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Lazy Ways to "Clean" Your House

I am not a great housewife.  In case you somehow missed that in all the posts I have written (or not written rather) this month.

But there are a couple of things that make it look like your house is cleaner than it is.


  • Shut everything.  Your house looks a lot cleaner if the cabinets are shut.  Same goes for the shower curtain.
  • Make your bed.  Your room instantly looks much tidier.
  • Collect all the dirty laundry in one place.  In my house this 2 minutes of work makes both bedrooms, the bathroom and the living room look much better.
  • Stack the dishes.  My husband actually tricks me with this one quite often and it annoys the crap out of me.  Because if you take all the dishes around the kitchen (or house if you are as bad at housewifery as I am) and stack them in and right next to the sink the kitchen looks about a thousand times cleaner, without actually doing work.  Then I am all happy cause Michael cleaned up the kitchen for me, only to find that actually he just made the bottoms of all my plates as gross as the tops.  But if you have company coming over this is a great trick.
  • Stack papers.  I LOVE stacks.  They make things look neat and tidy, even if the stack is really a combination of magazines, bills, junk mail and McDonald's napkins.  
  • Run the vacuum.  This actually only helps the house look cleaner if you have colored carpets that show every little thing that is on them.  Thankfully I now have a nice tan colored carpet, so it can have some hair and crumbs on it and no one can tell.  
  • Dump your clean laundry on your bed.  Unless you are someone that actually folds and puts away laundry in a timely manner.  Then you probably don't have random piles of laundry on your couches and chairs.
So next time you have company coming over and your house is in no shape to entertain, take 10 minutes to cheat clean your house.  Or do like I do and spend the whole time actually doing the dishes and not having your house look any cleaner when your friends arrive.

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