I will admit and anyone who comes to my house on short notice knows that my house is not the picture of perfection(I am working on that). When I have company though I try to make sure the house is in tip top shape. I’m not saying to do things this way in the perfect world my house would be super clean all the time but I don’t want to give you an article to make you feel less than adequate with tales of the perfect cleaning schedule and staged photos. This article is to help motivate you or inspire some fire to get the job done for you guest who will be arriving tomorrow!!!!!!! My house is a wreck I have three kids who are always with me and no cleaning service so cleaning is never ending. I am one of those people who doesn’t see a mess so I am not interested in living in a messy house but the problem is I really just don’t notice it. I mean I don’t have a filthy house its mostly just lived in but I don’t jump to do the dishes or anything and the laundry is not my favorite chore either. So all I’m saying is I am no different
than any other mom with 3 kids under 6 ;).
These are the steps I take when preparing for company. First walk around the house and make a list of things and rooms that need tending too. I usually start with the kitchen and I don’t bother with laundry. After cleaning the kitchen I move on to the bathroom I feel like these are the two most important rooms in your house to be clean for company. Grab a laundry basket and pick up any items in the main part of the house that shouldn’t be there. These items can be stashed until company leaves or if you have enough time when you finish cleaning put it away at your earliest convenience so you don’t forget about it. Quickly wipe down all the horizontal surfaces with a rag.If you have hard wood spot clean your floor with a little vinegar water, or vacuum your carpet, carpet lines make your house look super clean even if its not. A hour before your guests are arriving light a candle or better yet if you have one start some joy essential oils in your defuser. Your house wont be perfect but your guest will be none the wiser.