Cleaning Tips

Quick Tips for a Last-Minute Cleanup

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Having our family, friends, or SOs visit us is always a joyous occasion that promises a ton of fun and great memories. However, if you’re not in a habit of cleaning regularly or having pro house cleaners from Logan do it for you, you may find yourself in a bit of a predicament (to put it mildly).

Panic intensifies as you scramble around the house, picking things left and right, frantically looking for a place to stuff it all in. Then your gaze catches the sink and a mound of dishes in it. Then, you remember your bathroom is less than presentable. Then… well, you get the point.

In situations like these, it is easy to spiral out of control, and fast, at that. Don’t – last-minute cleaning can be made swift, effective, and above all stress-free. This guide will be your starting point so, without further ado, let’s dive in.

How do you clean up a mess fast

How do you clean up a mess fast?

Regardless of the size, scope, or urgency of your cleaning efforts, it all boils down to one thing: saving time and energy. In other words – being organized. That’s all there is to it and, in this instance, that need is just a bit more pronounced.

Therefore, the first thing you should do is – stop. Take a breather, calm down, and then do a quick swoop around the house. Make a mental note (or a real one, even better) of areas that need addressing. Don’t go into too much detail, there’s no need or time for that now. See, note, move on – that’s it.

Priority: Essentials

Now that you have a good idea of what needs to be done, it is time to narrow down your plan of attack. Note which areas your guests will be visiting, where they’ll be spending most of the time, and where you’ll be spending a lot of time while hosting. In most cases, this will leave you with three main focus areas:

  • The living room or kitchen is where you’ll probably be spending most of your time, so one of these will be your #1 priority.
  • The bathroom is a close second, seeing how everyone will have to use it at one point.
  • Entryway is the third, since everyone will have to pass through it to reach the main gathering space, and you want them to feel welcome and comfortable right from the get-go.

At this point, you’ll have to make a few more considerations:

  • If your guest(s) will be spending the night, that automatically places the bedroom (or assigned sleeping area) at the top of the priority list. If not, you can freely ignore it (in this situation, of course).
  • If you’ll be preparing food or if you use the kitchen as a gathering place, then it goes to the top of the list automatically.

The Plan of Attack

Once you know what needs to be done it’s all about being efficient, and you can do that by streamlining certain aspects of the cleaning process:

  • Keep tools and cleaning agents within arm’s reach so you don’t have to waste your time going back and forth whenever you need something;
  • Have cleaning cloths readily available (microfiber, preferably) but use a different set for each room.
  • Use a multi-surface cleaner, as it helps save a lot of time since you don’t have to switch things up every time.

Declutter first

The point of this decluttering is not to actually declutter; it is to help you navigate so you can clean them more efficiently. Therefore, all you need to do is gather all the out-of-place items and move them where they won’t be in your way. If time allows it, you can go back and do proper decluttering.

Spot clean

You don’t have to go all out and do a complete deep cleaning. Focus on high-traffic, high-touch, and visible areas that will make the biggest impact, such as tables, countertops, and pretty much the entire bathroom. With this in mind, here’s a bonus tip: Disinfectant wipes are your best friend!

It’s OK to cheat (a little)

Typically, rooms need an hour or two to fully air out and refresh. If you have that much time – great! If not, you can employ “proven” cheat techniques such as lightly scented natural cleaners, air fresheners, essential oils, or scented candles to quickly and easily give the space a finishing touch and that “zing” it needs.

Where can I find dedicated house cleaners near me in Logan, OH?

Quick Tips for a Last-Minute Cleanup

Never again get yourself in a situation where you need to clean in a hurry! With Real World Cleaning Service, your home can always look and feel its best, without you having to lift a finger. Whether you need us to deep clean your kitchen, sanitize your bathroom, or give the entire home a complete makeover, our highly trained and experienced crew will do the job right and in record time. Reach out to us today and see why we’re among the most sought-after cleaners on either side of the Hocking River!