How to Fake Clean Your
French Country Home
You receive a phone call from your best friend asking if she can come over for a while. This is when you want to scream because your house is by no means ready for any guests.
Don’t panic. Take a deep breath and fake clean your home! Company should be welcome even on your home’s worst days! Sometimes we just don’t have time for a full deep home cleaning when we really need our home to LOOK spic and span.
We all get visitors that come on the worst day possible. We all have “those” days when we are not at our best. And our homes have those days too! So if you are having visitors on one of those days, get busy so you can welcome them in with open arms and a fake cleaned home!
Most of the visitors come to our front door and I welcome them into the foyer and living room. Both of which get the fake cleaning done.
LIGHT A SCENTED CANDLE, PUT DIFFUSERS OUT
You can fake out your guest’s noses and have them thinking you have a clean home by lighting a clean smelling candle or diffusing some great ESSENTIAL OILS.
ONLY FAKE CLEAN THE ROOMS YOU WILL BE USING
Because time is of the essence, there's no need to clean your master bedroom and bathroom if no one will be in them.
A LARGE LAUNDRY BASKET IS YOUR BEST FRIEND RIGHT NOW
Start going through the areas where you'll be with your basket, throwing in anything that doesn't belong in the room.
Now tuck the basket away - out of sight - till your guests leave.
THE SWISH AND SWIPE
Take a couple of minutes to do the bathroom swish and swipe! This is my favorite way to clean my bathroom daily!
Wipe down countertops and SINKS. Wipe down the toilet seat and quickly go over the bowl with a brush. This makes your bathroom look fully cleaned and your guests will never know!
I put a couple drops of essential oil on a cotton ball and hide it in the toilet paper roll.
Change out your hand towels.
USE A FEATHER DUSTER
As quickly as you can swipe it over your larger horizontal surfaces, THE SOONER YOUR ROOM WILL BE dust free and actually clean!
FAKE CLEAN THE KITCHEN
Throw all dirty dishes into the dishwasher unless there are clean dishes in it. And in that case, put all dishes in DISH STRAINER and stow them in the laundry room or garage or a closet until company is gone.
Anything else on the counters goes into the LAUNDRY BASKET spoken of above.
Wipe down countertops.
Add a couple drops of essential oil right down your sink. It will help your kitchen smell amazing!
Place a clean dish towel by the sink and you are good to go!
BEFORE YOU OPEN THE DOOR
Put on a little LIPSTICK. Breathe and as you open the door give your visitors your best and most genuine I’m-so-happy-to-see-you smile! You did it! You faked clean your home!
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