Are you the type of person to wait until the last minute to clean before guests arrive? Maybe you leave a trail of clothes when you come home from work or maybe there’s a stack of dishes in the sink. 

Either way, you now have people that are set to arrive tomorrow or even within a few hours and you need to know how to clean a house fast! We’re going to cover the basics of how to make your home ready for guests in just a matter of minutes. 

Keep reading for more information! 

Clear the Clutter

Part of what makes a house look or feel dirty is having clutter everywhere. This may include paperwork on countertops, clean clothes to fold on a couch, and shoes left at the door. 

Throw away the papers that you can and neatly stack the rest, preferably in your bedroom. Also, place dirty dishes in the dishwasher, clothes in a hamper, and quickly toss shoes in your closet. 

Fold any blanket throws or drape them over your couch to make your living room look cozy, yet styled.

Sometimes there is too much ‘stuff’ in too little space. When this happens, it is easy to close it off in one room, forget about it, and then never throw it away. This may be ideal for a quick clean when preparing for guests, but in the long run, this wastes space that could better be put to better use.

Consider a using your attic, garage, a shed, or even a storage unit for larger items that you aren’t ready to throw away. This will make future cleanings far easier. 

Wipe the Bathroom

If you’re having a party, your guests will need a place to relieve themselves. This means that your guest bathroom or a half bath will need to be spruced up. 

Scrub the toilet, wipe the counter, and clean the mirror. Should there be any cobwebs in the corners from non-use, clear them out and be sure to stock the bathroom with extra toilet paper. 

Don’t worry too much about the shower, simply close the shower curtain. Place fresh hand towels in an easily accessible area, and be sure to remove the trash from the bin. 

Windows and Floors Matter

Unless you have a “no shoe” policy in your home, people will likely track in dirt and other debris. Consider quickly sweeping main areas to minimize the appearance of dirt, but wait to mop until the guests have left. 

To make your home look neater than it is, clean your windows and focus on noticeable smudges. Unfortunately, when you are in a hurry, this may not always be an option.

Consider investing in a window cleaning service to keep your windows looking spotless. 

How to Clean a House Fast: Know Where to Focus

There is no big secret when it comes to knowing how to clean a house fast. The key to getting your house ready for a party is anticipating where guests will be and the areas that they will see. 

It is always easier to tidy up an already neat house. However, it is understandable that life gets in the way, and housework often comes last. 

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