8 Practical Tips for Living Room Cleaning

Blossom Lady
May 16, 2021 07:31 AM
8 Practical Tips for Living Room Cleaning

The living room is easily one of the most frequented rooms in a home, and one that can easily become cluttered and messy. It's a space for entertaining friends and family, and a place to relax after a long day. House cleaning is easy to overestimate, especially when it comes to how long it takes to deep clean a living room. If you break it down into manageable chucks of time, however, the process becomes both manageable and efficient, especially when you know exactly how to do it. Proper cleaning will prolong the life of your furniture and help you to save resources. Discover 8 simple tips for safe and sustainable living room cleaning.

1. Prevent the accumulation of dirt

8 Practical Tips for Living Room Cleaning
Wash or dry clean cushion covers and throw rugs once a week. Throw rugs should be cleaned once every two weeks (to be safe) on a gentle cycle in cold water. Leave to air dry.
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2. Use hydrogen peroxide for wine spills and ink stains

8 Practical Tips for Living Room Cleaning
Start by soaking up as much of the spill as possible with a paper towel. Next, mix 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide with 1 teaspoon of dish soap. Blot this mixture on the stain and use a dry towel to soak up the excess liquid. This works on clothing, carpet and other fabric.
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3. Use egg yolk and lukewarm water for coffee stains.

8 Practical Tips for Living Room Cleaning
Mix egg yolk with lukewarm water and rub it on the stained spot.
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4. Use whipped detergent for unspecified stains.

8 Practical Tips for Living Room Cleaning
Combine equal amounts of dish detergent and water in a container then whip with a hand mixer. Rub the froth into the stain using a rag then rinse with clean water. You can also use a mixture of shampoo and water.
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5. Homemade Wood Polish.

8 Practical Tips for Living Room Cleaning
To make a homemade wood polish, you just need 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon water, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Directions: Cut the lemon and squeeze out the juice into a container (strain the seeds and pulp). Add water and olive oil. Cover the container and give it a good shake. Pour a small quantity of the polish on cloth and start wiping down the furniture. Discard any leftover liquid when you finish.
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6. Deep Cleaning Carpets.

8 Practical Tips for Living Room Cleaning
You’ll need: Salt, Borax, White vinegar, Vacuum cleaner, Carpet steam cleaner
Instructions: Vacuum extensively to remove dust and other particles from the carpet.
Make a paste of 1/4 cup borax, 1/4 cup salt and 1/4 cup vinegar. Apply this to spots with deep stains. Leave it on until it is completely dried (could take several hours). After this, vacuum the affected spots again. Rent a steam machine and fill it will very hot water. The hot water can get most of the job done so you do not really have to use carpet shampoo. If there are several soiled portions, add 1 cup white vinegar per 2.5 gallons of water.
Switch on the carpet steam cleaner, press the hot water release button then soak the entire carpet. Now go over the carpet 3 to 4 times to suck up as much water as possible. Repeat this process again.
Let the carpet dry completely before bringing furniture back in. If you cannot wait, place aluminum foil under the legs so as to avoid stains.
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7. Cleaning Brass.

8 Practical Tips for Living Room Cleaning
If you have brass accessories or furniture pieces in your home, this is a great way to keep them shining. Take 1/2 a lemon and 1 teaspoon baking soda.
Instructions: Squeeze the juice from half a lemon into a bowl. Add the baking soda and mix to get a paste that smells delicious. Using soft cloth, apply this paste to the brass object then rub gently. Rinse off and dry with a clean towel. Check your work and repeat if necessary. You may also buff the brass with clean dry cloth.
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8. Book Shelves

8 Practical Tips for Living Room Cleaning
An awful lot of dust can collect on shelves and it's an often neglected area to clean. Remove books from shelves and dust with a soft, clean brush.
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Jun 11, 2021 09:05 PM

I don't mind cleaning, but hubby sometimes goes into overkill. I want the place to be clean and will keep it up, but only do a real deep clean a couple times a year. I do wash the rugs and things like that as much as needed though.

Thanks for all these great tips.  I love getting new ideas and refreshed on the ones I like to forget about.

Have a great weekend 

Debbie