You probably have a living room. It’s probably your favorite room in the house. But maybe you don’t spend enough time cleaning it, or perhaps you’re too busy to notice how dirty it is!
Either way, you should know that there are 10 dirty areas in your living room that need some attention. So grab your cleaning gear and let’s get started!
If they’re not vacuumed regularly, carpets will accumulate dust and dirt particles on the fibers of the carpeting.
Vacuum them often with an attachment designed for deep cleaning carpets or hire someone to do this task for you once per year at minimum.
Avoid using water-based cleaners as they may damage your carpeting; instead use a cleaner specifically for carpeting.
Pets can be a great addition to your family, but they also bring dirt and dander into your home with them every time they come inside.
If you haven’t had your carpets professionally cleaned in a while, they may be filled with pet hair and dander.
If this is the case, you can rent a cleaner from your hardware store which will help rejuvenate the look of your carpeting without buying new carpets.
Cats are known for leaving behind fur balls on furniture or carpets that are difficult to clean even with daily vacuuming.
3) Remote Controls
Remote controls are one of the best inventions known to man. But after being used for a while, they can accumulate dirt and dust particles that are hard to see without turning them over in your hand first.
Cleaning remote controls is easy!
Simply use a microfiber cloth or designated cleaning wipes (preferably one that is alcohol based) and remove any visible dirt from the surface.
Furniture can collect a lot of dust, dirt, and other unseen particles over time, especially if it’s old.
The simplest way to clean furniture is by using a vacuum cleaner with a special attachment to sweep across the surface of the furniture to remove any loose particles.
It will help to use a micro-fibre cloth as it will remove those stubborn dust particles.
If you have a fireplace or wood burning stove, it’s important to keep your firewood clean before throwing it into the hearth.
Any leftover dirt will likely be left behind in the fireplace where smoke can build up.
Removing that smoke smell will require a thorough cleaning of the chimney, but before performing this task, make sure you have your firewood cleaned.
Not everyone has carpeting in their home or apartment, so you may have to rely on other means to keep your floors clean if you wear shoes inside.
If you don’t want to leave your shoes at the door every time you enter your home, have a designated shoe rack for shoes that have been worn inside.
Vacuum these racks on a regular basis to avoid dirt build-up.
If you don’t want to deal with this task, get rid of the problem by throwing away old shoes and never wearing them again!
7) Air Conditioners
No matter how often you clean your air conditioner, the filter will eventually need to be replaced for better cleaning power.
This is a simple DIY task that anyone can do without any tools, so don’t hesitate to replace the filter when necessary.
8) Vacuum Cleaner
If vacuuming has been put off for a while, your vacuum cleaner will likely be filled with dirt and debris that can lead to health issues.
You should purchase new bags for your vacuum cleaner at any local dollar store or hardware store.
After putting in the new bag, make sure it is securely fastened before using it again.
9) Air Fresheners
Surprisingly, air fresheners don’t do a great job of keeping your home smelling fresh for very long.
They may help cover an existing unpleasant odor temporarily, but the chemicals in these fragrances can be harmful to your health and even more difficult to clean than typical household odors.
So use them with care!
10) Ceiling Fan
You should clean your ceiling fan at least once a month to avoid dust build-up from accumulating above the blades.
This is easily done by simply using a cleaning wand or microfiber cloth to remove any visible dirt and debris.
It is important to clean ceiling fans as it tends to circulate dust particles throughout the home area, and this is not good for individuals suffering from sinuses.
It’s important to keep your living room as clean and fresh smelling as it can be, which means you need the right tools for the job. With this article we’ve given you 10 different areas that could use a good cleaning and provided easy DIY (or professional) solutions on how to get it done in less than an hour.
If you’re looking for more tips or guidance on these tasks, please contact us anytime!
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