Quick Clean a House

How to fake clean a house (or what to do when your house is a wreck and company is coming in 15 minutes).

Family Room: Stack books and magazines in neat piles or place in a decorative basket. Drape a blanket over the sofa to create an inviting atmosphere. Arrange throw pillows to hide stains. Toss scattered toys into a tub or basket


Kitchen: Declutter refrigerator by removing notes, drawings, etc and placing in a shoe box (sort at a later date). Refold kitchen towels with the clean side out. Boil cinnamon and orange peels to cover food smells

Bathroom: Use a lint roller to pickup hair. Hang fresh towels. Use your robe to cover the damp towels on the back of the door. Gather counter clutter (cosmetics, etc) into a stylish basket. Light a candle

Remember: Your friends came to see you, not your house!

Source: Kentucky Monthy, December 2009 issue.

By skibum1910 from Prospect, KY

March 5, 20100 found this helpful

You are so right. They are coming to see you, not the house! Great tips!

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March 5, 20100 found this helpful

Good tips! Here's a funny one: My sister,upon getting a short notice visit,quickly plugged in the vacuum cleaner, sprayed a little Pledge into the air, greeted the visitors with her apron on,dustcloth in hand and said, "Oh, you caught me right in the middle of cleaning!"

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