Hi, could anyone please link me to the flylady(?) thread about how to get your house sorted in a hurry when you've got visitors coming who you've known about for ages but been sticking your head in the sand Thanks in advance
What's your timescale before they arrive? And are they staying over? If not sleeping at yours do you have a spare bedroom you could put clutter, eg clothes to be laundered/ironed, books, magazines etc.
Concentrate on toilets, bathrooms, kitchen and main sitting area, anything else is a bonus
Set your timer for 15 mins and grab a binbag, clear all surface clutter then when the timers up reassess. All cups, plates etc to kitchen and wash up. Kettle on and make a brew. While drinking walk from the front door around the house and check from dusty skirting boards, tables etc.
Thank you bookworm that's really helpful, I have until Sunday, but am out Saturday and Sunday morning so really just have today and tomorrow! We don't have a spare room but could chuck it all in our bedroom and hope nobody looks in there. Ok, so 15 minutes at a time then reassess. Bin bags, check. Just trying to get baby down for a nap and then I'm off! Thanks
Sorry bookworm! Been so busy. You all really helped me the other day so thank you all. I have done every room in the house apart from our bedroom, which isn't even too bad now. I just needed those specific instructions or I would have been running around panicking and then gone and had a bath or something I have been quite ruthless and recycled and chucked out a lot!