Always Ready for Guests

by Amy Gordon
(last updated April 28, 2014)

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Another article written on this site mentions what must be done to in an emergency cleaning situation. If you have guests that are going to come over, you need to make sure that any room that they are going to go into is at least somewhat presentable. One room that you can almost guarantee that a least one guest will go into is the bathroom. As you well know, the bathroom is one of the harder rooms to clean in the house. When you are doing it at the last minute, so many things will be on your mind, you will want to be ready so you can just scrub away as soon as you know that you need to.

The best way to be prepared to is to place some cleaning supplies under the kitchen sink. Make sure you have a clean rag, paper towels, and an all purpose cleaner. Every bathroom should also be equipped with a toilet bowl brush. That way, if you find out at the last minute that you have to clean out the bathroom, you will not have to go around trying to find all the cleaning supplies that you need.

You will be amazed how great this trick will work. Sometimes you are given very little notice that a guest will be coming over, but other times you will be given no notice at all. If, for example, your friend shows up completely unexpectedly, there will be no time to clean. Even if they happen to see a cluttered living room, it is much more embarrassing for them to see a dirty bathroom. So if someone comes over unexpectedly, just excuse yourself to the bathroom, and all the cleaning supplies you could possibly need will be right there under the sink. If they are not there, you will not have the opportunity to find all the supplies that you need.

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Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

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2014-06-26 09:21:13

JJ

Bad idea to use paper towel to clean with; that is environmentally UN-friendly. Cleaning rags are better; they can be washed and re-used dozens of times. Old socks and cotton T-shirts make ideal rags.


2014-06-25 12:41:40

AGordon

I can relate! I have two things to suggest: First, whenever a mess happens, try to clean it up before moving on. By cleaning up any messes before doing something new, you not only teach your kids an important skill, but you also give them a sense of consequences for their actions. Of course kids should make messes sometimes, but the cleaning afterward is simply a fact of life.

Secondly, since that won't always be possible, lower your standards! You have children; you can't be expected to have a perfect house. I like to make sure I have one clean space for guests, where the kids don't bring any toys. I actually made sure I could have a separate entertaining space when I bought my house!

In the end, it's just difficult to keep clean with kids - especially small ones. Do what you can to tidy one room each day, and give yourself a break. Parents don't need unreasonable standards!


2014-06-25 06:27:01

cnothy

How to keep my house clean if I have maany kids around. They alwaz mess up. Where to start?


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