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How to Clean Up after a Party So Your Parents Won't Know

After a night of partying, cleaning up wells takes time and effort.


  • Step 1: Recruit volunteers Recruit volunteers to help clean before the party's over. Assess the situation by walking through the house and looking for damage and stains.
  • Step 2: Gather bottles Gather all bottles, cans, and glassware. Empty them and rinse them in the sink.
  • Step 3: Collect trash Walk around the inside and outside of the house with trash bags, collecting paper, wrappers, cups, and plates.
  • TIP: After all garbage has been collected, place the bags in a friend’s trunk to dispose of the evidence elsewhere.
  • Step 4: Dust and clean Dust and polish all wood and glass surfaces with the appropriate cleaners.
  • Step 5: Clean stains Clean stains from the carpet, furniture, and walls with an all-purpose cleaner.
  • Step 6: Vacuum and wash floors Vacuum the carpets and wash the countertops and floors.
  • Step 7: Clean the bathroom Clean the bathroom and mop the floor. When you're done, inspect the house once more to make sure you've left no stone unturned.
  • TIP: Light scented candles to help cover or neutralize any lingering smells.
  • Step 8: Hire a professional Hire a professional cleaner or repairman if there is any damage you cannot fix. It'll cost you, but at least you'll have the peace of mind of knowing that your parents will never find out!
  • FACT: Founded in 1869, the Prohibition Party still supports prohibition of the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverage products.

You Will Need

  • Volunteers
  • Trash bags
  • Rags
  • Furniture polish
  • Glass cleaner
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • A vacuum cleaner
  • A mop
  • A repairman
  • A friend's car (optional)
  • Scented candles (optional)

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