Preparing Your Home before a Big Occasion

When you are hosting an event at your house you are going to want to make sure everything is perfect, from the carpet to the canapés. No one wants to spend all their time, energy or money cleaning their home, especially when you have an occasion in the near distance that could potentially undo all your hard work.

Here are a few things to consider when giving your house a clean before your big event:


Cleaning your entire home is a huge task in its own right and there is nothing worse than having a whole house to clean and not knowing where to start. There is going to be a lot to do and with any big task planning is key. If you have a busy household, or are dividing up the workload, this can make it easier to keep track of what has been done, what needs doing and who is doing what – divide and conquer.

Dusting, Polishing & Vacuuming

Getting rid of any excess dust on surfaces, carpets, curtains or in any hidden corners can make cleaning easier. It can also save you from having to double up on a workload by dusting and polishing before you clean your carpet because you would not be putting dust back on the floor.


The carpet may not be considered the heart of the home but it is the thing that gets put through its paces every day and although it may look like it, vacuuming is not enough. Vanish has a range of products that can help freshen your carpet, remove pet hair and get rid of stains, ensuring your carpet is ready for the arrival of your guests.

There may be a few ways that you want to tackle your carpet cleaning:

  • Dirt removal, softening and freshening

It may be difficult to keep your carpet smelling fresh and feeling soft, however, with Vanish it is a task that is made easier. Whatever your carpet issue, there is a Vanish product to suit your needs. For example, Vanish Preen PowerPowder and Vanish Preen PowerFoam are suitable for tackling areas around your home, simply sprinkle or spray on the carpet, work in the powder or foam, leave to dry and vacuum.  It will help remove dirt, pet hair and neutralise odour, leaving your carpet smelling fresh and feeling soft (vs vacuuming alone). 

For best results, vacuum carpet thoroughly before applying product.

  • Spot cleaning

If you have noticed a few stains in particular places on your carpet, use Vanish Preen Oxi Action Carpet Stain Remover.

  • Sofas

Stains on an upholstered sofa can be daunting, especially if you are not sure what the stain is or how it got there in the first place, but they may not be impossible to remove. Vanish Preen Oxi Action Carpet Stain Remover is effective in removing stains on upholstery. Sofas are key when it comes to having family and friends over so it is important to have them looking their best so you and your guests can be comfortable at all times.

Getting your house looking its best before an occasion does not have to be stressful. By using Vanish Preen Oxi Action Carpet Stain Remover, and planning ahead, you will be able to take on stains the family throws at you, or the carpet.


Always follow usage instructions and patch test hidden area first.