Every once in a while, there comes a time when the living room needs a bit more than a spring clean. Sometimes, maintaining our living spaces simply isn’t enough.
Sometimes you need to get your elbows dirty and have an intense clean up. It may be strenuous, but the results at the end are well worth it!
Follow these step by step instructions and you will have a living room as-good-as-new in no time!
- Start with a 15 minute living room cleanup, which basically means clearing out the clutter and creating the space to enable the rest of the cleaning itenary. Spare the floors for now; we’ll get to them later.
- Next, dust down the living room ceiling and corners of walls with a duster, and try and determine the dirty spots which may need washing. Don’t forget doorknobs, doors and any air vents you may have. If you have a ceiling fan, make sure you dust it down properly. You don’t want large chunks of dust falling down on a guests head after you’ve turned it on.
- Now, dust and clean out the couches and chairs, using a vacuum cleaner with attachment to clean out couch crevices. Clean any slipcovers and pillows with the upholstery attachment from the vacuum on a rug shampoo machine, and clean any soiled couches and chair surfaces if needed. Don’t forget to dust down and clean all lamps and any other decorative items you may have in the room too, such as lampshades and artwork.
- Unplug and dust down all electronics¸ cleaning the living room’s entertainment centre and open surfaces too. Dust down the television screen, and check cords for any fraying and wear.
- Next, clean the carpets and rugs. Start by removing furniture and vacuuming thoroughly all the areas you are going to clean. Now prepare your carpet cleaner but filling it with hot water and one or two capfuls of cleaning agent. Begin by cleaning in one corner of the room and work your way to the other side, pushing the cleaner forward whilst pulling the trigger to get your carpet wet. Once it’s wet, slowly pull the cleaner backwards so that is scrubs the area you have just got wet. Repeat this process across the surface of your room, remembering to let the room fully dry before returning furniture.
Throughout the cleaning, remember you can have some fun too. Listening to music, an audio book or even learn a foreign language. It will make the time pass a lot quicker. If anyone objects to your music taste, offer to swap roles with them. They can then do the cleaning and listen to whatever music they like!