How to Clean Your Home Quickly Before Guests Come Over (PHOTOS)

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Sigh. If you're anything like me, you always think having people over sounds like a great idea -- until those few hours before they show up when you're frantically trying to straighten up the house. It never fails -- somehow we always wind up cleaning right up until the very last minute.

No matter how hard we try and carve out extra time to get everything in tip top shape before a get-together, it always seems like there just aren't enough hours in the day. So we have to get a little creative when it comes to "faking" a clean house before entertaining.

Check out these photos to see a few easy ways to clean up your home quickly so guests will never realize a mess existed.

Do you have any fast cleaning tips to share?

 

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SNAPA SNAPA

I do the Dump Room, but my DH does the Bag trick.  I hate the Bag trick.  He puts EVERYTHING in it--can never find the stuff I need plus he mixes it all up.  Hell!  He would put my poor cat and all her stuff in a bag if he could--but he knows I will scratch his eyes out if he touches one lil' sweet hair of hers and her toys/food bowls.

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