If you have unexpected company coming, there are some things you can do to make your house at least look and feel clean, even if you don’t have time for a full cleaning.
Grab a laundry basket or similar container and run through the front rooms picking up clutter. Remember to go through the basket later and put things where they belong – you don’t want to lose that heating bill or favorite paperback!
Do a quick clean of the bathrooms – use a paper towel and window cleaner to wipe down the faucets, sink, and mirror. Use a wet rag to wipe the counter. Close the shower curtain to hide the tub. Spray the toilet and clean it quickly; take your used rag and wipe down the seat, lid, and tank.
Only vacuum the rooms your guest will see; you can also quickly vacuum the kitchen and bathroom floors to get up any dirt there.