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Hacks to Fake a Clean and Clutter-Free Home

Cleaning Hacks RISMedia updated May 25, 2024

Quick Fixes for an Impromptu Clean Home

Let's face it – maintaining a spotless home can be daunting, especially when unexpected guests drop by. Instead of stressing over a frantic deep clean, why not master the art of faking it? With a few clever tricks, you can create the illusion of a clean and clutter-free space, allowing you to relax and enjoy quality time with your loved ones. Here are some hacks to help you fake a pristine home in no time.

  1. Focus on the Bathroom: Since guests are likely to use the bathroom, start by giving it a quick once-over. Wipe down the sink and toilet, and make sure you have fresh towels and essential toiletries on hand. You can skip the shower or tub scrub for now – chances are, your guests won't be using them anyway. To add a pleasant aroma, consider lighting a scented candle or using a diffuser.

  2. Tidy Up the Kitchen: As the heart of the home, the kitchen deserves special attention. Instead of tackling deep cleaning tasks, focus on wiping down countertops and surfaces to remove any stickiness. If you have a dishwasher, load it up with dirty dishes and run it for a quick clean-up. For a finishing touch, take out the trash and light a candle to keep the space smelling fresh.

  3. Clear Out the Entryway: Make a good first impression by decluttering your entryway. Gather up backpacks, shoes, and other items that tend to accumulate near the front door. Tackle any mail clutter and replace it with a decorative touch, like fresh flowers or a scented candle. If possible, stash your belongings in a nearby closet to make room for your guests' items.

Remember, don't stress too much about achieving a perfect fake clean. By staying consistent with your regular cleaning routine, you'll find that faking a clean home becomes much easier. And hey, a little clutter is just a sign of a lived-in home. With a bit of creativity and efficiency, you can create a welcoming environment for your guests without breaking a sweat.


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