1. Vacuum all carpets and rugs, including underneath furniture:
Vacuuming your carpet and rugs is an important part of regular maintenance to keep them clean and free from dirt and dust. When vacuuming, make sure to use a high-quality vacuum cleaner to get the best results. Pay attention to hard-to-reach areas and take the time to move furniture and appliances such as couches, chairs, bookshelves, etc. Make sure to vacuum underneath the furniture as well.
2. Dust ceiling fans, walls, shelves, and other surfaces:
Dust can accumulate on almost any surface in your living room. To help keep dust away make sure to use a duster or cloth dampened with warm water to wipe down your walls, shelves, ceiling fans etc. Use an extendable duster for hard-to-reach places such as corners or high ceilings. Make sure you get in all the nooks and crannies of your living room.
3. Wipe down baseboards and window frames with a cloth dampened with warm water:
Baseboards and window frames can accumulate dust and dirt quickly, so it’s important to clean them regularly. Wipe down the baseboards with a cloth dampened with warm water to help remove any built-up grime or dirt. For tougher stains, you can use a mixture of water and mild detergent to wipe the area clean.
4. Clean windows inside and out:
Windows in your living room should be cleaned regularly both on the inside as well as outside. Using a glass cleaner or a mixture of vinegar and warm water can help you get rid of fingerprints, smudges, or other marks that may have accumulated over time. Pay attention to hard-to-reach spots such as window frames, sills, and corners.
5. Wash curtains or blinds if needed:
Curtains and blinds in your living room can become dirty over time due to dust, dirt, and other debris. If they have not been cleaned in a while it’s important to take them down and wash them with mild detergent or soap. Make sure you follow the instructions of the fabric before washing to ensure that it does not damage the material.
6. Spot clean any stains on upholstery or carpets:
Spills and stains on furniture or carpeting can be quite difficult to remove if left untreated for too long. To avoid having the stain set into the fabric use warm water and mild detergent to spot clean the area. Be sure to dab the stain rather than scrubbing it as this can damage the fabric or carpet.
7. Disinfect light switches, door handles, remote controls & other frequently touched surfaces:
Germs and bacteria can collect on frequently touched surfaces such as light switches, doorknobs, remote controls etc., which is why it’s important to disinfect these areas regularly. Use a disinfectant spray or wipes to help remove germs and keep your living room germ-free.
8. Empty wastebaskets:
Wastebaskets should be emptied regularly in order to avoid bad odors and prevent dust from accumulating in them. Make sure to take the wastebasket outside and empty it completely before bringing it back.
9. Take out the trash & recycling bins:
To help maintain a clean and fresh living room, it’s important to take out the trash and recycling bins regularly. Make sure you have separate bags for each type of waste so that recyclable materials don’t end up in the landfill.
10. Mop floors in the living room:
Mopping is an important part of cleaning the living room. Make sure to use a high-quality mop and warm water to remove dirt and dust from hard floor surfaces such as wood, tile, or laminate. If you have carpets in your living room, use a vacuum cleaner instead of mopping for best results.