It’s 6 p.m. on a Friday night. After a long and strenuous day at the office, you arrive home only to find your place filled with clutter that has been neglected for the past week. For many of us, the weekends are devoted to unwinding – it’s a time for us to recharge and get organized for the week ahead.

For others, weekends are seen as a social opportunity – an opportunity to reconnect with your closest friends and social circles, whether it’s at a local restaurant or in the comfort of your own home. Regardless of your personal weekend agenda, you likely don’t want to spend any amount of time cleaning up. To help you keep tidy for maximum weekend relaxation, here are five tips that’ll help with tidying up, even if you’re pressed for time.

How To Clean Your Home In 10 Minutes Or Less

1. Go Bright & Fresh

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Open the windows and light scented candles throughout your home. Not only will this remove odors, but it will also keep your place looking and smelling its best.

2. Strategic Storage

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Hide unwanted clutter and dirty laundry in a wicker basket, covering the pile with a decorative throw to disguise the items.

3. Quick & Easy Dish Washing

Place your dirty dishes in the dishwasher and select the “quick wash” option. You’ll be happy to have clean glassware for your guests, should they request a cocktail.

4. Purposely Perfect Countertops

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Clean your countertops with an all-purpose cleaning spray, preferably scented. Your visitors will most likely notice your sparkling countertops and will appreciate your attention to detail.

Make Your Bed

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Making your bed is one of the easiest ways to make your home more presentable for guests, especially if you live in a studio apartment. Fluff your pillows and smooth your duvet (fill a spray bottle with water and use it to smooth out the wrinkles, if you have extra time). Add a colorful throw pillow or two for a stylish look.

We would love to know: what are your cleaning tricks?

  • Here is how I approach it: I clean during commercials. Take your favorite 1-hour show and then each time a commercial is on, clean what you can in those 3 minutes. It breaks up the task into smaller tasks and by the time your show is over, you’ve put in a good 20 minutes. I notice that you also hurry more so that 20 minutes is equivalent to 30 minutes of straight cleaning.

  • Angela

    I always think that putting away your mail and other random papers helps to make things look tidy. As well as making sure your guest bathroom is clean and presentable.

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