Last week, TIDY Homekeepers cleaned thousands of living rooms. We asked them for their top cleaning tips for the living or family room, and we got some interesting results! Read on to find some tactics that your friends and family may not know about. As usual, pick the right approach for you and your home.
If you have a family, you already know there's a constant stream of crumbs and fingerprints. By taking a few minutes each day to maintain a clean living room, it won't get out of hand. If you live alone, you still have to keep the tendency to “put that away later” under control. Here's a quick living room cleaning checklist:
When you are doing a more detailed cleaning, here are some of the most common to dos. Most people do these every 1-4 weeks, depending on their lifestyle.
Ceiling fans collect dust that clings to greasy grime, and if you have pets, you've probably noticed pet hair on the edges of the blades. I can't tell you how it gets up there, but here are some tips to clean to fan blades:
If you have a window air conditioner in the living room, it probably comes with a washable filter. If so, remove it and rinse under a stream of warm water. Let the filter air dry, and before reinstalling, spraying it with an odor eliminator will help eliminate any stale order.
Light fixtures ten to collect dust and cobwebs. To be able to see them as you clean, turn on the lights. Use an extending duster to get around the lamp, bulb, and chain/mount. By carefully working the duster through the fixture, you'll catch any cobwebs hanging on the inside.
What tips do you have on how to clean a living room?
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