Monday, June 7, 2010

10 tips to tidy your house

Need an easy way to get your home straightened up in 30 minutes or less? These are 10 great tips for when unexpected company arrives and you have no time to thoroughly clean and organize your home

1) Have a clean entrance. Clear the entry table and floor area from all clutter. Put bills & mail away, shoes in the closet, and straighten the door mat/rug.

2) Clear off the kitchen table and push in the chairs.

3) Fluff couch cushions and pillows. Your living room will instantly look nice & neat.

4) Straighten up the coffee table. Stack magazines neatly, put remotes in a basket or on a tray, and take any stray snack dishes to the kitchen sink.

5) Wipe down kitchen counters and

sink. No time to do the dishes? Stack them in the sink and place a dishtowel on top to hide the mess.

6) Place a fresh, clean hand towel in the bathroom, and wipe down the sink.

7) Grab a big basket and place all of the stuff left on the floor (toys, a book, slippers, whatever your family leaves all over) inside. Put in a closet and be sure to have the family put those items away later in that same day.

8) Open your curtains and blinds and let in the light. If it's a nice day then open a window for a fresh breeze. More light makes your rooms seem brighter and bigger too.

9) Turn on a lamp or three for a nice, warm, welcoming glow.

10) Close doors to untidy areas, light a pretty candle, and greet those at the door with a smile!

Remember to only focus your attention on the areas your guests will actually see (living room, kitchen, bathroom, entryway, etc). Don’t worry about closets, toy rooms, pantries, or other areas where your guest will not go.



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