Little Tricks To Make Your Home Appear Tidy (When It's Secretly A Mess)
April 9, 2018
I love spring cleaning and believe me my home in need of it. However this event takes an entire weekend to do. Between a mile long errand list, spring cleaning check lists, and entertaining guests, there's just not enough time for everything. Here's are a few of my tips and tricks to faking a clean house for your guests to save time and energy.
It's the number one place your guests are sure to visit. Take 10minutes to give your bathroom a quickly swipe down. Wipe down the mirrors and countertops, take the trash out, light a candle, sweep/swifer the floor. Take an extra 5 moments to refill the hand soap, put on a full roll of toilet paper, and pull the shower curtain.
CONCEAL THE CLUTTER
Hide dirty dishes in the sink, put extra shoes in the closets along with any dirty clothes. The same trick applies to pulling the shower curtain closed. It makes the room look neater.
I always have a stack of book no matter what room. It adds character. Stack any magazines or books neatly in a pile on the coffee tables. Throw a cozy blanket neatly over the arm of a couch. I have a few in my living room so I like to have them folded neatly in a pile over the back of the couch. If you have the extra time, go to your local farmers market and grab a bundle of fresh flowers. Flowers instantly brighten a room and make for a polished look.
LNES OF SIGHT
Focus on the places where your guests will be spending the most time. If everyone will be sitting in the living room, focus on tidying up the coffee table and anything that falls at eye level. Hosting a cocktail and snacks party? Then your kitchen counters will need to be wiped down and organized looking. Don't stress about dusting the blinds or book shelves if everyone is going to be in the kitchen or dining areas.
TRICK THE NOSE
Real estate agents aren't wrong about baking cookies before showing a home. It tricks me nose into thinking the space is cozy and fresh. I like to light a candle with a soft scent depending on the season. Try florals or citrus for warmer months and earthy spices for the colder ones.