Does your living room need more than a surface-level cleaning? Here are some simple tips for deep cleaning certain elements of this communal space.
Vacuum the upholstery of the sofas and chairs in your living room with a handheld extension. Then remove the cushions and vacuum the exposed surface underneath them.
Here’s how you can remove certain types of upholstery stains:
- Wet stains should be dabbed gently with a damp cloth or paper towel to pick them up.
- Dry stains should be brushed off as much as possible.
- Gelatinous stains should be picked up with a solid object. Never scrape or blot them.
After you have removed as much as you can, simply whisk one cup of warm water with a quarter cup of dish detergent. Submerge a kitchen sponge into this mixture and rub it against the affected area. Shift the sponge to a clean side when the current one is soiled and repeat this action until most of the stain is present on the sponge.
Once you are finished, wet a microfiber towel with tap water and dab it onto the residue left behind by the sponge. Then let the area dry in a dark, cool place. This can be achieved by simply shutting the blinds and turning down the thermostat if your home is toasty.
Carpets and Rugs
Shampoo your carpets and rugs for a deep, lasting clean. Or you can spot clean them if you are strapped for time and cash. Rugs woven with fine fibers should be vacuumed slowly to remove as many dust and dirt particles as possible.
If your rug looks a little worn, you can send it to an Oriental rug repair Portland company for restoration services.
Clear furniture surfaces of objects and debris, then dust them and wipe them down with an appropriate cleaner. Wooden furniture should always be treated with a wood cleaner. You can use a wood polish when you’re done for some extra shine, but this is optional.
Using these cleaning tips will make your living room look immaculate.