You may not have the time or the inclination to keep on top of housework, however, when you know you have guests arriving we have 10 fast tricks to make your house seem cleaner than it may really be!
1. Spray polish around
If you don’t have time to polish, one of the fastest tricks to making your home seem cleaner is to spray polish around; guests will smell polish and automatically think you’ve been dusting! If you don’t want to use chemical polish opt for natural products instead.
2. Clear the mess
If you’re clutter free guests will think that your home is spotlessly clean, as neatness equates to cleanliness in most people’s minds.
3. Put flowers on the table
Putting seasonal fresh flowers on your dining room table will show guests that you care about the room’s appearance; it’s quick and can be cost free if you pick flowers from your own garden.
4. Fold towels
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People will assume that if you have neatly folded towels your bathroom is clean! Just be sure to fold your towels so that the grubby bits don’t show – you could also give them a quick blast with some deodorant if they whiff a bit!
5. Hide dirty dishes
Hide dirty plates and cups out of sight; put them in the dishwasher if you have one, if you don’t put them in the oven until your guests have gone; if there’s too many to fit in the oven put them in a bowl outside the back door!
6. Polish the taps
Polishing both the kitchen and bathroom taps will give the instant illusion that the sink, basin and bath are clean too!
7. Spruce up the downstairs loo
Spruce up the downstairs loo as this is the one that guests will be using. Polish the taps, fold the hand towel neatly, spray polish and even place some flowers in a vase and your guests won’t be looking any further.
8. Empty the bins
Empty the bins. Any overflowing bin looks untidy, not to mention smelly in the case of kitchen and bathroom bins, empty them into the outside dustbin and the room/s will seem cleaner.
9. Pull up the duvet
Quickly pull-up the duvet and plump up your pillows to make your bedroom appear clean and tidy.
10. Plump up your cushions
Plump up the cushions on your sofa and chairs to make the room seem neat and tidy – you can also use cushions to quickly cover and nasty stains or threadbare places; just keep your fingers crossed that your guests don’t move them!