With kids, it’s hard to keep your house in perfect shape all the time. We’ve all been there. You receive a phone call that unexpected guests are coming over in 30 minutes. You take a look around your house and sigh. How are you going to make your house presentable in less than 30 minutes? Listed below are steps you can take that will help you clean your house quickly and take your home from disaster to presentable in 30 minutes or less.
Utilize Storage Where You Can
If you have little kids, it’s quite likely toys end up everywhere. Create decorative storage bins and place them strategically throughout your house. If you have a living room table, store the bins under the table. You can also use Cube Organizers that are available at Target, Wal-Mart and Home Depot. These bins will help you quickly put away items when you need to and look decorative.
Clear Counters of Clutter
When you have to quickly clean your house in less than 30 minutes, clearing clutter off of counters is a priority. If you have dishes on the counter, put them in the sink or even better, in the dishwasher. Give your counter a quick wipe-down so that it’s clean and shiny.
Gather Miscellaneous Items
Even if you have storage, you may find miscellaneous items in your living room that don’t belong there. Find an empty laundry basket and gather the items. Store it out of sight in a closet or bedroom for the time being. You can sort it out later.
Fix the decorative pillows on the couch and fold up any blankets you see lying around. If you have time, use a feather duster to quickly dust the living room furniture. (tutorial for these throw pillows here!)
Freshen Up the Air
It’s always a pleasant experience to walk into a fresh smelling home. Light your favorite scented candle or add a scented wax melt into a wax warmer. Don’t have any of those? No problem.. You can simply spray air freshener in the air to still get the same effect.
Feel confident that you now know how to quickly clean your house. These simple steps will eliminate extra stress when surprise guests show up at the last-minute. Enjoy the feeling of being a more organized Mom!