Are you fed up with your living room not looking its best? Do you want to ensure that your furniture and carpets are clean? If so, then this blog post is for you! From the right cleaning products to use on your furniture to the best way to tackle tough stains on carpets, we’ll cover all the tips and tricks you need to keep your living room looking its best.
Vacuum Your Carpet Twice a Week
Vacuum your carpet twice weekly to remove dust and dirt from the room. This will help keep the carpets looking fresh and clean. Additionally, make sure to use the appropriate attachments to get into your carpet’s nooks and crannies. Consider vacuuming your carpets or beating the dust off twice a week for general upkeep. Avoid washing your cotton or synthetic carpets too often, as this can damage them. Moreover, while area rugs should be vacuumed twice weekly, don’t forget to check what’s underneath them.
Remove Furniture and Other Items
Before cleaning the carpet, removing any furniture and other items from the living room is important. This will make the process much easier and minimize the risk of damaging furniture or objects. Additionally, it will give you better access to the entire floor, so you can ensure that every corner is cleaned. Be sure to pick up any crumbs, hair strands, and loose dirt that can accumulate in the living room over time.
Pick Up Crumbs, Hair Strands and Loose Dirt
Once the furniture and other items are removed, it’s time to pick up the crumbs, hair strands and loose dirt. In general, hair pickup should be a dry proposition. Start by vacuuming, sweeping or dry mopping; if you introduce a wet mop to a hairy floor, you’ll end up creating more of a mess. Use a clean, dry upholstery attachment or a stiff-bristle brush to loosen dried dirt and debris. You can also use the crevice tool for hard-to-reach areas. If your floors are made of materials that can be cleaned with a water-based cleaner, try using steam to loosen up dirt and stains. Alternatively, grab your iron and use the steam setting to help lift the hairs from your floors. And lastly, don’t forget to Swiffer daily!
Remove Indentations with Ice Cube
After vacuuming the carpet twice a week and removing furniture and other items, you should pick up any crumbs, hair strands, and loose dirt. Remove indentations with ice cubes to completely restore your living room’s furniture and carpet. Place an ice cube over the dent and wait until it melts. This will help the carpet fibres rise back up to their original position. For large dents, you may need to use several ice cubes. After the ice cubes have melted, absorb any remaining moisture with a dry cloth or paper towel.
Wash Foam Inside Cushions
After removing furniture and other items from your living room, you should also clean the foam inside your sofa and bed cushions. Mix two tablespoons of detergent, two tablespoons of white vinegar, and one tablespoon of baking soda in a bowl to wash the foam. You can also use upholstery cleaner or a mild detergent to clean the foam. You can use ¼ teaspoon of mild dish soap in a pinch with one cup of warm water. If your cushions have removable covers, unzip them and machine washes them separately. When cleaning your foam cushion pads, add a small amount of mild detergent to a warm water bath and submerge the places. Do not remove cushion covers to dry clean them, as this may damage the fabric. Finally, to keep your living room looking fresh, vacuum twice a week and sprinkle baking soda on the carpet occasionally.
Create a Clean Environment
To keep your living room environment clean, vacuum your carpets at least twice a week and try to clean up spills immediately. You can also use a handheld vacuum or a brush attachment to eliminate the crumbs, hair strands and dust. Additionally, you can sprinkle baking soda on the carpet to help it stay fresh and free of odours. Lastly, consider storing a travel pack in the living room to make it easier to remove indentations from furniture, as well as wash foam inside cushions and fabric with vinegar, water and dish soap mixture. All of these steps will help you maintain a clean living room environment.
Vacuum Sofa and Bed Cushions
Vacuum Sofa and Bed Cushions to thoroughly remove all dirt and debris. Use the upholstery attachment of your vacuum to go over the entire sofa carefully: back, arms, skirt, and cushions. If the cushions are removable, vacuum both sides. If not, use a white absorbent cloth or paper towels to wipe them down. Clean delicate loop carpets with a gentle vacuum to avoid damaging the fibres.
Sprinkle Baking Soda on the Carpet
After vacuuming the carpet twice a week, you can use a generous amount of baking soda to help neutralize any odours and lighten stains. Sprinkle the baking soda over the entire carpet and use a dry brush to distribute it evenly. Then, wet the baking soda and let it sit for about 30 minutes before vacuuming. This will help absorb any dirt, dust, and odours from your carpets and create a cleaner, fresher-smelling environment in your living room.
Vacuum Delicate Loop Carpet
After cleaning the sofa and bed cushions, it’s time to tackle the carpet. For delicate loop carpets such as wool or silk, it is best to use an upholstery attachment on your vacuum. Regular vacuuming is the most important step in caring for your area rugs, so make sure to vacuum large area rugs twice a week. Sprinkle baking soda over the carpet to remove dirt and odours, then vacuum up the bicarbonate of soda. Polyester rugs can be cleaned with a gentle detergent, but always test your cleaning solution before applying it. For best results, remove furniture and anything else on the carpet before vacuuming. This will help create a clean environment and prevent indentations in the rug.
Keep a Travel Pack Stashed in the Living Room
Once you’ve completed the cleaning process for your living room furniture and carpet, keeping the space clean is important. Having a small travel pack stashed in the living room can be handy if you need to tidy up quickly. The pack should include basic cleaning supplies, such as a vacuum cleaner, dustpan, and broom. Additionally, you can add some baking soda and a few microfiber cloths. This way, you can easily grab the kit if there’s a spill or if you need to refresh the room.