Sometimes your home is not as dirty as it’s cluttered. Objects you do not use, know where to store, or need can quickly accumulate and take over your home. Even when cleaned, you might not get the gratification that comes with that ‘clean house’ satisfaction. If you want to reclaim space in your home, here are some tips on how to clean your living room, and every other room in the house for that matter.
Decluttering: Where Do I Start?
Consider whether or need you need some items. If you do not remember the last time you used a particular item or when you might have to use it again, then consider donating or tossing it. Remember, if it feels like junk, looks like junk and no one has an idea of what to do with it, then it is junk.
When done with an object, always put it away. Make this a rule that your family follows as well. One method that particularly effective, especially when it comes to decluttering your home is putting away items left out by others. When they come looking for it and ask where it is, let them know that if they did not pick it up, then it is gone. A few reminders like this will often be enough to form new habits.
Always vacuum last. This way, you will suck up all the debris that has been shifted onto the floor while you were cleaning.
If you’re in the Overland Park area, you might want to consider Johnson County house cleaners to keep up your home. If you don’t have the money to spare, here is a great cleaning schedule to keep your home tidy.
Living Room Cleaning Schedule
The key to maintaining a spotless living room is cleaning it often. At Molly Maid, we have a cleaning routine that we follow. The method is designed to ensure that spaces stay clean. Here is a schedule on how to keep your home decluttered and clean:
Daily: Collect and store any mail, toys, etc. that’s accumulated over a day every day and pile them up in the middle of the room. Sort them out one by one and put everything where it belongs.
Weekly: Dust around the room once a week working from top to bottom, left to right. From there, move on to cleaning surfaces like your coffee table. When done dusting, move on to vacuuming your furniture. Take out and rotate the cushions on your sofa to extend their useful life by encouraging even wear.
Monthly: Move furniture and vacuum under it. If the weather permits (+50 degrees and above) wash your windows too, and if possible, make sure that you clean your furniture too.
Yearly: Make sure that you evaluate your living room at least once a year. This helps make decluttering easier. Dust things that are hard to reach like your ceiling fan (you can use a ladder if necessary.) Another task you should consider performing at least once a year is cleaning your fireplace; that is if you have one.