leftover decorations on the floor, candle wax on the table, or simply the aftermath of a delightful dinner, we have the perfect guide for a swift and efficient Valentine’s Day cleaning checklist for event spaces. Read below to find out more!
Remove Decorations And Clean Flooring
In your post-Valentine’s Day cleanup, ensure to remove all decorations from the venue such as balloons, banners, centerpieces from tables, and temporary signage. After decorations are removed, ensure to vacuum the carpets and other flooring to remove debris and leftover glitter from decorations.
Clear The Tables
Gather leftover cutlery and dishes, cups, or napkins remaining on the tables and drink stations, and wipe down tables, countertops, and other surfaces with the appropriate cleaner. If there is candle wax on the tables, ensure to harden the wax by putting ice cubes in a plastic bag and placing it over the wax, this will harden the wax which makes it easier to remove. Use a butter knife to gently scrape off the hardened wax and be careful not to damage the fabric.
In the case of spilled wine on tablecloth surfaces, blot the stain and do not rub the stain as it may spread across the fabric. If the stain is fresh, sprinkle baking soda or salt over the area to help absorb the stain, and rinse the fabric with cold water. Avoid using hot water as it can set the stain which makes removal more difficult.
Inspect The Furniture
Valentine’s Day cleaning should include checking all the chairs, tables, and other furniture for stains or signs of damage as these are high-touch surfaces after an event. Ensure to wipe down the furniture, wash chair coverings and tablecloths, and remove any juice or wine stains from the carpet.
Gather and dispose of all garbage or recyclables leftover from the event, and make sure to dispose of trash in the appropriate receptacles.
Clean The Kitchen
If there is a kitchen in your event space, ensure that you clean the countertops, cabinets, and stovetops with a cleaning solution and microfiber cloth, and regularly rinse the cloth as you clean so that you do not spread food articles to other areas of the kitchen. In addition, load the dishwasher and clean all the drip pans from leftover Valentine’s Day cooking, while also cleaning all the utensils and equipment and wiping down all appliances including the fridge and oven.
Clean the Restrooms
For Valentine’s Day cleanup of your event space, ensure to clean and disinfect the restrooms. Also refill the toilet paper, soap, and paper towels. To clean the toilet, spray under the rim of the toilet with distilled white vinegar, use the toilet brush to scrub any grime out, and pour ½ cup of vinegar into the toilet bowl and let it rest for five minutes. Scrub the bowl with the brush and flush the toilet. Disinfect the sink and countertops, and wipe down the faucet for a thorough cleaning.