Let’s face it; sometimes we get caught with both ourselves and our home in complete and total disarray. Some days, things just go wrong. That’s why when there’s an unexpected phone call from a friend or neighbor who wants to pop by unexpectedly, it can be enough to cause a panic attack. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. The good news is that you can graciously welcome friends and family into your home with only minutes’ notice and still feel proud of your overall presentation. In fact, you can spruce up both your appearance and the house in as little as a half hour. It just takes a few minor adjustments.
As for the home, you might be wondering if I’m going to ask you to walk around after your children and pick up everything they throw down at all times. We all know that theory is a lost cause. Instead, get yourself some inexpensive toy hampers to stash in the front room closet. This makes for a readily accessible area to throw all the clutter just before the company arrives. By purchasing multiple hampers and labeling them according to the clutter that can usually be found in the living room, you can make it a straightforward, fast process to straighten up the front room in no time. Label a hamper for shoes, toys, clothes and videos and you should be all set. Once your company leaves, your closet will already have the mess pre-arranged for easy organization and you will feel much better than you otherwise would have without these tips.