cleaning house for company

@missybear (11395)
United States
June 10, 2010 6:14am CST
My mom will be here today and as always I wait till the last minute to clean house. The main thing for me is a clean bathroom and no dishes in the sink. I also hide anything that I think she won't like....I leave that up to your imagination. What's the main thing you do before having company?
9 responses
@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
10 Jun 10
Thankfully I'm the type that likes to have a house clean at all times. So for me its just doing a quick clean all over like dusting and vacuuming. I have a bit of OCD at least that is what my family says when it coms to cleaning. I'm one that does not like clutter or messes of any kind. I rather be this way then some people who live with nothing but clothes and garbage all around like on the show "Hoaders." Have a nice visit with your mom.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
10 Jun 10
I can't stand clutter either,I get rid of stuff every so often so things don't get too messy. Plus clutter collects dust and I hate dusting
@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
10 Jun 10
Yes, I also get rid of stuff by having garage sells or just giving stuff away to people who need or want it, like certain charities.
• United States
10 Jun 10
There are a couple of things that really pick up a house quickly! Clean bathrooms and kitchens are two of them and the other is a made bed! It's amazing how a room picks up just with a clean dish or a made up bed!
@missybear (11395)
• United States
10 Jun 10
You're right...when I was a kid I never made my bed but now I make it before I leave for work. It does make a big difference
@missybear (11395)
• United States
10 Jun 10
That's so true, I make my bed before i go to work so I can come home to a nice made bed
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
5 Aug 10
I've got it made, my mama wouldn't care what the house looked like... As for mil, I'd have to clean but not too bad... just dishes, dusting, vaccuming, bathrooms... and made beds.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
6 Aug 10
Those are the main things at my place too
@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
12 Jun 10
I straighten up and spray the febreeze through the house. Just freshen things up a bit. I spray febreeze every couple of days anyway but that's like a finishing touch before company.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
12 Jun 10
That stuff works wonders especially on the sofa's and chairs
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
10 Jun 10
Hey missy! That is so nice that your Mom is coming to see you! I don't want my Mom to come and see me for alot of reasons! There would be too many things for me to hide and one of them would be my bf!lol My apartment is still not ready for visitors except the friends that already know what it looks like! I still have to get the carpet up and out or do something with it since it is ruining the look of all the work that I have put into fixing up the place so far! But, the bathroom being clean and the kitchen are always the most important places to be clean when having company! I hope you have a wonderful visit with your Mom! I am going to have to take that trip down to Florida within the next month again or she just might "surprise" me and come here and that would be a very bad thing!
@missybear (11395)
• United States
11 Jun 10
Well, I passed the mom test. She said it looks really nice and she likes the way I did my little apartment. Now I can make a mess again when she's gone
@weasel81 (2501)
• Australia
10 Jun 10
i got someone coming 2 nite and need to get my b... in gear to make the house tiday at least for them. i agress with everyone else it looks a lot better if we make the effort to clean the house up a bit. can't do much about things when people just call in, but others we can. i might even manage to mop the floor today, it not been done in a while. move a few things about.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
11 Jun 10
I've been trying to get rid of things that I don't need and they just collect dust.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
10 Jun 10
It usually depends on who the company is. If it is someone that I see all the time then I don't worry about what is or isn't cleaned. If it is someone that I haven't seen in a while then I'll vacuum, clean the bathroom, make sure the beds are made, or just close the bedroom doors, make sure there are no dishes in the sink, and maybe dust a little.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
10 Jun 10
Dusting is my worst nightmare. I had company a couple weeks ago and they spend the night and showered in the morning. I wished I would have cleaned my shower but I didn't know they were gonna take one.
@med889 (5958)
10 Jun 10
I clean the hall very well, there are always some places where we miss when we do daily households. So I do a thorough cleaning in the hall, and then the kitchen where there are some relatives who comes in our kitchen and I will make sure the litter bin is empty and the dishes are done too. The bathroom is one of my priority.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
10 Jun 10
I pretty much give up on the dusting, it's like never ending.
• United States
10 Jun 10
my husband loses his mind before company comes. He thinks the house must be immaculate even for family my areas of focus are kitchen, bathroom, dust and vacuum
@missybear (11395)
• United States
10 Jun 10
vacuuming just makes everything look so much cleaner instantly.