You don't need a whole day to clean the living rom. Whether you have 15 minutes or an hour, these tips will help you clean
up the living room in a flash.
Clean the Family Room in 15 Minutes
Clear the clutter. Tour the room with a laundry basket in tow, picking up any out-of-place items for redistribution later.
Speed-dust at eye level. Grab two electrostatic or microfiber cloths. Rotate out the grimy cloth, or opt for quick two-handed dust-busting.
Fluff pillows and fold throws. These small adjustments result in big visual impact.
Clean the Family Room in 30 Minutes
Also vacuum or dry-mop the floor. Concentrate on areas around doorways, which harbor tracked-in dirt.
Clean the Family Room in 1 Hour
Tackle upholstery and window treatments. Use the vacuum’s brush attachment to get dust off sofas and chairs. Clean under and behind cushions, then flip them to distribute
wear evenly. Close the curtains and use a vacuum attachment to clean. For blinds, wear each slat with a damp microfiber cloth.
Clean the Family Room in Half a Day
Wash the windows. To minimize streaking, use a glass cleaner and a lint-free material such as a cloth diaper or an old T-shirt. Try cleaning
with vertical strokes inside and horizontal ones outside, so you’ll know which side any remaining streaks are on.
Spot-clean the walls. Take off dirt, stains and scuffs with a damp eraser pad.
Combat hidden dirt and dust. Get behind, underneath and on top of tall furniture with a long-handle duster. Roll back rugs and clean the floor below.