March 8, 2016

The Quick Clean… A tidy house in 10 steps

Your house is a mess. How do you make it look fabulous in the shortest amount of time? Try the quick clean. It is fast and the steps are already prioritized so you can stop when you run out if time.

1) As quickly as you can, move everything into the room in which it belongs. Just throw toys and clothes on beds, glasses and plates in the kitchen, dirty clothes to the laundry room. Close the doors to all the rooms that are messy.
2) Focus on the living and dining room first because these are the rooms you live in and no one likes sitting in squalor. In the living room, fluff cushions, fold throws, stack papers, straighten curtains/blinds, adjust books, candles, vases, etc. Open a window to freshen the room.
3) In the dining room, wipe off the table, straighten chairs and fix centerpiece. If there are papers or computers, stack everything neatly.
4) Go into kitchen. Put away all the trash and recycling into cans, all the dishes into the sink and wipe down all the counters. You may have dirty dishes, but the room looks orderly.
5) In the bathroom, wipe down the mirror and toilet, straighten the towels, fix shower curtain and shake out the rug. Put away all cosmetics, medicines, and blow dryers.
6) Check the entryway and front walk. This is your face to the world.
7) Now start on the bedrooms. Make the beds!
8) After you have made the beds in each room, go back through the rooms to hang up and fold clothes and put away shoes, toys etc. Open shades or adjust curtains to let in some air and light.
9) If you have time, go back to the kitchen and put the dirty dishes in the dishwasher and laundry in the washing machine.
10) Last but definitely not least, take a moment to fix yourself up because your house is clean and you can relax.