There are a few misguided individuals out there who claim to love cleaning but they are very rare. Most people really hate cleaning and will do anything they can to avoid it. The majority of us don't let their homes get to the kind of state that warrants a reality TV show’s intervention but a home that is lived in usually has more fluff on the floor than in the hoover bag and that is how it should be. If you really are cleaning averse, there are a few good shortcuts you can make to ensure your home can look good for visitors in a jiffy.
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Avoid black rugs
Black rugs can look incredibly stylish but no one would deny that they pick up every little hair and bit of fluff going. Add a light coloured cat or dog and you’re doomed. If you choose a rug as an accent in a living room that doesn’t show the bits, you will always have at least one room where the floor looks good – mid-blue rugs and shaggy rugs are best of all because for some reason they don’t show marks. A shaggy rug looks great with just the occasional shake – but make sure you do it outside if you don't like dusting!
Spray some polish
Just as people ‘eat’ with their eyes, so people judge cleanliness with their noses. If you spray some polish in a room, many people won't notice the dust – their other senses will tell them you have just cleaned in there. Similarly, if you scatter just a small handful of lavender flowers in a long pile rug, as the visitors walk on it, the smell will be released and they will not notice the old takeaway cartons stashed behind the sofa. Actually, they probably will notice that, but there will be a whole lot of other things they won't notice!
Make some toast
There are certain smells that just make a house smell like a home and toast is one of them. Failing that – perhaps toast isn’t the right smell for mid-afternoon, say – put a coffee bean under the grill for a moment or two or, taking your cue from the lavender in the shaggy rug, pop some rosemary under your flat weave kitchen rug and that will also smell gorgeous as if gourmet cooking is going on.