How to Make Your House LOOK Clean in 5 Minutes

Guests on the Way? Get Your Place Spiffed Up Fast!

We all know you should take a few minutes each day to clean up around the house to avoid having to clean for hours. But sometimes you can be caught by surprise by a call that someone is on their way over.

Don’t panic!

  1. Take a look at what the most obvious messes are from your soon-to-arrive guests’ point of view. Start at the front door, look around and follow the path you think they will take.
  2. Pick three surfaces to clean, grab a high-quality microfiber dusting cloth. You can keep the cloth in one hand while you pick up with the other.
  3. Declutter
    • Grab a garbage bag or a basket.
    • Pick up misplaced items, trash or recycling and put them in your bag; don’t worry about sorting now.
    • Move things like toasters and other appliances that you aren’t using to a cabinet, wipe off the counter then move on.
  4. Straighten and fluff pillows
  5. Stack coffee table clutter so it looks more organized.
  6. If you have a few minutes to spare, try these tips to make your home feel more cozy:

  7. Flip the blinds to hide any dust
  8. Turn off overhead lights and turn on table lamps
  9. Diffuse some essential oils or light a candle

And if you don’t have time to put away, just toss everything in the master bedroom—no one will go in there if the door is closed!

Good Luck!

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