We’ve all been there. You need to clean and you don’t have the time. Maybe you’re expecting some recently announced guests. Or maybe they were invited weeks ago, but you slept in. Or maybe it’s just cleaning day and you’re running behind schedule. So, what do we do when this happens? We do a quick clean, of course. These steps are in order so if you’re caught short at least you’ll have done the main things.
Step 1: Clear clutter!
Grab a laundry basket. Go around the room and take anything that’s on the floor or on the tables that shouldn’t be. Don’t worry about shelves, mantles or other places. They’re fine for now.
Carrying everything in the basket, take it to the right room.
Step 2: Do the dishes!
Make sure all the dishes are in the kitchen and wash them all. Even if you don’t dry them or put them away, not having dirty cups and plates in the living room or on the counter really polishes a place up.
Step 3: Hoover.
The trick here is to hoover only the middle of the floors, any corners that don’t have furniture in them and doorways. This looks clean and keeps corner-dirt from being trekked around the house.
Step 4: Empty rubbish.
Get a huge rubbish bag and empty bins, cat litter trays, dying plants. Any rubbish you can get your hands on, just bundle it into that huge bag and put it in the bins. Even if you just set it outside the door to be taken down later, that’s better than it being all around the house.
Step 5: Dust visible surfaces.
Go around the house with a duster and dust any obviously dusty or wide open surfaces. These are the places where a lot of dust will accumulate and also where people usually notice it!
-Making coffee or baking whilst you clean will leave the house nicely scented!
-Open the curtains to the fullest for a brighter room; bright rooms look cleaner!
-Put dirty things away or to the back of shelves and put cleaner things on display!
-If you clean the sink, toilet and mirror well, the rest of the bathroom looks fine!
-Putting an interesting ornament out like a guitar or a complex painting detracts from clutter!
And hopefully this should tide you over until you have a chance to clean properly!
What cleaning tips and tricks do you know? How do you clean your house when you only have a few minutes to spare? Share your advice in the comments!
TTFN and Happy Hunting!