This blog contains 10 speed cleaning hacks that I use if I need to clean my house in case of emergency.
In case of emergency, you say?
Yes, when I have a lazy sunday doing nothing usefull and bingewatching Netflix series and… I receive a message that my parents (friends, family, …) will come over in 15 minutes and everything is a mess! That’s an emergency. Only because they are in the neighborhood. : )
I want to make myself clear, by saying that this is not a post to speed clean your house to let the others see that you have a perfect clean house. No that is not my attention.
I want to have a clean and relaxing space where my guests feel like home and where I can focus on entertaining my guests.
Speed clean hack 1 : Clean countertops
First step is to clean the counter tops and other surfaces as fast as you can, this will give an instant feeling of less clutter.
EXTRA TIP: Use laundry bins to contain all the clutter, because you will not have time to put everything in the correct place. And then place the laundry bins with clutter in a room where your guests don’t come!
Oh, when your guests have left the building, do not forget to declutter the laundry bins 🙂
Speed clean hack 2 : Put chaos in one space
Contain all the clutter in one space, so it doesn’t appear that chaotic. Like the tip above put the laundry bins with clutter in one room as all of the rest of the items you’ve “cleaned” up . And also put the dirty dishes in the sink, if your dishwasher is full. If your dishwasher isn’t full, put it in there really fast.
Speed clean hack 3 : Wipe countertops
You do not want to have sticky countertops when your guests arrive, you want the feeling of a clean house, so go over them really quick.
Use some instant wet cleaning wipes to quickly wipe down the surfaces, it’s easy and fast.
Speed clean hack 4 : Delegate, if you can
If your husband or wife (and even children) or there to help you speed clean, use them and delegate some tasks to them, so you can get more work done faster!
Speed clean hack 5 : Pick things from the floor, along the way
You do not have time to vacuum the floors, if you have time, do it! But my technique is just to pick the bigger dirt pieces from the floor when you see them along the way. It’s not that clean, but fast and it gives the appearance of being clean.
Speed clean hack 6 : Bunny ear your pillows
Bunny ear your pillows! I don’t know why, but laying your pillows of your sofa in a nice order and fluff them, will make a more clean appearance, it just does and it will not take too much time to do it.
Speed clean hack 7 : Let your house smell nice
Lighten up a candle or use some roomsticks to let the house smell nice. It gives a relaxing and clean feeling when your guests arrive. You will score with something so little.
Speed clean hack 8 : Clean the toilet area
Time to clean your toilet, but you do not have time. Just poor some detergent in the toilet and flush (no scrubbing, because you do not have the time). Your toilet will smell nice and give a clean look. : )
Oh, make a little folding in your toilet paper roll, like they do in hotels. Your guest will appreciate it.
Speed clean hack 9 : Close the doors and shut the cabinets
Then it is time to shut the cabinet doors and closing the doors, this gives the feeling of an organized home.
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Speed clean hack 10: Have instant snacks ready
To finish the list, take some bowls and put some easy snacks in them, just what you have in your house. Just by placing it in little bowls and present it on your table will give the impression that you are in control and ready to server your guests.
I hope you like these speed cleaning hacks. I love to know which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.