10 Easy Ways to Fake a Clean House for the Holidays (PHOTOS)

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Cleaning the house can be annoying. Arguably therapeutic, but super annoying. It's not that you don't want things to be spic 'n' span, but, well, it takes time. A lot of time. Time that during the holidays you don't always have, especially when your mom's begging you to make that one dessert you always make. You know, that one. 


Take my current predicament, for example. Saturday night I'll be having 20 of my closest and oldest friends over for a "Friendsgiving" dinner party. The issue? I have a whole SLEW of errands, things to cook, and hello -- BLACK FRIDAY -- between now and then. So what's an enthusiastic hostess to do? Fake it.

Yeah, you heard me. What if I told you there were a whole bunch of things you could do in less than one hour to make your house appear cleaner than it actually is. Thus I present you with 10 steps to faking a clean house. Don't worry, we won't tell anyone your secrets.

What are your fake-cleaning tips -- or do you go all the way every time?


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