Wipe clean any exposed surfaces. Use a wet cloth to run over the surfaces in your house – particularly in the kitchen and on any tables that guests might use. Forget about dusting shelves or in bedrooms that guests are unlikely to see.
Hide any obvious stains. Ideally, treat any upholstery or carpet stains with a specific stain removal cleaner. If you don’t have time, drape or move objects over the top of unsightly stains and hope they don’t get noticed by your guests.
Clean the toilet. No guest wants to be confronted with a stinky or stained loo. It’s easy to use Domestos Thick Bleach to clean your toilet, and you can also use Cif Bathroom Wipes to quickly wipe down other surfaces. Just read the directions on the label and test any product in a small area first.
Empty the rubbish bins. Overflowing bins are definitely a no-no! Do this just before your guests arrive.
Vacuum the floors. Make sure your guests don’t find your carpet’s crunchy underfoot! This should be the very last task on your list. Be sure to get up all the crumbs and dust dislodged by your quick tidy-up.