How To Fake A Clean House
Essentials|September 2015
How To Fake A Clean House
Last-minute visitors? For a faux-spotless home in minutes follow these easy cheats - just dont open any cupboards afterwards.
Stephanie Lowe

No one’s house is permanently immaculate, right? We’re all super busy  and time poor, many of us with jobs to  go to, families to feed and children to look after. The odd cheat here and there – especially when unexpected house guests are due – is more than understandable. After all, who needs to know? Here are our super-speedy tricks to fool visitors into thinking your house is always this tidy!


Remember that guests are left totally unsupervised in the loo with no distractions – meaning a fake clean here is an absolute necessity. 

Give the mirrors a once-over with a damp cloth to rid them of those stubborn toothpaste splashes.

Shake the bath mat into the tub, then rinse away – it will look freshly vacuumed.

Clean taps the easy way by mixing equal parts of water and white vinegar in a spray bottle, then spritz over taps and wipe clean with a damp cloth.

And remove those ancient magazine issues next to the loo – the royal wedding was in 2011!


Flipping your couch cushions really is an instant way to a couch that looks brand new. Simply reserve the clean side for guests only – keeping that red wine stain for the eyes of the one who spilled it – just don’t forget to flip them back once your guests have gone to make sure they stay stain free. 


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September 2015