We've all been there: You're hours into a TV binge (elbow-deep in a tube of Pringles, no less) when you get that text from a friend. "Hey! I'm in your area rn! Cool if I drop by?" The panic ensues. It's been so long since we've had people over to our homes. You're sporting your fave — albeit impossible-to-remove — charcoal mask and your hair has definitely seen better days. Even worse: Your place looks like a total disaster zone. (Are those dirty socks? Under the couch? Yep.)
Before you toss your phone out the window and draw your blackout shades (if they can't see you, you're not there, right?), take a breath. We pulled together six easy, lightning-quick ways to clean up and revive your pad from the depths of domestic disgrace. The best part? With a little luck, you'll still have ample time to run a brush through your hair, too.