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Cleaning Your House, Part Three: The Living Room and Family Fun

Cleaning Your House, Part Three: The Living Room and Family Fun

Here is a guide to making sure that your living room is as spotless as can be.

Congratulations! By this point, your home is almost entirely clean. There’s not much left to do, and it can no longer get the best of you. Here is a guide to making sure that your living room is as spotless as can be. You can also encourage the rest of your family to get in on the action and make it a family bonding experience.

The Living Room: At the Finish Line

It can feel like a struggle to keep your living room clean. Since it is usually the first room you see when entering after the foyer, it is often a landing pad for everything that you don’t feel up to putting away just yet. The problem is that the longer you neglect this task, the harder it will be to actually complete it. Make sure your vacuum the carpets every week. Any time you smell a pet odor, deal with it right away. Clean out the throw rugs every time you need to, and then make sure all of the carpets get a deep clean. This deep cleaning should happen every year, or every six months if you can.

Cleaning the Carpets and Rugs

Do you have wall to wall carpets or only area rugs? Cleaning them depends on different factors. Use the vacuum every week. If you have pets, do this more often. After all, most pets tend to shed, and some pets will shed more often than others. Make sure to run the vacuum after brushing them. Use pet stain removers to get rid of the smell and the stain when your pets have a potty accident. Then take a look at the throw rugs that you keep by the doors in and out of your house. They need to be cleaned more often, especially if mud, dirt, dust, or other signs of the outside follow you.

The Family: Fun for All

Getting your family to join you can be tricky. It’s possible to make cleaning fun and to turn it into a game. That way, everyone will want to get together and make your home feel cleaner, brighter, and more comfortable!


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