(Closed) QUICK! Company is coming in 30 minutes. What do you clean first?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Quickly clean bathroom sink/empty trash

Pick up living room

Clean kitchen counters – I don’t mind if there are some dirty dishes in the sink, as long as it’s not overflowing.

Take out kitchen trash if necessary

Vacuum.

🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I learned this little trick. Keep an empty laundry hamper. Put everything you want to hide, put it in (that won’t spoil, like dishes) and put the hamper somewhere like a closet, then you have everything you wanted to put away after your company leaves.

If i can vaccum without the dog going crazy.

And the dog toys.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

Ahhhh!  They’re coming!?

1) Tidy the front hall/shoe area

2) Clean off the coffee table (clear it off and light a smell-good candle)

3) Fix the blankets on the couches (we cover them)

4) Put the dishes in the dishwasher

5) Sweep the floor if there’s time!

ETA: Running a cloth along the bathroom sink is a good one, too, but I can usually do that after they arrive without anyone noticing, haha.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

-Bathroom (Wipe everything down)

-Living Room (dust and vaccum)

-Kitchen (wipe counters, sweep floor, put away dishes)

-Hide all the rest 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

1. Tidy up clutter, stick it somewhere like a closet out of sight.

2. Dishes into dishwasher, straighten and wipe off countertops and dining room table; sweep floors

3. Quick clean toilets and sinks/counters in bathrooms, empty trash.

4. Light candles, spray Febreze everywhere, lol.

5. Vacuum if there’s time in the common/main areas.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

1. Bathroom

2. Vaccuum main traffic areas.

3. Quick swip of kitchen counters.

4. Put newspapers and the like in neat piles or throw in the closet if necessary.

BREATHE!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@meg.miles:  Dust? I moved into this house a year ago and I STILL  have not dusted!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Agh I hate when this happens because I am SUCH a neat freak!

– Tidy up, clutter goes in a basket, in a closet, out of sight

– Quick clean up of bathroom: empty trash, wipe down counters, sink, mirror, toilet, change hand towel, light candle

-Clean up kichen — empty dishrack, wipe down counters, light candle

– Living room- clean off coffee table, pick up dog toys, fold blankets, fluff pillows

-Close bedroom doors! LOL

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

1-un clutter the living room and light a candle

2- take care of the dishes

3- clear counter space of junk mail/papers/ hats/ pocket knives/ etc

4- pull out a few of the decorative pillows and throw them on the couch ( we keep them up because of the dog)

5- quickly tidy guest bathroom and throw a candle in there!

 

In my mind candles + less clutter = clean! haha

Post # 12
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5668 posts
Bee Keeper

Press button on Roomba

Quick bathroom clean (mirrors, sink, etc)

Wipe down the kitchen and put dishes in the dishwasher

Tidy living room

Take out garbage/change cat litter tray (if I still have time, our litter box is self cleaning)

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

the toilet and bathroom sink, so they think we’re just cluttered instead of slovenly pigs

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

  1. Make the bed (I’m in a studio, so you can see it from the whole apartment)
  2. Put clothes away
  3. Wipe down kitchen sink
  4. Wipe down bathroom sink/make sure there is toliet paper
  5. Put any offending stray items in the closet – and then put them away properly when company leaves! 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Aure:  and i just googled what a roomba is, and i need one desperately! 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@KT808:  We live in the desert so we have to dust several times a week

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