Tammy, that is a very good article about having company space. When I was growing up, when company was coming, we could straighten up in just a few minutes. The one thing I always wanted was a clean bathroom, foyer, neat living room, and clear kitchen table.
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Aptly named, 'Cleanscape' keeping your household landscape clean!
The secret is and always will be, everything has a place and you keep it in its place. It makes deep cleaning go faster when you don't have to pick up everything before you get started. The problem is, it is hard to do. We have too much stuff and it never has a home of its own. Stuff takes over our home. And, we have big homes so we can accumulate a lot of stuff.
Well we have company coming over today for dinner and the house is a giant mess So luckily they are family members who won't mind the mess - or at least won't say anything about it. Still it would be nice if it was a *little* cleaner in here for them.
My grandson's first birthday is being celebrated tomorrow, at my house. My daughter informed me today there will be 13 children of various ages and their parents! She'll be over to decorate and set up but all I have left is to mop the kitchen floor. Of course, I stashed a ton of papers in a closet but that's OK. That is my biggest problem, too many piles of papers.
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For company deep cleaning isn't really called for - that is where surface cleaning comes in. Shine surfaces, hide stacks of clutter, open some windows for 20 minutes to allow stale scents out and fresh air in and make sure the guest bathroom isn't gross.
I also love to make some yummy baked something with apples. I take their little peels and cores and boil them with some spices like cinnamon, cloves, garam masala, or 5 spice powder. It makes almost invites people in with just the smell.
Plus if you stay up on daily cleaning then the only thing you have to do for company cleaning is RELAX!! The work has already been done. (unless they are staying the night and then sheet washing/refreshing and other miscellaneous cleaning might be in order!!)