When it comes to maintaining and keeping your living room clean, the type of living room determines how much cleaning you need to do. There are different types of living rooms, and they have different cleaning requirements.
What is the best way to organize my living room?
Below are two standard living room types:
Formal Living room
Formal living rooms are primarily found in older homes. It is a room that is a sign of the times. Homes were cheaper and people could afford to pay for an unused space that was simply decorated until they had guests over. In general, such an entertainment room was better furnished than any other room in the house. Since it was only used for special occasions, it rarely needed to be cleaned. Most of the time, dusting, vacuuming, and airing it from time to time was enough to keep it clean.
The current trend is to move away from formal living spaces to a lighter design. This way, the entire main living space can be unified. This trend has become so popular that it has even become a major trend in home renovation. In this way, people are breaking down old barriers and opening up new possibilities.
Open Living Room
Modern homes usually have an open floor plan. Space is a scarce commodity, and many people can’t afford to have extra rooms that are never used. This type of floor plan consists of a living/dining room with access to the kitchen. This is where the family spends most of their time doing things like watching TV, talking, playing games, entertaining family and friends. Therefore, it is a busy room that gets dirty on a regular basis.
This is where the children do their homework and leave chalk and pencil marks. They also play with the dog, who sheds his fur. And of course, the family watches TV here and leaves snack crumbs on the floor and furniture. You’ll also find other clutter here, like shoes and magazines scattered everywhere.
How to clean your living room?
The living room is one of the most popular rooms in the house. We all like to spend time in it when we get home from work and have some free time to relax and unwind. It is also the room where we usually entertain guests. So it’s important to know how to properly clean the living room so that all the dust and dirt that usually accumulates simply disappears and the room shines with a new glow.
Clean upholstered furniture
To clean your living room, you need to start with upholstery. This is a very common item that is present in most of these rooms. However, it is often overlooked. People simply don’t realize how much dust can accumulate there. Especially with fabric or leather furniture, dust particles can easily penetrate the fabric and damage it over time. One of the best ways to clean upholstered furniture is to vacuum it weekly.
Remove the hair
If you have a pet, there will be a lot of hair on the upholstery that needs to be removed regularly. Simply use a damp piece of leather and gently rub the fabric so that the pet hair clumps together into a large clump, which can then be easily removed.
Cleaning the leather
If you have a leather item, you can easily clean it with a damp cloth and a mild soap applied to the leather. Use very little water and wipe the leather piece clean. Finally, wipe the leather covering with a dry towel and polish it.
Cleaning TV carefully
When it comes to cleaning your TV, you’ll notice how dirty it can get. That’s because when the TV is on, the static electricity it generates causes it to collect a lot of dust, which in turn attracts dust. For best results, the TV should be cleaned about once a week.
However, remember to unplug the TV before cleaning and don’t spray anything on the TV that could get into the electronics of the TV and destroy it. Use a damp paper towel with a little dishwashing liquid and wipe down the TV. Don’t forget the back of the TV, which usually gets the most dust.
Cleaning frames and pictures
Another sensitive area to clean is the pictures and frames on the wall. These should be cleaned gently without destroying the frame or picture. To prevent dust from accumulating, it can be easily wiped off with a duster. Avoid spraying anything on the paintings, as the liquid can easily damage the frame and the painting.
Overall, the amount of cleaning you need to do depends on your choice of entertainment room. After all, a normal entertainment room needs a lot more cleaning than a formal living room.
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