You may (or may not) be doing an outstanding job of maintaining your living room, however you need to do more than the occasional spruce, and a spring clean is the perfect excuse to get it done right. Here are our tips for decluttering and cleaning your living space thoroughly.
Step One: Write down a checklist to make sure you have everything you need before you get started. A working vacuum, a clean broom, a duster, paper towels and disinfectant wipes, cloths and furniture polish are just a few of things you’ll need to get your living space sparkling clean.
Step Two: Cleaning is not fun, let’s be honest but you can make it fun in your living room by turning the television on and having your favourite show or movie playing in the background. It’ll definitely make the time fly by!
Step Three: Start with the small things. Pick up the items on your coffee table, buffet or console, and gather smaller items such as books, trays and remotes. Give everything a dust and thorough clean using disinfectant wipes, put aside any items in a box that no longer serve a purpose and donate these pieces to charity.
Step Four: Clean from top to bottom. Start with the ceiling, such as a fan and work your way down to the floor. Remove artwork from the walls and give them as dust and polish. Remove any marks on the walls and return your artwork to the walls. Pull your cushions off the couch, give them a good beating and vacuum your couch. Dust everywhere, including the ceiling, window frames and window sills, and floor and ceiling corners. Pull any furniture out from the walls, dust behind them and give floor rugs a shake outside. Even consider taking your rugs to a dry cleaner as you’ll be surprised at how much dust and dirt they hold. And finally, sweep or vacuum then polish the floors – you should be able to see your reflection!
Step Five: Enjoy your hard work. When you have finished, the only thing left to do is to enjoy your beautiful and clean space. Put your feet up and enjoy!
AOL Article by Jaharn Giles from Your Creative Start