6 Key Steps to a Spotless Space
The living room is one of the most frequently used rooms in the house, which makes it vulnerable to continuous clutter and dirt. Regularly performing basic tasks such as vacuuming and tidying, as well as occasional deep cleaning, will keep this space clean and pleasant for you, your family, and guests.
Why is it important to thoroughly clean the living room?
According to 76% of respondents, having a clean home is crucial for their mental health and well-being. Having a messy home can also negatively impact relationships with family, spouse, and friends, as well as work performance.
Orderliness in living space is also beneficial for our physical health. Apart from the fact that a clean living room is a pleasant place to spend time, keeping it clean will also help to reduce other pests such as moths and carpet beetles, and remove dust and pollen that cause allergies.
Investing in a steam cleaner will definitely make every cleaning task easier. This powerful machine will be able to combat any dirt. From cleaning hard floors, to spot cleaning sofas and other upholstered furniture, this device is unbeatable for every tough task.
The Fortador Volt Mini is a portable steam cleaner that is lightweight, weighing only 7.5 kg, which allows operators to easily transport it around the house. Like other Fortador steamers, the Volt MINI boiler heats up quickly, producing steam in just five minutes. Unlike other small commercial portable steam cleaners, the Volt MINI also operates under high pressure and temperature, giving you 101.5 psi of steam power at a maximum temperature of 170 degrees Celsius.
Additional tools that will be useful for cleaning:
- Microfiber cloth
- Paper towels
- Liquid soap (dish soap)
How to clean the living room, without skipping any spots
Once you’ve gathered all the necessary cleaning accessories, you’re ready to start the cleaning process. Make sure you’ve scheduled enough time for all the steps to clean your living room as best as possible.
Step 1: Tidying up the living room
The number of things in your home that you don’t need, don’t use, or don’t know where to put can quickly become overwhelming. You may not feel the desired sense of “satisfaction from a clean home” even after they have been cleaned. With these tips, you will learn how to organize your home and reclaim your space.
Consider these points when getting rid of all the clutter:
Consider whether you really need that thing. Consider throwing it away or giving it to charity if you’re not sure when you last used it or when you might use it again. Always remember that everything is trash if it looks like trash and no one knows what to do with it.
Whenever you finish using an item, make sure you put it back where it should be. Make your family adhere to this rule.
Vacuuming should always be done at the end. This ensures that you will pick up every speck of dirt that fell on the floor during the cleaning process.
Step 2: Dusting
During living room cleaning, a dry cloth or a soft duster are ideal for hard-to-reach places such as ceiling fans and their blades, picture frames, curtain rods, and high shelves. You can also purchase specialist brushes for cleaning around and behind radiators.
Dust your living room from top to bottom to prevent contamination of already cleaned surfaces. Then use a damp microfiber cloth, which is better suited for hard surfaces like skirting boards, picture frames, door frames, coffee tables, window sills, and removes more dust.
During cleaning the TV screen, exercise particular caution. Gently clean the screen with a new microfiber cloth, moving it up and down rather than in a circular motion. If any spots remain, slightly dampen the cloth and go over that area again. Never spray water or cleaning agents directly on the screen.
Some wooden furniture, especially antique wooden furniture, likes furniture polish or wax as they nourish the wood and protect it from moisture. If you’re using a new product for the first time, always do a test on an inconspicuous spot.
Step 3: Cleaning windows and mirrors
Living room cleaning should include polishing windows and mirrors to a high shine. You can use a commercial glass cleaner or make your own at home.
To clean windows and mirrors, spray your favorite cleaning agent over the entire surface, then use a soft cloth and start cleaning in circular motions.
Step 4: Cleaning curtains and blinds
You may be shocked at how much dust has accumulated here, considering how often you open and close your curtains and blinds. A handheld vacuum cleaner is a good way to clean curtains, curtain rods, and cornices without having to remove them. If there are any serious stains and streaks on the curtains, they should be dry cleaned.
On some blinds, you can first use a vacuum cleaner, then a microfiber cloth. If the window covers are horizontal, close them one way first and clean from left to right; then turn or pull the cord to close them the other way and repeat the cleaning.
Step 5: Cleaning sofas, couches and chairs
Remove all cushions from couches and chairs. Attach a narrow nozzle to the vacuum cleaner so that it can easily penetrate deep into corners and crevices. Later, switch to the upholstery attachment to clean the main seating surface, back, and arms of your sofa.
Be careful not to scrub too hard, especially if your upholstery is made of linen or velvet, which can leave marks if you rub them too hard in one spot. Also, be careful when cleaning a leather sofa.
If you have any carpets or runners, make sure they are also refreshed. Start by vacuuming the carpets to get rid of all the dust and dirt that may be trapped between the fibers. If your carpets have an unpleasant smell, sprinkle them with baking soda and leave them overnight. In the morning, all you have to do is vacuum them.
Step 6: Take care of the floors
If you can, move the furniture, or reach as far behind and under them as you can, using the appropriate attachments.
Vacuum your wooden floors, as well as those made of stone or laminate, before you mop them with a well-wrung mop. Always wait until the floor in your living room is completely dry before you put any rugs on it or let children or dogs back in.
How to keep the living room clean
The secret to keeping the living room clean is to use the “little and often” method in all the rooms of your home. Try to instill this habit in every member of your family to check – when they leave a room – if they have left any plates, cups, shoes, books that need to be removed from there. The secret to maintaining order is regular cleaning, which will be less the more often we put things where they belong.