Your living room is the spot for cosy nights in with the family, gatherings with friends and relaxing evenings in front of the TV. In short, it’s one of the most important areas in your home. So, keeping it clean is a priority.

Don’t worry. You don’t need to dread the big clean. With our quick guide to cleaning your living room, you can keep your home looking and feeling fresh in just 6 steps…

1. Declutter

To start with, it’s best to clear up the room and get rid of any clutter, to give you the space to clean. Don’t worry about cleaning the floors or dusting the surfaces when putting away clutter, these steps will come later. Invest in a ‘clutter basket’ to put away any loose items before outing them where they belong later on.

2. Dusting

Next, it’s time to get the feather duster and polish out. The walls, ceiling, photographs, surfaces and skirting boards can all benefit from a quick once over with a microfibre cloth. This should only take a few minutes and will make a huge difference. It’s best to do this before tackling the floors as any dust in the air will soon settle and become ingrained in the carpet fibres.

3. Furniture

Don’t forget about the sofas and chairs during your clean. While you may think they’re free of dirt or just need a once over with the hoover, they may be holding onto a lot of dust. The crevices and intricate details of furniture can make them difficult to properly clean. A professional furniture clean can make sure they’re germ-free and leave them looking as good as new.

4. Soft furnishings

The last thing you want is to put dirty decor back onto freshly cleaned furniture. Throw any cushion cases, throws and curtains in the wash (making sure to read the instructions first) before putting them back for a clean, fresh appearance.

Top tip: While they’re in the wash, you may notice your windows looking a bit streaky. Vinegar and newspaper will take care of that.

5. Carpets & rugs

Your carpets and rugs will make the biggest difference in transforming the look of your room. Dust, pet hair, food crumbs and bacteria can easily become entangled in the carpet. A domestic hoover simply won’t do the trick. If you’ve not had one in a while, or your carpets are looking worse for wear, a professional clean may be the ideal solution for you.

6. Tile flooring

It’s important not to neglect areas of your living room that are tiled or have stone floors. They may be easier to simply wipe down for a quick fix, but they can still hold onto germs and dirt, too. While a professional is cleaning your carpets, it may be worth asking them to give your tiles a clean as well for living room that’s completely fresh and germ-free.

Professional deep cleaning with Clean & Dry

From giving your leather furniture a new lease of life to making your carpets look as good as new, Clean & Dry Rotherham is here for every cleaning need. Our team of professional cleaners will ensure your living room is perfectly clean, cosy and comfortable.