Over time, as you become more accustomed to living in a living room, it’s easy to let small things be overlooked, leading to a room sometimes beginning to look worn or lived-in. But, it’s just as easy to keep your room looking new and clean! Although it can feel overwhelming to find where to start with cleaning your living room, once you find the best way for yourself to go through the process, it’ll feel more habitual than stressful.
There are a few things to keep in mind when trying to keep your living room looking spotless. Organizing ideas about how you’ll clean in advance, distinguishing between daily cleans and in-depth cleans, and figuring out how to get the most out of each part of your cleaning process are all factors to consider prior to cleaning your living room.
After reading through this, hopefully you’ll have a better idea of the small things that you can do to constantly keep your room looking and feeling cleaner—and you’ll be sure to see immediate and consistent results!
When you’re cleaning consistently and in short time periods, it’s important to know the best way to get the most out of your time. Small and short techniques can make a world of difference in the appearance and feel of your living room.
One of the first things to do is to make sure to organize any clutter or left out items, and to put them in their proper location. It’s good to do surface level cleaning of dusty, crumb-filled, or fingerprinted areas by using a cloth, wet wipe, or duster.
In that same vein, if you have a small vacuum, you should use it to do a quick clean on the carpets and tables—making sure that dust and crumbs haven’t built up over time. To maintain the clean environment in your living room and prevent moisture from building up, it’s important to use a good humidifier.
For a cleaner appearance, it’s also important to maintain the state of various furniture accessories—including pillows, blankets, and throws. Fold anything that needs folding and make sure to keep pillows organized and fluffed. Putting away remotes and making sure to organise any items on the coffee table or other furniture, such as books, will help your living room feel significantly cleaner and even more comfortable to be in!
One of the most important parts of doing a quick clean is to make sure that the carpet is cleaned sufficiently. The best way to do that is to get a useful carpet cleaner that will help to get rid of dirt and dust that you can’t fully reach with your hands.
Carpets tend to build up a lot of things without the dirtiness being very visible—it’s important to make sure that your carpets stay clean, otherwise they may begin to carry odors and collect noticeably large amounts of dust.
Practicing these quick cleaning methods will help to keep your living room feeling clean and cozy. As long as you’ve done a deep clean as well, then you’ll be able to do small daily clean-ups that keep your living room from getting dirty or looking less new!
Although daily cleanings can keep your room feeling and looking spotless and new, it’s important to make sure to do deeper cleans as well. When looking to do a deep cleaning, it’s good to keep in mind the areas where dirt and dust can accumulate without being noticed. Start off by vacuuming the entire room—making sure to not be afraid to move any furniture to collect the dust and dirt from spots that may have remained untouched for a while.
Dusting is extremely productive, but only when you know which areas to target aside from those that are immediately visible. Televisions, mirrors, lamps, piles of books, and areas underneath any types of decorations you have are good areas to use a duster on. If you’re hoping to get that brand new sheen on tables and surfaces, make sure to go over dusted areas with a polish to leave them looking newer than when you first bought them!
Although it sometimes seems unnecessary, it’s a good idea to dust furniture as well. Furniture like sofas and chairs can sometimes be left without being dusted for so long, that the build up of dust is unnoticeable because you’ve become accustomed to it. Make sure that you dust prior to vacuuming as well, so that you won’t be leaving any dust anywhere after dusting all of your furniture and appliances.
It’s important to try and wash anything that may have become dirty or collected dust over time. This means curtains, blinds, and blankets should all be wiped down and then washed afterwards. As long as you’re able to wash these items every now and then, then it’ll make it much easier to wipe them down and use a duster on them when you handle daily cleaning.
Overall, keeping your living room clean can come down to integrating a couple of easy tasks into your daily routine. As long as you can remember key techniques—surface level cleaning and dusting, cleaning under hidden or not frequently accessed areas, getting rid of crumbs and dirt on carpets, and vacuuming floors even underneath unmoved furniture—then you’ll be able to easily keep your room feeling and looking clean.
Keeping your living room clean is just as much about deep cleans as it is about quick cleans. Making sure to deep clean your living room can sometimes feel overwhelming, but as long as you break it down into sectioned tasks, you’ll have a much larger grasp on it. Deep cleaning dust, moving books and the television, washing curtains and blankets, and dusting furniture are some of the tasks that you should keep on a mental checklist when going through cleaning a living room.
As long as you keep your deep cleans relatively frequent (weekly or biweekly), and you make sure to do quick daily cleans, you’ll definitely be feeling like your living room looked as good as it did when you first started living in it! Here’s hoping that your living room looks new, fresh, and spotless once you’ve finished cleaning it—and that you’re able to keep it looking that way all the time.