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If you’re feeling as though time is running away from you with Christmas rapidly approaching, you might be worrying about how you’ll have time to make your home look spotless before your friends and family descend for a festive shindig.

The good news is that there are plenty of little things you can do if you don’t have much time to make your home clean and tidy.

Ideal Home offered some top tips recently, with recommendations designed to speed up your cleaning process at a time of the year when you’d rather be sipping a mulled wine than hoovering.

Among them is to use a lint roller to give your upholstery a quick refresh. These are a great way to remove superficial fluff and dust from fabrics.

Next time you’re shopping, pick up some microfibre cloths too. These were named as the quickest way to get dust off surfaces like window sills and mantelpieces.

If you do have some clutter that you can’t find a place for, the magazine suggests using dim lighting or candles to help disguise the more cluttered corners of your home. It won’t be a long-term solution, but it can make your home look a little neater while you have guests around.

An added bonus to using candles is that they can help hide any lingering smells too.

Although you may not have time to arrange Chalfont St Peter carpet cleaning ahead of Christmas, put it on your list to do in the new year. Getting the professionals to give your carpet a thorough clean after the chaos of Christmas is always a good idea. 

One survey published earlier this month revealed that nearly two-thirds of Brits give up spending time with friends or family to make their home look its best in the run up to Christmas. What’s more, 69 per cent admit to doing twice as much cleaning as usual at this time of year.

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