With Christmas just around the corner, you are not alone if you’re panicking about the state of the house.
These speedy cleaning tips will have your house ready for guests in no time!
If you’re expecting guests and the whole house looks like a bomb site then it’s time to prioritise. Work out what areas people will be in on the day and focus your energy there.
You’ll definitely need a bathroom, and chances are people will also congregate in the kitchen, so start here. Ignore bedrooms and any living areas you can close off.
Call in a favour with the grandparents or arrange a kid swap with a friend. Cleaning with mini hurricanes around is like trying to brush your teeth while eating Oreos. It’s just not going to happen.
Clutter makes a house look messy, plus it is harder to clean a cluttered room. Grab a washing basket (or three) and clear out everything in your prioritised rooms that doesn’t need to be there.
Grab paperwork, clothes, toys, books, random kids stuff and any other junk that is taking up space.
If you don’t have time to put it all away just stick the washing basket (or baskets!) somewhere they won’t be seen. You can buy a new washing basked for under $10 if you need to, trust me, it’s a good investment 😉
Once you’ve cleared the rooms and decluttered what you can it’s time to get speed cleaning. Start by collecting supplies. Here is a good guide:
Working in one room at a time, start at the top of the room and work your way down. That way you won’t need to re-clean the floor by dust etc falling on it.
Once you’ve got the house clean and tidy, keep the kids OUT. Try to avoid using any rooms you’ve cleaned unless you have to. Ideally it’s also best to do the big final clean on the day before your guests arrive.
How long did the cleanup take you?
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