Put Cd’s, DVD’s into cases, and buy purpose built CD racks.(try not to use a box, its high maintenance to remove a lid & put it back on again, being organised should be simple, not hard work)
Paper Rack– Keep current publications in it, Check through it and throw away old papers once a week to stop it from over flowing!
Toys– If there NEEDS to be toys in your living area organise them in storage baskets and bins that suit your room, If possible arrange them into shelves to maximise neatness and save space.
Sofa- Plump up all cushions (wash if possible), hoover under all cushions and pull out top clean underneath. Invest in some throw-overs to help keep sofas looking their best, That way you its quick and easy to wash throws especially after sticky fingers!
Curtains– Curtains that need refreshing can be taken down and put in to the dryer to remove dust. If the carpets and upholstery are dirty and could do with a bit of a spring clean, hire a professional. keep checking back for my new post put the swish back into your curtains
Ceilings- Get out the sweeping brush & Brush away all the cobwebs.
Windows– keep checking back for a new post on making your windows sparkle!
Now that you have taken the time to de-clutter, organize and thoroughly clean your living room, let’s talk about what you can do to keep it that way.
Here are some rules to follow:
Identify areas of the room that attract clutter and address them. Either introduce or storage options or fill the space with something decorative that will discourage those that leave the clutter.
Take 5 to 10 minutes each night before bed to do a quick pick up of the living room.
If you have kids, enlist their help as part of their bedtime routine.
Fluff couch pillow and refold throw blankets.
Vacuum or wash the floor and dust thoroughly at least once each week.
Spot clean the carpet and upholstery as necessary. Have them professionally cleaned at least once per year.
Hire a cleaner for a couple of hours each week for a thorough clean through the full house.