Your in-laws just called and are on their way over with take-out dinner! You haven't even cleaned up the lunch dishes yet in the kitchen; what do you do? MOLLY MAID, which provides house cleaning services across Canada, provides these quick tips to get your kitchen guest-ready in under 15 minutes:

  • Put dirty dishes into the dishwasher or wash by hand, dry and put them away.
  • Wipe spills off the stovetop, counters, kitchen table and appliances (remember to wash the appliance handle too).
  • Sweep or vacuum the floor, spot-washing as necessary.
  • Light a scented candle or take a flowering plant from another room and use it as a centrepiece.

Check back next week for tips on how to quick clean the bathroom.