We’ve all been there.
It’s the day before your “big clean day”, so it stands to reason you’re going to get a call from your friend, who you haven’t seen in ages, asking if you’d mind them popping over for a quick cuppa and a biccy. That’s all well and good until you put down the phone, stop and stare and do a cartoon-worthy gulp.
Alright, so that might be slightly over-dramatic, but we have all been caught unawares by a visitor turning up without much notice. And as we are in the business of getting your homes in tip-top shape, we were only too happy to share with The Mail Online & The Mail on Sunday, 9 simple ways to perform a last minute clean.
Rune Sovndahl, co-founder and CEO of Fantastic Services began by explaining that cranking up the radio or your favourite song can work wonders. Not only will it keep you focused and motivated but it will make the whole process a lot more fun.
Time For Some Smoke and Mirrors
He went on to mention that as time will be of the essence, you may only have enough for a quick spruce up of your place. Go through each room and pick up stray items such as clothes, magazines and abandoned toys and empty all rubbish bins. You can also use this opportunity to open a few windows and make sure the beds are made.
From here on, you’ll need to channel your magician-like powers. This is when you need to bust out your cleaning equipment to help you in your speedy-cleaning quest. You’ll be surprised what can be achieved in a jiffy with a quick once-over with a vacuum, broom or mop and a multi-purpose spray. Rune reminded the FEMAIL readers that if you’re really in a pinch for time, to just focus on the areas your guests are most likely to see and use. So, grit your teeth and spend a few minutes in your bathroom wiping down the surfaces and scrubbing the toilet bowl.
So, when you find yourself in a bit of a jam and the sound of your doorbell strikes fear and dread in your heart, follow this foolproof express cleaning guide to avoid being left red-faced in front of your (un)welcomed guests.