This Speed Clean Your Home post is sponsored by the WD-40 Company and their Spot Shot Instant Carpet Stain Remover brand. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
It’s Summer… and that means visits from family members who are popping in on vacation, friends visiting your children and maybe even strangers popping in to check out that home you have up for sale.
I guarantee one of these situations is happening to you right now.
Which means cleaning your home needs to happen on the fly.
You know after your bestie calls and says she is coming over in 30 minutes and you have last night’s dishes in the sink and your child’s underwear is hanging off the banister.
Time to learn how to speed clean your home and these tips are going to help you do just that.
How to speed clean your home!
First things first, get dressed!
If you are still hanging out in your pajamas you don’t want to clean and realize you have like 1 minute to throw on an outfit.
I’d rather someone see my dirty house than me in my pjs.
Now that you have gotten dressed it’s time to gather all your supplies in a bucket or cleaning caddy.
The last thing you want to do when time is limited is to keep running back to grab something else out from underneath the sink or dragging out the stool to grab it off the top of the rack.
Now the next biggest tip… go grab a laundry basket (or any large basket will work)
I promise it will be your friend.
This little goodie is for every gadget, toy or knick-knack that just doesn’t belong there.
As you make your way around all the rooms pile it up with the stuff that belongs somewhere else.
We do this daily with things that need to go upstairs, but it works great for speed cleaning too.
If you still have time to unload the basket great but if not put it in the closet and deal with it after everyone has taken off.
Now… Here are the must hit spots for each room.
Kitchen and Dining Room:
- Empty and load the dishwasher
- Clean the sink
- Wipe down the counters and table
- If you can see dust then dust.
- Spot Clean your carpets!
No one has time to drag out the big carpet cleaner but Spot Shot Carpet Stain Remover makes it super easy to speed clean your home when you’re in a pinch.
Spot Shot instantly eliminates the toughest stains so if you need to clean up last night’s spaghetti dinner off the carpet or get marker out of the couch. This is your go-to product. It works great for pet stains too.
It’s tough but gentle so that you can keep your carpet fibers looking, well new. Plus it neutralizes those stinky odors and leaves a light fragrance behind in return.
You can’t beat that… no scrubbing and getting rid of the odors and stains. WINNING!!
- Wipe down the sinks.
- Clean the toilet, especially the one that will get used by guests. I will have more tips on this coming soon.
- Hang clean towels for guests to use.
- Pick up all of your dirty clothes and run them to the laundry room. Where you will shut the door and hide it all away.
If your guests need to be in your laundry room then hopefully you are close enough that your dirty laundry isn’t a second thought.
The last thing I always want to do when speed cleaning my home is to take out the trash and run around spraying air freshener or light a candle or two.
Now that you are finished pat yourself on the back because hey you may just have a few seconds to prop your feet up and enjoy your clean home before your guests show up and inevitably make it a mess again.
What are your tips on ways to speed clean your home before guests arrive?
Also, WD-40 would love for you to vote who is the messiest, kids or pets? Go vote and receive a $1 off coupon for Spot Shot