Holiday Party PrepWith all the cooking, shopping and office soirees, who has time to clean? Ditch that mindset and create a plan of attack one week in advance, taking on one room or chore every day. Johnson recommends starting with the rooms that are used the least (such as a guest bedroom) which are unlikely to be disturbed. Then take on the rooms used more frequently, such as the kitchen, which will likely need another cleaning in a week. By the time your guests arrive, your only worry will be whether or not you have enough cookies to go around.