Do it: Mop the kitchen floor
Make sure your floors are clean enough that your guests aren’t scared to walk around without shoes on. “There’s nothing worse than walking into the kitchen and feeling like you’re stepping on crumbs or something sticky,” says Laura Bonucchi, director of interior design for Designed to SELL Homes, LLC. Check out these tips for cleaning hardwood floors and these tips for cleaning vinyl floors.
Do it: Wipe down the bathroom
“Houseguests are definitely going to notice bathrooms because they’re going to be using them,” says Maeve Richmond, founder and coach of organizing company Maeve’s Method. “It’s a good opportunity to look and see what the bathroom looks like, because that’s an area people take for granted. It’s hard to look at a bathroom with fresh eyes on a day-to-day basis.” Don’t go crazy, but absolutely make sure that the sink and toilet are clean, and that there’s toilet paper. (These are ways you might be cleaning your bathroom all wrong.)