You’ve just found out that your friend or family member is dropping in to pay you a visit sometime today. As nice as it will be to see them, you have second thoughts about them turning up because your home could be cleaner.
What’s more, is you don’t have time to thoroughly clean every part of your home so what do you do? You make your home look much cleaner in no time at all and here’s how:
Work on What your Guests Will See
One of the first things you need to do is tackle those areas that your guests will see. They will make their way through the hallway and into the living room or kitchen. These are the areas that you need to spend more time cleaning. Don’t forget to clean the bathroom too as chances are they’ll use it.
Dust Those Large Areas
Dust your television, your fireplace and the tabletop. Your home will look much cleaner if you do and your guests will automatically think that the same level of cleanliness continues throughout the house. If you have more time, dust the window ledges and any corners that might seem a little grubby. Consider also dusting the stair rails and they can get quite dirty.
Clean your Kitchen
You might not plan to spend a lot of time in your kitchen but you’ll need to make sure it looks clean. If you have time, consider tile & grout cleaning in Pleasanton so your kitchen instantly looks cleaner. You should also do something with all of those dirty dishes. Place them in a dishwasher if you have one or wash them by hand.
If your dishes are always on display even when they’re clean you should consider stacking them in size order. This will make them look so much tidier. If you don’t have much time to wash your dirty dishes hide them in the oven or in a cupboard until your guests have gone.
Get Rid of That Clutter
Most of us have a bit of clutter located in a corner on sat on top of a table. However, that clutter can look untidy and make a real difference to your home. Get rid of that clutter, tidy it away and place it somewhere where it cannot be seen. Hide the clutter in a cupboard if you need to or in a room that has a closed door.
Vacuum the Floors
One of the last things you should do is vacuum the floors. Leaving this job until last will mean you’re less likely to drop dirt on your rugs or carpets. Pay particular attention to those areas where guests are more likely to spend time. Don’t forget to vacuum in corners and under the sofa where crumbs are usually dropped.
You don’t have to panic about your home not looking as clean as a whistle. With a bit of work, the above tips can make your home look so much cleaner in no time at all!