This is a sponsored post with Acorn Influence.
We’re heading into the holiday season, which for us means lots of company coming over. Mostly, that’s company who also has kids, so they get the whole “family with kids” normal clutter.
But, I still don’t want the house to be a mess. Though it’s hard to keep up since there are so many holiday activities. Here are four ways you can fake a clean house:
Toys are relegated to the kids’ rooms/toy room. Look, you go into one of my boys’ rooms, you are taking life into your own hands. And I can roll my eyes and say “Yeah, I told him he needs to clean it.” And that can be the end of it. It’s not that I haven’t cleaned, it’s that the kids haven’t- and their rooms shouldn’t be a majorly trafficked area when company is over anyway.
The garage is good for quick storage. The kids’ backpacks, that big mess of shoes they keep by the door: you don’t need them, put them in the garage in one of those big plastic tubs that are empty thanks to the holiday decorations being out.
Serve lots of yummy food. Pay no attention to that pile of holiday debris in the corner, look at all the yummy treats on the table!
Make your house smell good. If it #SmellsClean, it must be clean, right? This is especially important in the bathroom(Febreze Noticeables are a lifesaver there), but a candle or spray can cover a multitude of kiddie stinks. There are so many holiday scents you can find, like Mrs. Claus’ Apple Pie, Sparkling Spruce, and Apple Cinnamon Cheer.
Febreze, AirWick, Glade, and other air care products can easily be picked up as you’re doing the rest of your shopping since you can find them in places like Walmart- they even have super cute holiday displays right now. During the holidays, if I have to make a special trip for something, it probably isn’t happening.
But it’s super convenient to grab these products to help you fake a clean house!
What’s your best tip for quick clean up during the holidays?