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How to Fake a Clean House When Your Cleaner Isn't Coming Until Next Week

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Lamor Cleaning

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Life can get busy, and sometimes our regular cleaning service may not be available as soon as we'd like. Whether your cleaner is taking a well-deserved vacation or you're awaiting their next scheduled visit, there's no need to panic! With a few smart tricks and a little effort, you can fake a clean house and maintain a presentable living space until your professional cleaner returns. In this blog post, we'll share some practical tips on how to keep your home looking tidy and welcoming, even when your cleaner isn't around.

  1. The 10-Minute Tidy:

When you know guests are on their way or you simply want to spruce up your home, start with a 10-minute tidy. Grab a laundry basket or a large bag and quickly go through the main living areas, gathering up any clutter and items that are out of place. Focus on the entryway, living room, and dining areas, ensuring these spaces look organized and inviting.

    2. Wiping Down Surfaces:

Visible surfaces, like countertops and tables, play a significant role in the overall appearance of your home. Take a few minutes to wipe down these areas using a multi-surface cleaner. Not only will this remove any dust or dirt, but it will also leave a fresh scent throughout your living space.

    3. Quick Vacuum Lines:

A clean carpet can instantly elevate the appearance of your home. Focus on high-traffic areas like the living room, hallways, and entryway. Running the vacuum over these areas will give your home a neat and tidy look, even without a full cleaning session.​

     4. Light Bathroom Cleaning:

A clean and well-kept bathroom is always appreciated by guests. Spend a few minutes wiping down sinks, countertops, and mirrors. If you have fresh towels available, replace the used ones to maintain a polished look.

     5. Add a Personal Touch:

While your cleaner is away, take the opportunity to add a personal touch to your home. Fresh flowers, scented candles, or a decorative centerpiece can create a warm and inviting atmosphere, making your guests feel right at home.

Faking a clean house doesn't have to be overwhelming or time-consuming. With a well-planned 10-minute tidy, surface wiping, quick vacuuming, and light bathroom cleaning, you can maintain a presentable living space until your professional cleaner returns. Remember, the key is to focus on the main living areas and high-traffic spots, giving your home an overall tidy appearance. So, the next time your cleaner is unavailable, follow these tips, and confidently welcome guests to your beautiful and well-kept home!

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