Quick House-Cleaning Tips For Short Notice Visitors

November 21, 2019

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'Tis the season for pop-in visits and unexpected get-togethers.  While it is nice to have visits from friends and family, it add a bit of pressure to clean up your home. But with these quick cleaning hacks, you can give your home a "good enough" clean with time to spare. If your couch is looking a little deflated, it's time to give it a quick fluff. Save yourself the arm workout of shaking and beating each cushion, and instead simply flip them over. Don't forget to flip the back cushions as well. This will hide the indent in your couch from your last movie marathon as well as supply better support. Clutter tends to collect on the central coffee table in most living rooms. Tackle this eyesore right away. Straighten current magazines and discard the old. If you have a tray, use it to collect necessities like the remote and reading glasses. Dusting behind the TV isn't a top priority but wiping away noticeable fingerprints is a must. Mirrors noticeably reflect the dirt and grime of your room. Give mirrored surfaces a quick wipe with anti-streak cleaning spray. Don't forget any mirror-top side tables or other furnishings. For the quickest and most efficient dusting job, opt for a microfiber cloth. The super-soft cloth picks up dust like a magnet and saves you time in the long run. If you're under a big time constraint, only wipe down the parts of surfaces your guests will see. It's the little things that make a big difference. Take a minute before guests arrive to light any candles you have in your living room. Aside from their lovely smell, candles give an ambiance at any time of the day. Bundle them up in groups of three or more for a dramatic effect. We love our pets more than anything, but we could do without the fur. Always keep a lint roller stored in a side table by your couch. When you're watching TV or reading a book, take a minute a few times a week to give your couch a quick cleaning with the roller. This will help prevent the buildup of pet hair, which is tougher to remove once it's settled and worked into the cushions. You should do this before you have company over, as well. You want your home to leave a lasting impression on guests, but you don't want them leaving with visible pet hair all over their clothing.

SOURCE: Apartment Therapy

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