How To Fake A Clean House, I mean as much as we always want to have a clean house it doesn’t always happen that way. I mean, can you believe the holidays are right around the corner??? Thankfully there are a couple of ways you can make sure that you look like you have done cleaning without much effort! (I have included affiliate links to products I love. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. )
It’s no surprise that busy moms and kids sometimes equals a messy house. While most people understand that, there is always that chosen few that don’t. Surprise visitors might be from that group of people. Fortunately, it’s very easy to fake a “clean” house if you have company coming over and don’t have time to do a deep clean.
Here’s How To Fake A Clean House:
First, human brains process things in strange ways sometimes and generally? As long as your house smells clean? People will think it probably is.
- Be sure all trash bags are taken out so that last night’s dinner doesn’t come back to haunt you.
- Be sure that all litter boxes are scooped and fresh and that your sinks are clean.
- Clean your garbage disposal quickly drop some orange or lemon rinds down it and pulverize them.
- Spray down the furniture and curtains with Febreze and straighten the throw pillows.
- Hide a few bowls of baking soda in each room to help absorb any odors that might be lingering.
Pick Up Clutter- Next, you’ll need to pick up any major clutter that is on the floor, tables or counter. With kids, they can easily pick up a habit of tossing things wherever so make sure that you pick it up really quickly. To get the kids involved, play a 10-minute tidy game to see who can pick up the most stuff in 10 minutes.
Spot, Sweep, and Mop- While you may not have time to go through your entire house with a vacuum, quickly spot sweep. Quickly scan each room for any noticeable problem areas and sweep them. Do the same with the mop and your non-carpeted floors. This is where a sniffer with the wet pads come in handy since the have a scent to them as well!
Spot Clean Kitchen: Finally, make sure that your kitchen counters and sinks are clean. People can often “think” that an entire house is dirty if there are dirty dishes in the sink. If time is super short before the company arrives, shove them into an oven to hide them. If you have time wipe the counters down and the sinks out.
Faking a clean house isn’t something you should need to do every time someone shows up, but it is something most of us have done at least once or twice. Follow the tips above and your house will appear to be clean and tidy!
Do you have any other tips for faking a clean house? I’d love to hear them!