Ok, so it’s the weekend and you received messages from your friends informing you that they will come over, or better yet, you’re selling your home and your agent called to tell you that some prospective buyers are interested in a viewing over the weekend! Now, you realize that your house is not ready for guests yet. There’s clutter everywhere and everything looks like a total mess. What are you going to do?
Wether you live in a manufactured house for rent and the owner needs access right away for a sale or you own your own property and are hoping to sell it soon, one of the things that will surely make you panic is the thought of having some friends or strangers come over. But before you panic and start cleaning up like crazy or worst, ask your friends not to come over, or cancel the viewing, keep calm and find out the ways on how you can make your home guest ready in an instant.
Start with the three Ts (Tabletop, TV and Toilet)
If you wish to make your house look clean in an instant, then it is recommended that you clean the three T’s. These are your tabletop, TV and toilet. You may think why would in the earth will you clean your television. Well, this is because your television room is the center of your living room and a dirty television is easily noticeable for guests. Wipe off any dust that you can find in the surfaces of your home. The toilet is a bit self explanatory.
Clean up the dirty dishes
In the event that you have no time to wash the dirty dishes, the best thing that you can do is hide it! No matter how well you cleaned your kitchen counters, your home will never look welcoming when there are dishes in the sink. As a simple and fast solution for this, it is recommended that you hide the dishes in your oven and pray that someone won’t catch you doing it!
Stash you stuff
For the quickest clean up step, grab your laundry basket and go around each and every area of your home. Gather all items that doesn’t belong to that certain area and place it in the laundry basket. Keep the basket in a private room that your guests will not visit.
Get rid of dust.
Instead of getting your cleaning tools out of your storage, it is best that you slip a piece of sock over your hands and run your hands on all the dusty surfaces of your home. This is one great way to get rid of dust fast.
Turn on the oil burner.
If you really wish to make your house ready for guests, then you have to make sure that it smells good. If you have an oil burner, then pour in your favorite scent and turn the burner on. If you have none, then we recommend that you light up some scented candles. A great smell is surely a nice touch to your clean looking home!
These tips can surely make your house guest ready instantly, and will help you with those “last minute” appointments when trying to sell your home!