Have you ever wished to make your home look clean without cleaning? There are some tips which you can use to fake clean your home that will help to make it appear clean and tidy without taking much effort!
You are going for the clean look, rather than actually cleaning. Whilst this might sound like a great idea, there are no actual shortcuts when it comes to cleaning, you do have to put in the work!
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How To Fake Clean Your Home
This is great if you need to really get your home to look clean without the time to actually do the cleaning!
- Hiding is your best method
- Straighten the room
- Clean the toilet
The best thing to do is to hide the clutter if you haven’t washed the dirty dishes but you don’t want someone to see them, hiding is an option. But you must remember to wash them up after the person leaves!
Straighten the room, this means picking things up off the floor and straightening any objects that would distract the eye, cushions or a throw put neatly instantly tidies a room!
The one area you should never fake clean is the toilet, it is a really quick task, but one of the most important tasks you can do.
Why Fake Clean Your Home
Sometimes it is about getting that feeling of being organized and on top of things. If you sometimes need to fake the clean home to make you feel good and to make you feel like you are managing, then do it!
If there is an emergency when you have just 5 minutes to make something look presentable, then that is OK.
It is about making you feel good and not embarrassed by your home!
If You Fake Clean
If you find yourself fake cleaning regularly, this could indicate you have a problem.
You are not spending adequate time actually cleaning and this can become a problem.
Fake cleaning your home is OK if it is for an emergency or for sanity reasons, but you still need to tackle your cleaning, it is, unfortunately, a part of life.
If you are lucky enough to afford to pay someone to clean for you, this might be an option, but it is still something you must organize and ensure that the cleaning’s carried out successfully.
Turn Fake Cleaning Into Cleaning
If you notice you are hiding things, just for appearance sake, it might be time to consider ways in which you take action to tackle your cleaning.
- Wash up after each meal
- Get into the habit of spending a few minutes a day tidying up
- Put things away when you have finished with them
- Putting laundry into the laundry basket and not on the floor
By actively doing these tasks daily, you are no longer fake cleaning, you are actually doing the cleaning.
These tasks will help you start formulating a cleaning schedule, one that is suitable to meet your needs.
You will learn how to clean really fast, this is perfect if you are new to cleaning and you are beginning to realize that you don’t like cleaning!
How To Make Your House Look Cleaner
The easiest way to make your house look cleaner is to clean it! The more you clean the easier it is to keep on top of all the cleaning!
Break up your cleaning into small and more manageable chunks, this way you aren’t cleaning for hours. When you are dealing with cleaning tasks quickly and with minimal effort, it looks like you home never needs cleaning.
However, you are cleaning regularly and this means you are keeping on top of all the tasks that you need to do.
I hate spending hours doing one thing, I like to do things and just get them done. This is just one reason why I love speed cleaning!
It is cleaning as fast as you can, obviously, this is not going to happen if you are spending too long dusting each item.
However, the more you clean the less dust and dirt will accumulate and this will mean that you can speed up your cleaning routine further!
Therefore, if you are in need to quickly tidy up your home, you might need to practice hiding some of your items so things look clean and tidy. However, it is important that if you have hidden the washing up, that you do take the time to actually do it and not leave it in the hiding place for days!
Use a fake clean as an emergency, don’t use it as a survival method to keep on top of your housework!
What is your best tip to help fake clean your home? Comment below!
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