Spring cleaning can be a very big job, but it really should be done. It is a time to get things organized, and to clean things that you don’t usually tackle during your regular daily or weekly cleaning. If you are planning to do spring cleaning in your living room, there are a few things that should be on your checklist.
Clean Your Couch
Whether you have a sofa L shape, a traditional couch, or a love seat, it is important to clean it yearly. During the course of a year, food and drinks can be spilled on the couch, the animals can track dirt on the couch, and simple wear and tear can take its toll on the appearance of the couch. The first thing that you should do is remove the cushions, and clean out any objects that have fallen inside. Next, you should vacuum the couch with the cushions off. If you have a leather couch, you should wipe it down with a warm wet cloth with a mild cleanser. If you have a fabric couch, you can rent a carpet cleaner with upholstery attachments. You can also wipe down the couch with a wet cloth, and allow it to dry before you replace the cushions.
Polish the Wood
While you likely polish the wood in the room, such as the coffee table, end tables, and the entertainment center when you do your regular cleaning, you should do it when you do your spring cleaning as well. Rather than using your regular furniture polish, you should use a deep cleaning oil polish.
Wash the Drapes and the Windows
During the course of a year, your windows can collect a great deal of dirt and debris and your drapes can attract a great deal of dust. Washing the windows and the drapes yearly is a great way to keep them looking nice. It will also allow more natural light to come into the home and will improve the air quality in the room.
Organize Your Shoes
If the main entrance to your home is in the living room, chances are there are several pairs of shoes sitting by the door. If this is the case, you should purchase a shoe rack to keep by the door. This will make the area by the door neater, and will also keep people from tripping over the shoes when they come into the home.
Organize DVD’s and CD’s
Just about everyone is guilty of, at one time or another, not putting the CD’s and DVD’s back in the cases after they are used. Spring cleaning is a great time to put everything back where it belongs, and to make sure that everything is in the proper case.
Wash the Carpet
During spring cleaning, you should wash your carpets. Regardless of how careful you are with your carpets, they can become dingy by people walking on them regularly. You can either rent a carpet cleaner, or hire a professional to come and clean the carpets for you.
Spring cleaning is the time to do a deeper cleaning on your home than you do during a regular weekly cleaning. If you make sure that you clean everything on the above checklist, you can be sure that your living room will be clean.