If you have ever received a phone call or text warning of a surprise visit, then you know the panic as you race around the house trying to tidy up. We've all been there and it can be incredibly stressful. But it doesn't have to be stressful. You can have a plan in place for moments just like this – make your emergency cleanup plan and rest easy knowing you kind of expect the unexpected.
The first job to tackle is dusting and rubbish removal. Start with rubbish removal by carrying an empty bin bag around your common areas to clear away any clutter or rubbish. You can grab a microfibre cloth and wipe every surface you pass as you pass it. You don't need to worry about separating the rubbish from the recycling, you can tuck the bag away somewhere your guests won't see it and sort it out later.
There isn't time for a detailed cleaning so you have to prioritise. The main areas to focus on are the living room because it's presumably where you will entertain your guests, the guest bathroom, and the kitchen. Give each room a once over and concentrate where the need for cleaning is obvious. You have already dusted and de-cluttered, and now you can take a cloth around with a spray cleaner to wipe down those surfaces.
The bathroom is probably the most noticeably unclean area so focus on it. As long as it's well-equipped and spotlessly clean, your guests won't suspect anything is amiss. Give the taps and fixtures a quick wipe, clean the toilet, empty the bin, and put out fresh towels.
You aren't dealing with a normal situation so don't worry about giving cleaning products an accurate contact time. Spray what you need to, go back and wipe it down, and move on to the next job. If you are hosting company for the first time, they may want to see more of your home. In this case, you need to get all hands on deck and assign people to clean their rooms quickly. This is the one situation where stuffing things in cupboards and closets is a-okay! And anywhere you don't get to, simply close the door and keep it out of bounds.
The final job is mopping and vacuuming. You don't need to vacuum and mop the whole house, but you should mop the bathroom and kitchen and vacuum the entryway and living room where you plan to entertain. Forget about hauling out attachments and vacuuming the curtains, focus on your floors. As long as your home is reasonably tidy, most guests will find it perfectly presentable.
Visit the 360 Smart Life Shop
What if you had a handy little helper that could handle all the mopping and vacuuming while you run around and tackle the rest of the work? The good news is – you can visit the 360 Smart Life Store and invest in a magic little helper who can do just that. Whatever your budget, there is a smart vacuum perfect for you.
If you want to invest in a robot that vacuums visit the Smart Life Store to shop for a wide variety of automatic vacuum cleaners. Whether you prefer the 360 S9 Vacuum, the S8 Plus, the S10 or the C50, there is something for every budget and home size. A robot sweeper can ride to the rescue in the event of unexpected guests, but you can program it in the 360 robot app to handle daily cleaning as well. What better way to keep your home clean than with a helper who will do it for you?
The S9 auto vacuum cleaner is a sleek, sporty design that comes in at a lower price point than the S10, but still offers all of the same benefits. The design is fully automatic and switches over to mop seamlessly once the vacuum cycle is complete. It can tell the difference between carpeting and hard floors and you can operate it via the app, by remote control, or even your smart home system if you have one. It offers multi-floor mapping, 3D vision, and high-end navigation technology so it can easily navigate your home.
If you have a more modest budget to work with, the 360 C50 is an excellent choice for a cheap robot vacuum. The C50 is an automatic vacuum cleaner and mop all in one. With its smart navigation system, it offers highly efficient cleaning and tracks where it has been to avoid overlap and ensure improved coverage. It's compatible with your smart home system, but you can also operate it via the app and by remote control. Use the app to set a schedule that works for you. If you aren't quite ready to branch out into the world of 360 robot vacuums, you can check out Store 360's cordless vacuum cleaner instead.