Unexpected guests are a fact of life, but that doesn’t mean you have to keep your home spotless all the time. Not many of us want to spend hours cleaning or ‘hinching’ our homes, instead we want fast results with minimum efforts! There are a few simple steps you can take to fake clean house, and they’ll only take you 30 minutes! That means you can relax in your messy house for a few more minutes and still be confident your guests will think your home is always clean.
Focus on the Living Room
The living room is the place your guests will likely be spending most of their time, so it’s important to start your cleaning in that room. Grab an empty laundry basket and pick up all the stray toys and other items that don’t belong and toss them in the basket. Then, hide the basket in your bedroom and close the door. Finish tidying up the room by straightening the couch cushions, fluffing the pillows and giving the surfaces, like the coffee table and side table, a quick wipe down with a wet paper towel. Spray a room spray and it’ll be just like a showhome in no time!
Head to the Bathroom
It’s likely that your guests will ask to use the bathroom while they’re visiting, so that’s the next room you’ll need to tackle. Grab a bottle of glass cleaner, spray the mirror, and wipe it with a paper towel. Then use that paper towel to quickly wipe down the vanity counter, too. Wet another paper towel and quickly wipe down the toilet. Finish by tossing dirty clothes and towels in the hamper and putting your makeup and hair brush in the cabinet. Use my previous post 6 Things that Naturally Disinfect your Home to ensure you always have products to hand.
Tackle the Kitchen
In the kitchen, focus on clearing the clutter. Put dirty dishes in the dishwasher if you have one, otherwise stack up the dirty dishes and hide them in a cabinet until you can get to them later. Clear any clutter off the counters by putting items inside a cabinet or filling another basket (you can hide this one in your bedroom too!). Finally, place a few orange peels in a pan with cinnamon or nutmeg and water, then bring to a simmer to instantly make your house smell amazing. If you have the time sweep the Junckers Solid Wood Floor as a clean floor always makes a big impact. Add a splash of zoflora as this leaves a lovely fresh smell. When I change the bin I always pour a few drops onto a tissue and leave it in the bottom of the bin before I replace the bag.
Finish with the Vacuum
Finish your cleaning spree by grabbing the vacuum and doing a quick sweep of your lifestyle flooring UK which smartens up the whole house. Focus on cleaning visible crumbs and dust in each room, starting with the living room and working your way through the house.
Don’t Stop Until They Arrive
If you’ve finished all the steps listed above and your guests still haven’t arrived, keep going! Grab a cloth and multi-purpose cleaner and start scanning each room. If you see a dirty or dusty spot, spray, wipe, and quickly move on to the next. Other quick chores to consider when cleaning include running a lint roller over furniture to remove pet hair, emptying the kitchen trash, and checking yourself in the mirror to make sure you look presentable, too.