May 10, 2024

6 Quick Cleaning Tips for Last-Minute Entertaining

6 Quick Cleaning Tips for Last-Minute Entertaining

So, you’ve got people coming over in an hour and your place looks like the house from Home Alone after Kevin’s chaotic battle with the Wet Bandits (messy beyond all logic and reason)? Don’t stress - these tips will help you let out a sigh of, “Home, Clean Home”, just in time for your guests to arrive.

1. Declutter common areas first

Use a laundry basket to quickly collect general clutter in areas like the living room, kitchen, and bathroom where guests are likely to gather. Stash the basket in a room guests won't see and turn it into tomorrow’s problem (this is one of the few benefits of cleaning in a rush - it doesn’t have to be done perfectly in the moment).

2. Wipe surfaces in high-traffic areas

Again, focus on the spaces where guests will spend the most time. Wipe down surfaces with a multi-purpose cleaner and ensure there's no visible dust or debris.

3. Give the bathroom a quick freshen-up

Clean the sink and toilet (this will be quick and easy if you’ve already applied nanocoat surface protection to them), replace used hand towels with fresh ones, and make sure there's enough soap and toilet paper.

4. Run over floors with a quick vacuum

Again, high-traffic areas should be your focus. Concentrate on visible areas; don't worry too much about under furniture or in corners.

5. Do the dishes

Whether this means washing them by hand and leaving them to dry neatly on a dish rack or stacking the dishwasher, make sure there are no dirty dishes in sight. A tidy kitchen makes the whole house feel cleaner.

6. Add your signature scent

To make your home feel extra inviting, light a scented candle, use an air freshener, or simply open a window to let fresh air filter through.

Don’t forget, these are just short-term cleaning tips for quick results. You’ll need to do a proper cleaning job once your guests head home. Our products designed to achieve the perfect house clean can help with that!