We all love a great party – spending time with friends, dancing, eating and drinking. However, the morning after can be a different story, and we find ourselves faced with a house that looks like a bomb has hit it and a headache that brings tears to our eyes. Here are some tips on how to cope with the aftermath of a house party.
So, the alcohol flowed, and the music played on, and now you have woken up to a disaster zone. There are empty glasses, bottles, and cans strewn over every available surface. Cigarette butts are stuffed into cans, overflowing ashtrays, and stubbed out on countertops. The smell of stale smoke, sweat, and alcohol permeates the air and makes your stomach turn.
First of all, open the windows and turn on air conditioning if you have it to eradicate unpleasant odors. Get two bin bags – one for trash and one for items such as drinks cans and bottles that can be recycled. Walk around your whole house and pick up the debris. Gather up food plates and empty leftovers into a bin for composting, and then place the plates and tableware into a dishwasher or basin of soapy water to steep.
Once you have cleared the clutter, you can see if there is any damage to your home. It is highly probable after a party that you will have drink spillages on your carpets or upholstery. For an effective and professional clean-up, contact a local company that provides fast-drying carpet cleaning services that will remove stains such as red wine and cola effectively and safely. In the meantime, vacuum around the stains and wipe surfaces with a damp cloth and disinfectant. Pay particular attention to your bathroom and kitchen to eliminate germs.
Once you have got rid of the mess in your home, it is time to look after yourself. If you have overindulged on food and drink and had a lack-luster sleep, chances are you are feeling pretty rough. Start your road to recovery by replenishing your body fluids with a few glasses of water laced with a squeeze of real lemon juice. If you feel nauseous, take frequent small sips. Alternatively, make a fruit and vegetable-rich smoothie to boost your body’s vitamin and mineral levels.
Drinking alcohol lowers blood sugars, which may cause you to feel fatigued and give you a headache, so to alleviate this, eat a carbohydrate-rich meal such as toast or pasta if you can stomach it. Plain crackers or some clear chicken soup might be more palatable.
Take an invigorating shower and use a menthol cleansing gel that will make your skin tingle and open up your air passages, making you feel fresher and more alert. Dry yourself with a warm, fluffy towel and slip into some cozy pajamas and woolly socks. Now it’s time to rest and let your body recover. Snuggle on the sofa and watch some tv or go back to bed and get some sleep. You will be feeling better in no time.