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Cleaning In A Crunch: How To Spruce Up Your Home In Minutes

Oct 9, 2007
How many times has a friend or relative called to let you know that they're dropping by, and you find yourself in a crunch to get your house looking spotless? Whether you have dishes in the sink or a stack of paperwork on the table, you will be glad to know that there is a quick cure for your clutter.

If you hate to vacuum or simply need a million different hands to get everything done, consider investing in a robot vacuum that does the work for you. All you have to do is turn it on, and this handy little unit will do the rest. While it's vacuuming, you can be working on sprucing up another area of your home. Talk about multi-tasking!

Are your breakfast dishes still in the sink, and your company will be arriving any minute? If so, simply put them in the dishwasher. This gets them out of sight and ready to be cleaned, plus it gives you a better feeling when your kitchen is spotless.

If you're planning to clean the mirrors in your home, remember to use horizontal or vertical strokes to prevent streaks. If you use random strokes, you may actually end up spending more time cleaning just to correct the smudges. Speaking of cleaning, look for visible dust and tackle it first. If you're cleaning in a crunch, the dust that your guests can't see won't be an issue. Take a look around your home and get rid of any dust bunnies that hop out at you.

If your little one has a lot of little toys, don't worry if they seem to be everywhere you look. You can quickly remedy the clutter with a single storage tub, which you can use to store the toys and move them into another room for later organization. Your guests won't want to trip over toys, so getting them out of the floor will not only be a wise safety move, but it will make your home look a lot less cluttered.

Do you love fresh flowers? If so, how are your centerpieces holding up? If they are in need of replacing and you don't have enough time to run out to the florist, simply replace them with silk flowers. They often look just as real, and they are perfect for people with allergies.

Now that you know how to clean your home in a crunch, you will never have to worry about an unexpected visitor stopping by on short notice. Instead, you will be ready to welcome them with open arms and a tidy home.
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Leslie cleans incessantly and has become an expert on cleaning products, like leather cleaner and wood polish for the kids furniture.
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