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Whether it's work, family or passion projects, life has a way of making us just a little too busy to keep our homes looking spotless. If you find yourself with a no-so-perfect house and guests are on the way, don't sweat it. Turn to five quick cleaning hacks that will make it look like you spent the day cleaning and still had time to perfect the appetizers.

How to Make the House Clean + Tidy

Wipe Down the Glass

Wipe Glass

To make the most of your time, target problem areas that tend to catch the eye like your glass with its all-too-visible smudges.

The BLACK+DECKER Powered Squeegee Vac, with its built in spray and powered squeegee, quickly cleans glass tables, mirrors and windows. Keep it charged with a micro USB and let its built-in sprayer do the work for you.


Vacuum the Common Areas

Vacuum Common areas

If you're having company, it's never a bad idea to give your high-trafficked floors a quick once-over with the BLACK+DECKER SMARTECH™ Cordless Lithium 2-IN-1 Stick Vacuum (Eggplant Purple).

Since a lot of socializing revolves around the couch, detach the cordless hand vac and give the cushions a five-minute vacuuming to clean up the crumbs, hair and lint.


Speed-Dusting

Speed Dusting

A little dusting is one of the quickest, easiest ways to make your house look tidier in a hurry.

Hand each member of the family a duster and speed-dust common problem areas that draw attention. Make sure to hit bookshelves, coffee tables, end tables, your entertainment console and the windowsills for a put-together look.


10 Minutes of Steam

10 min steam

With the BLACK+DECKER 10-n-1 Steam-Mop™ with Fresh Scent, steaming your tile, stone and sealed wood floors using a microfiber pad eliminates the need to fuss with chemicals.

When you use the Burst of Steam button, you can charge through tough stains. The Steam-Mop's scent tab releases lemon-fresh scent while you clean.


The Final Touches 

Final Touches

If you have five minutes before your company arrives, then you have time to hand-vacuum your lampshades, fuzzy hand towels and speakers with your SMARTECH™ Cordless Lithium 2-IN-1 Stick Vacuum detachable hand vac.

The few finishing touches can really bring the space together. Before the guests arrive, finish your outfit by using a lint-roller before you open the door and let the party in.