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Hut, hut hike: Easy cleaning tips for after the big game

(BPT) - That time of year is almost here - pro football championship Sunday. According to the National Chicken Council’s 2012 Wing Report, the big game is the second biggest eating holiday after Thanksgiving. With the big game comes big prep and cleanup.

Even the most diligent person can’t do it alone. While some may be intimidated by the mess left by overly excited fans, there are a few suggestions to help you get through the cleanup and salvage your home from the nacho cheese caked in the carpet and the deep drink spills on the couch.

“On game day for me, I’m typically entertaining outside across the country in stadium lots with my RV and the great football fans around the country. If some food or a drink spills outside, it’s not a big deal ... but inside my house ... now that’s a different story,” says Joe Cahn, commissioner of tailgating and party planning legend. “Whether your tailgate celebration is in the stadium parking lot or in front of your big screen TV, you always need to be ready for a few unexpected food fumbles. Think ahead and be prepared for a thorough cleanup to ensure you are not missing out on any of the game day action.”

Get your home back to pre-game conditions by following the following tips from Stanley Steemer and the Commissioner’s personal game day cleanup playbook.

* Help your guests help you

Have garbage cans and recycling bins in an accessible and convenient location. If it is tough to find a garbage can, plates and cups are more likely to get stacked all over the house.

* Have a game plan for game day

An unwanted spill is inevitable on game day. Be prepared with a quality spot remover like Stanley Steemer Spot Remover, which can quickly and effectively remove most spills and spots around the house.

* Clean as you go

During commercials, grab a few friends and do a quick recycle run so that there's less clutter when the game is done. If someone helps ...  extra wings for them.

* Blitz quick on spills

Don’t let the clock countdown to zero on spills, especially with wine. Do yourself and your upholstery a favor and act immediately on them. Did a guest spill a little red on the couch? Use white wine to help fight the spot.

* Don’t give up on stubborn spots

If your guests really did a number on the house, give yourself a break and get help from the pros. Stanley Steemer offers deep cleaning services to help clean your home top to bottom; from carpet and hardwood floors, to upholstery and tile.

Traditional at-home cleaning methods such as vacuuming and dusting only remove a relatively small portion of dirt, dust and particles that lurk in your floors and furniture. Without a deep cleaning, you’ll be trapping dirt inside your home long after the party ends. Visit to help recover from the game day celebration.

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