Party Prep: 15 Tips for Speed Cleaning Your Home

Guest coming over for your big party? Our clever cleaning tips will get your house in order ASAP. (16 Photos)

Jennifer Kantor on Nov 25, 2013 at 8:03AM

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Party Prep: 15 Tips for Speed Cleaning Your Home

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Follow the Party Path

To hit your cleaning hotspots, take a walk in your guests’ shoes. “Think about the flow,” says Johnson. “Stop at each door. Is something out of place? You want to stand there a minute and see what your guests are going to see.” Starting from the front door, follow the party path with some all-purpose spray and a pair of microfiber cloths, dusting and wet wiping up rings and things as you go. Use a Dust Buster to pick up noticeable debris in high-traffic areas, like in front of your big screen television, and follow up with a quick wipe with a wet Swiffer. And don’t forget to look up and check for cobwebs on light fixtures.

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