“Oh no! They’re almost here – and there’s still so much cleaning left to do!”

Ever had these thoughts before having people over?

Maybe you invited them over and put off cleaning until the last moment, or you were just too busy with work all week, and the idea of a deep home cleaning was the last thing on your mind.

We get it! Life gets in the way, and before you know it, you find yourself overwhelmed, without knowing where to begin.

So, now the big question is, how do you clean your house in a jiffy? 

Well, it’s not as hard as you might think – it comes down to a few simple steps. 

Book A Same-Day Cleaning Service

If you have a couple of hours to spare, the easiest thing to do is book a home cleaning service that can come to your house the same day. 

Professional cleaning services can clean up your home in a very short span of time – while you continue doing other tasks that you have on hand. 

Booking a professional home cleaning service is also an excellent option for people who are simply too busy to take care of their homes the way they’d want to. 

If any areas require special attention, the professional cleaners will point them out to you – so you can schedule a deep clean at your convenience. 

For example, at NexDo, we offer various cleaning services that range from a simple couch cleaning service to a full-blown home deep cleaning. 

Plus, with our flexible timings, you’ll practically be able to book our services anytime you need!

Prioritise Your Time with Cleaning!

When you’re really pressed for time, it makes sense to only focus your attention on the rooms or areas of your home that will be in use – or that need the most attention. 

Figure out where you will be hosting your company and tackle those areas first. 

However, if it’s general cleaning you’re concerned about and you don’t have time to clean everything up daily, you can try to spruce up different areas each day.

For example, cleaning your living and dining room one day, handling the bathrooms the next and so on. 

Get Rid Of Clutter

If you have a lot of bills, papers and other unwanted items piled up over your tables and surfaces, your home will look cluttered – which leads to a general unkempt and untidy feel. 

By clearing out as much clutter as possible, you can instantly change the way the room looks – and will make it easier to clean in the future. 

Walkthrough each room one at a time and 

Go through your home, one room at a time, and get rid of things you know you do not need anymore. You can always sell or donate these items – or if they are of no use, recycle or throw them away.

Avoid quick fixes like storing these items under beds or in the back of closets since it will make it hard to find them again and make it even harder to sort through and clean out in the future. 

Swipe Away Dirt From Surfaces

One of the most overlooked cleaning tasks is the simple dusting of surfaces. We usually vacuum our floors and call it a day; however, dirt and dust settle quickly on the tops of cupboards, shelves, and other furniture pieces. 

So, in a pinch, go over any furniture pieces your guest will use, be it tables to eat on or chairs and sofas. 

If you don’t have time for a complete bathroom cleaning, you can give them a super quick and easy clean. Simply spray your sink, bathtub/ shower, and toilet with a disinfectant spray. Let it sit for a few minutes before wiping it down. 

Do the same in your kitchen as well, paying attention to all high-touch areas like fridge handles, countertops, and the kitchen sink. 

Finish With Floorings

Once you’ve moved things out of the way and dusted surfaces, it’s time to clean up your floors. 

If you have a large area to cover, using a vacuum cleaner is your best bet. However, if there isn’t much to take care of, then even a broom will do. 

For rooms with carpeted floors, this is all you need to do; however, when it comes to tiled floors, once you’ve gotten rid of all the surface debris, you should give your floor a quick once-over with a mop and a little cleaning solution and water mixture to get that sparkly look. 

Make sure you pay special attention to your bathroom floors and entryways too. 

Pro tip: As you dust and mop, open up your windows to ventilate these rooms to help bring a pleasant and fresh smell into your home!

Get Organising And Prep Rooms As Needed! 

Now you can see the finish line. The final step in a quick home cleaning is to make sure you add those finishing touches and show your guests that you’ve paid attention to those little details. 

This means you could fluff up your couch cushions to make them more inviting, make sure there are toilet paper rolls in your bathrooms and towels for your guests to dry their hands on, and of course, snacks and drinks at the ready!

Regular home cleaning for the future

So this whirlwind of cleaning was probably a stressful experience. Sure, you got it done on time, but it doesn’t always have to be this way. 

The best way to make sure your home is always looking its best is to 

use these tips and tricks and keep up with regular cleaning activities. 

It would be best to combine general home cleanings like vacuuming around the house and cleaning up bathrooms once a week with intermittent home deep cleanings. This ensures that there is no build-up of dirt, dust, and grime anywhere in your home. 

For a thorough home deep clean, look around and find a professional home cleaning service that suits your needs, and book as needed!