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5-Minute Cleaning Tips to Fake a Clean House

Cutting corners never looked so great.
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We’ve all gotten that text from a neighbor saying she’s popping over to return the cooking spray she borrowed. Or a call from a friend explaining she’s in your neighborhood, and wonders if you’re going to be around. And...the house is a wreck. What can you do, besides telling them to come around dusk, when the dust will be harder to see? Plenty!

The ground rules: Hit the bathroom first, then pick the battles that bother you the most. And stay focused. Your goal is to turn a less-than-clean home into a perfectly presentable one, stat. Choose from these 14 clever, easy ideas to come up with your personal five-minute plan.

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