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Christmas Eve is just weeks away, which means there will soon be a mad dash to clean before holiday guests arrive at our home.

Home and lifestyle expert Laura Dellutri shares some of the dirtiest places guests notice most -- and how to clean them in record time.

Eliminate stinky odors that assault your guest's nose at the front door. Your nose adapts to your home's scent, but to your guests it could smell like dead fish or stinky dog. Use Febreze.

Eliminate clutter. Clutter makes the home room look messy. Grab a laundry basket and clear it out! Hide it till you can sift through it later.

Clean your floors. If people see dust piles and bunnies in the corners, it's unsightly.

Clean your carpets, especially if guests have allergies, and if there are small children wondering around. Stanley Steemer allergy friendly ™ by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Their service is proven to remove up to 94% of common household allergens from carpet. Their certified steam cleaning process actually extracts the dirt and other common allergens out of the carpet; leaving virtually no residue behind. Stanley Steemer’s carpet cleaning actually removes the allergens from the home, improving your indoor air quality. It’s recommended to have your carpets cleaned every 3-4 months.