How to Fake-Clean Your House, Because Who Has Time to Do It For Real?
If you're a parent of young children, two things about your home are probably true. One, you spend more time in your house than ever, and two, you have even less time to keep it clean. This becomes clearer (and yet somehow more clutter-filled) than ever around the holidays, when visitors are abundant and time is even more scarce. If hiring a cleaning lady isn't in your budget, don't fear. We have some supereasy tips to fake a clean house in such an expert way that not even your very observant mother-in-law will notice. Follow these steps, and Grandma and Grandpa, the ladies attending your cookie exchange, and the parent at your next play date will be convinced you've spent hours scrubbing, dusting, and mopping. Here's a room-by-room breakdown.