Tips for cleaning your living room
People spend a ton of time relaxing in the living room, so you’ll want to keep it comfortable, clean and dust-free.
8. Stay on top of dust by focusing on hidden areas in your living room
The living room is the place where you, your family and any guests will spend most of your time, so you really want to do a thorough job in there. Johnson says the best way to ensure you’re hitting every spot is to move your furniture as you go. Shift everything around, so you’re vacuuming and dusting the floor underneath where the furniture sits before moving it back.
“This will ensure you’re getting those hard-to-reach places that have been collecting dust all year,” Johnson says. “And don’t forget to vacuum underneath the cushions!”
To stay ahead of the curve in your living room, you’ll want to vacuum under furniture and between cushions at least once a month. If you or a family member have allergies, do those tasks every other week.
9. Use the right tools to deal with dust
Feather dusters might look adorable, but they’re not terribly practical. In order to remove dust effectively in the living room, Boone suggests using a microfiber duster or cloth instead of a feather duster. “Feather dusters tend to just move dust around and not remove it at all,” Boone says.