Planning a New Year’s party is one of the best things ever, there are so many fun ideas to try that’s just too exciting! But it’s not so fun to think about the morning after clean up you will also have to plan.


These tips for cleaning up after your New Year’s party are sure to help you keep excited and throw the best party ever!

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” - Melody Beattie

Before Going to Bed

Put away any leftover food.
Put away any leftover food! Image source: Project Nursery

There a couple of tasks to get done before you go to bed and wake up to a huge mess the morning after.

Things like:

  • Collecting cups, beer cans, and any empty bottles you find around the house. Alcohol does not smell good when it’s old and warm overnight.
  • Put leftover food and snacks on the fridge
  • Re-cork unfinished open bottles so you don’t waste good wine
  • Apply stain remover to cloths and napkins so they can easily be washed the next morning
  • Fill the dishwasher to avoid ants coming over for a visit

Once you get those done, it’ll be really quick and then you’ll be able to rest for the morning after! Speaking of which, when you do wake up, here’s what you need to do.

Open the Windows

Open the windows so your house can aerate.
Open the windows so your house can aerate. Image source: DIY Network

Depending on the region you’re at, it’ll probably be cold, but still, try to open the windows so you can air the house.

More than that,

Add orange peel to cups of boiling water, that will help create a fresh, clean smell throughout the house and the citrus from the orange will absorb any leftover stench from the previous night.

Wash Cloths and Napkins

Apply stain remover to napkins so they can be used again.
Apply stain remover to napkins so they can be used again. Image source: one good thing

If you did leave the cloths and napkins soaking in stain remover the night before, then it should be really easy to get them cleaned in the morning. Just put them in the washing machine and they’ll be as good as new!

Take Out the Trash

Photo props are likely to get ruined and fo to the trash.
Photo props are likely to get ruined and go to the trash. Image source: On the Cutting Floor


Go around the house and collect everything that’s trash and you didn’t pick up the night before.

Then make sure to take out the trash to avoid smells, ants, or flies gathering to bother you.

Handy Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum everything off the floor, couch, and furniture.
Vacuum everything off the floor, couch, and furniture. Image source: On the Cutting Floor

You’re probably aware that New Year’s parties always have a lot of confetti. Since they’re small and can easily slip into your couch (much like food crumbs, which your house will also have lots of after the party), a handy vacuum cleaner will be the best choice for you to get the house cleaned.

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