How to Get Your House Clean Fast When You're Expecting Guests

Are you expecting guests soon and worried about how clean your house is?

When it comes to house cleaning, it can be tough to find the time to do a deep clean. But if you have company coming, you want your home to look its best.

So how can you get your house clean fast? We've got some tips and tricks to help you get the job done quickly — without making you crazy.

But first, let's get something out of the way right off the bat...

The Real "Secret" for a Cleaner House

Most people believe the key to a clean house is more time.

Some others think that it's all about being organized. If you can get your family to pick up after themselves and put things away, they reason, your house will stay clean.

Both beliefs have some truth, but they're not the whole story.

The actual "secret" to a clean house is having a cleaning routine — and sticking to it.

That means setting aside time each day (or each week, depending on your schedule) to do the things that will keep your house clean.

It might sound like a lot of work, but it doesn't have to be.

In fact, once you get into the habit of cleaning regularly, it will become second nature. And your house will be much easier to keep clean overall.

For instance, let's say you set aside 30 minutes daily to tidy your house.

You might spend 10 minutes picking up things that are out of place, 10 minutes dusting and vacuuming, and 10 minutes cleaning the bathroom.

Or you might spend 20 minutes tidying and 10 minutes cleaning the kitchen.

The key is to break down your cleaning routine into manageable tasks that you can do each day.

If you can do that, you'll find that keeping your house clean is easier than you thought.

But what if you don't have time for a daily cleaning routine?

What if you're expecting guests tomorrow and your house is a mess?

Don't worry — we've got you covered.

Here are some tips and tricks to help you clean your house quickly.

1. Start With the Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most critical rooms in your house and one of the easiest to clean.

That's because most of the surfaces in a kitchen — countertops, and appliances, for example — are very easy to clean.

And even if your kitchen is extremely messy, it's usually not that hard to get it to look presentable in a short time.

Here are a few tips to help you clean your kitchen quickly:

Start by clearing the counters and putting away any dishes lying around. Next, wipe down all surfaces with a clean cloth or sponge. If you have time, you can also scrub the stovetop and oven.

Once that's done, sweep and mop the floor. If your kitchen is filthy, you might need to scrub the floor with a brush or cleaner before mopping.

Finally, empty the trash and wipe down the inside of the trash can.

If you follow these steps, you should be able to clean your kitchen in 30 minutes or less.

And if you have a dishwasher, you can cut that time down even further by loading it up while cleaning other parts of the house.

2. Move On to the bathroom

The bathroom is another room that's easy to clean - as long as you know what you're doing.

The first thing you need to do is clear all of the surfaces. This includes the sink, countertop, bathtub, and toilet.

Put away any towels or toiletries lying around, and throw out any trash.

Next, wipe down all surfaces with a clean cloth or sponge. If you have time, you can also scrub the bathtub and shower.

Once that's done, sweep and mop the floor.

If your bathroom is particularly dirty, you might need to scrub the floor with a brush or cleaner before mopping.

Finally, empty the trash and wipe down the inside of the trash can.

3. Tidy Up the Living Room

The living room is one of the first places your guests will see when they come over, so it's essential to ensure it's clean and presentable. 

Start by quickly sweeping the room to pick up any trash or debris that may be lying around. Then, focus on decluttering the surfaces. 

Put away any knick-knacks, books, or magazines lying around, and give the coffee table and end tables a quick dusting. If you have time, vacuum the floor and straighten up any cushions or throw blankets that may be out of place.

4. Clean the Bedrooms

If your guests stay overnight, you'll want to ensure their bedroom is clean and comfortable. Start by making the bed and putting away any clothes or towels that may be lying around. 

Then, dust all of the surfaces and vacuum the floor. You can also tidy up the closet and dresser if you have time. Just be sure to put away any items that may be out of place.

5. Don't Forget the Small Things

Once you've tackled the big cleaning tasks, it's time to focus on the small things. This includes wiping down doorknobs, light fixtures, and switch plates. 

You should look around the house for any cobwebs or dust bunnies hiding in the corners.

You can also vacuum the furniture and wash any windows or mirrors that may be dirty.

Your Turn

By following these tips, you should be able to get your house clean in an hour or less. And if you're really short on time, you can always hire a professional cleaning service like Custom Maids to do the job for you.

Custom Maids is a professional cleaning service that offers a wide range of services, including deep cleaning, laundry, and general housekeeping. 

We're here to help you keep your home clean and clutter-free, so you can enjoy your free time. 

Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule a free estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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