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How to Speed Clean Your Living Room

How to Speed Clean Your Living Room - Sofa & Cleaning supplies
Carla Docdocil
Carla Docdocil
January 27, 2023

Do you feel like your living room is constantly a mess and that cleaning up takes forever? Or are you embarrassed every time family or friends come over? Not anymore! Knowing how to speed clean your living room is the ultimate hack for creating a tidy, spotless, and presentable living room. Follow these tips and you will have a spotless living room in no time.

Gather Your Cleaning Supplies

Having a caddy or basket with all your cleaning supplies will save you valuable time. Make sure to stock this with paper towels, sponges, microfiber cloths, and all-purpose cleaners. Don't forget about a vacuum cleaner or broom - these are necessary for getting the job done quickly.

Eliminate the Clutter

Woman decluttering

Instead of seeing it as a chore, think of eliminating the clutter in your living room as a fun challenge. Start by making three separate piles - keep, donate or recycle - and make small decisions on which items should go where. Then, use decorative baskets and hooks throughout the room for storage and organization. You'll be amazed at how much more open and inviting your living room can be with just a few small changes!

Neatly Arrange Blankets

If your family loves using blankets, they're probably scattered across the floor or draped over furniture. Make sure to neatly fold them and put them away for an instantly tidier living space.

Give the Sofa a Makeover

Leather sofas require special attention - use damp rags to make your sofa look spotless. Don't forget about fluffing up pillows and cushions, too; it creates quite an effect! As an extra precaution, vacuum off the sofa once or twice a week; this will prevent dirt from accumulating over time.

Sweep or Vacuum

Vacuuming the carpet

Vacuuming carpets and rugs (especially patterned ones!) is essential for keeping crumbs away from those crawly critters. If you're in a hurry, use a broom to pick up larger debris first before vacuuming so you don't have to keep stopping to pick things up.

Spot Clean Floors

The cracks and crevices in your floor are ideal spots where dust and dirt can hide and build up, making spills hard to clean up! Use a sponge and warm soapy water to clean the cracks and crevices in your floor before sweeping or vacuuming.

Dust to Keep Spiders Away

Did you know spiders are drawn to dust? Keep them away by dusting off surfaces prone to collecting dirt using a Swiffer or microfiber cloths.

Clean and Polish Glass Surfaces

Woman cleaning windows

Cleaning and polishing glass surfaces doesn't have to be a dreaded chore! All you need is a few easily found items like window cleaner, vinegar, and a microfiber cloth. You can begin by spraying your glass with a cleaning product or wiping it down with diluted vinegar for some old-fashioned elbow grease. To add the finishing touches, use a squeegee to get rid of water droplets or finish up with a soft, microfiber cloth to give your glass that perfect shine.

Finish Cleaning So You Can Get Back to the Things You Love

And that’s it! Now you know how to speed clean your living room in no time. And to make the process even more enjoyable, put on some music to listen to while cleaning. Upbeat tunes will help keep you motivated and get you through the task at hand quickly. So turn up the volume and start speed cleaning your living room today!