We have all found ourselves in a situation where we have delayed cleaning up our home, up to the moment when people are telling you they will come over in an hour, and you have to clean everything up.
In the first moment, the situation in your home looks hopeless – the tables are dusty, the kitchen is full of dirty dishes, clothes are everywhere, and simply don’t know where to start. How do you handle all this in the quickest possible way? Speed cleaning is something you sometimes just have to do and can’t avoid it. So, here are some tips on how to speed clean your home in under half an hour.
Move the mess from the living room
When guests come over, the biggest chance is that you will be spending time with them in the living room, so make sure you move all the mess away from it. The situation will instantly be better once the living room is clear. If you are in too big of a rush, move the things somewhere where they won’t bother you, and then put them back in their place later.
Make your bed
If you are in a real rush and your guests are almost at your door, then the cleaning of your bedroom is not something you should be concerned with. Just close the door, and the problem is solved. If you still have some time, though, then make your bed and your bedroom will instantly look much better, fresher, and neater, even if you have clothes thrown all around it.
Put the dirty dishes away
Nothing is worse than a kitchen full of dirty dishes. If you have a dishwasher, then fill it up, even if you have to first quickly take out the clean dishes. On the other hand, if you don’t have a dishwasher, then the dirty dishes should be neatly put in the sink. Don’t leave any dirty dishes outside the sink, especially not in the living room!
Wipe the working surfaces in the kitchen
This task is simple and takes only about 30 seconds. Take a paper towel, wet it up, and then wipe the working surfaces in your kitchen. That’s it. If you have more time left, put the food away and other similar things into the fridge.
Clean the dining table
This is something you have to do. A clean table is the mark of a clean home, and you can just wipe it like the working surfaces in your kitchen. Clean the crumbs and wipe of the dust. Quick, and efficient! If your guests are coming over for dinner, then put up clean plates. Do the same thing in your bathroom. You will get extra points if you bring in clean hand towels.
All this can be done in a reasonable amount of time. If you are finished, and still have some time before your guests arrive, you can tend to the little things like wiping off the dust from the blinds, or straightening out the pictures on the walls. After that, you can sit down and relax, and wait for your guests to come!