The living room is the spot where everyone gathers around to do a lot of things from casual chats to fun board games. Of course, keeping the room at its best is necessary.
However, some of you may not really take care of the room on a regular basis and now you are looking at your living room which looks like a complete mess. Those dusty pieces of furniture, dirty flooring, and smelly carpets finally require immediate action.
In this article, we share with you a quick yet effective guide on how to deep clean a living room for your ultimate reference.
How to Deep Clean a Living Room
Grab these supplies:
- Upholstery cleaner
- Damp cloth
Follow these steps:
Tidy up quickly
To start with, tidy up your living room. You don’t have to make everything perfectly organized, just store each item in their homes properly.
Dust here and there
Of course, dust is inevitable when it comes to the living room, esp[ecially if you don’t regularly clean the room. Start by dusting the flat surfaces first like the tabletops, mantles, and shelves. Once you are sure the surfaces are cleaned, move to the pieces of furniture and decor items. Also, don’t skip the ceiling fans, window blinds, or air vents if you have one.
Wash the couches
Remove the cushions from the couch and vacuum it in and out. For the machine-washable upholstery, you can just follow the instruction to clean it.
If the cushions are not machine-washable, bring them outside and shake the dust off. For the ones which are so dirty, consider using upholstery cleaner that will clean the stains safely. Always read the manufacturer’s instructions to get the job done since wrong handling may cause further damage to your pricey upholstery.
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Check the shelving
Now, it’s time to check the shelves and if they are messy and dusty, it’s time to re-organize. First, remove every single item from the shelves then dust with a duster Use a damp cloth to wipe the surfaces if necessary and you may want to use the damp cloth to clean other surfaces like coffee tables, mantles, and cabinets.
Put the items back in their home if you are okay with the previous organization and start everything from scratch if you prefer something new.
Clean the carpet and rug
Vacuum the carpet first to remove dust and lose debris. If you find some stains on the carpet, you can use the upholstery cleaner if the manufacturer allows you to do so. The cleaner also works to clean up the spots on your rug if it’s not removable.
For removable rugs, bring the outside and shake the dust off. Toss the rug to your washing machine if it’s machine-washable for a quick clean.
Sweep and mop
Move the rugs and carpets to the side and use a broom or vacuum to clean up dust and loose debris on the floors. Finish the deep cleaning process by mopping the floors thoroughly.