Maid Service to Keep Your House Clean
There’s nothing worse than the feeling of hearing that car pull in the driveway, those footsteps on the sidewalk, and the inevitable knock-knock-knock on the door. Someone has stopped by unannounced! In panic, you look frantically at the clutter on the kitchen table, the toys in the living room, the floors that have gone unswept for a week or longer, and the layer of dust that seems to cover everything.
You crack the door reluctantly to discover it’s not a traveling salesman or schoolmate of your son’s selling band candy. No, it’s worse. You open the door and come face to face with your friends from down the street! Now what? You can’t keep them outside like you’ve got something to hide…even though you do. You can’t claim you’re sick; you just talked to them on the phone a few hours ago. You can’t even act like you’re on your way out because you’re still in your pajamas and slippers. Oh, what you would give to avoid this situation!
In all actuality, this situation isn’t that difficult to remedy. A few simple steps are all that’s required to keep your home clean and always ready to receive.
1) Keep the common areas in order.
The living room, the kitchen, and the bathroom are considered the common areas of the house. Keep the clutter corralled in the bedrooms, den, closet, or basement; any room where guests don’t normally go is fine. Specifically,
2) The Living Room
This is typically the first room guests – invited or otherwise – will see when they enter your house. Make sure that toys are where they should be – in your child’s room – unless the child is actually sitting on the floor playing with them in which case, it’s okay. Keep the blankets folded and the cushions where they should be. The easiest way to keep the living room in order is to tidy up when you’re done the night before. Few people have the time to clutter the living room in the morning so tidying at night sets you up for the next day.
The kitchen is probably the hardest room to keep in order as it is the hub of the house where all the action takes place. To avoid the problems associated with the surprise visit, it’s important to remember that the kitchen table is not a place to store purses, paper, books, or really, anything else for that matter. Keep the kitchen table clean and clear! Friends who drop by may want to sit at the table rather than on the sofa because it feels more friendly and intimate. Coats and backpacks should not be hung off chair backs. Breakfast dishes should definitely not still be awaiting removal. And the cookie crumbs from last night’s midnight snack should be long gone. Take a few minutes before bed and tidy up. Or if you’ve got the time in the morning, at least put the dirty dishes in the sink.
4) The Bathroom
The bathroom is definitely the one place you want to keep ready to receive. Small, spot cleaning only takes a few moments but can relieve you of the major chore that takes half-an-hour or more. Take a few seconds and wipe the sink when everyone is done in the morning. You don’t want your daughter’s toothpaste residue or your husband’s shaving stubble giving the wrong impression. And, as silly as it may sound, grab some toilet paper and give the area under the toilet seat a quick wipe. You can do this every time you use the facilities to ensure there’s never an issue. Make sure to wash your hands afterward.
At least once a week, give the bathroom a thorough scrubbing using your choice of surface cleaner.
A few moments here and there can help you avoid the panic that accompanies the surprise guest. Now you’ll be calm and relaxed when you hear the knock-knock-knock on the front door and can welcome your guests into your house without regret or embarrassment.
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