Friday, January 29, 2010

How to Clean Your House in 5 Minutes or Less

We have all had those times when we find out that company is coming over last minute.  Horrified, you run through the house trying to tidy up a little bit.  So, in my quest to occasionally prove useful, I figured I would share a few of my tips on how to clean your house in 5 minutes or less.

  • Put the dishes in the dishwasher.  Don't worry about neatness, just throw 'em in.  Or, stack the mountains of dishes neatly in the sink.  You know, a neat mess is impressive.
  • Close the doors.  I use this one on the kiddos' room all the time.
  • Throw the dirty laundry in that room with the closed door.
  • Spray something that smells good.  Out of air freshener?  No worries, dog perfume works just as well.
  • If all else fails, grab yourself a drink, plop down on the couch and look scared to touch anything.  Then just introduce yourself as a guest in the house and look slightly horrified by the mess you are being subjected to.


  1. Hey Cole! Just poppin' in from SITS! This post totally cracks me up! I have a candle handy at all times for just such emergencies! I've also been know to tell people my toilet is broken to keep guests out of the bathroom, lol! :)

  2. You and I clean the house the exact same way! Spraying a nice scent or lighting candles always helps!! If the house smells good it must mean it's clean!! Right?

  3. I love the dog perfume idea! Funny. I often hide things upstairs where no one goes it's the same as closing doors, stuffing closets works too!

  4. Love it!!!!!

    The last one is the best ;-)

    Stopping by from SITS!

    Jenn from Blonde Ambition

  5. This is my kind of cleaning! I think we'd get along well. :) Thanks for stopping by Typing One Handed.

  6. This is too freaking funny! I loved it!

  7. LOL...Love these and like everyone else,especially the last one. I'm popping in from Shel's blog.


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