Thursday, June 9, 2011
Since most homes do not have a separate room intended for formal gatherings, the living room serves these purposes. It becomes the family room and the living room at the same time. This is the reason why your living room needs to be neat and fresh smelling -- not only to impress your guests but the family too, for they also deserve to stay in an orderly room where the air is clean.
Keeping the living room neat and clean is a matter of organization and the desire to maintain its beauty. You may have the modern furniture and furnishings as well as striking wall decors, but if dust looms everywhere, it tarnishes the image of the room.
So how do you start your clean-up regimen?
Start with the floor. The type of floor that you have will determine the kind of tool that you will need. Marble and wooden floors are fine with sweeping and mopping. If you want them to have that additional sparkle, make use of a floor polisher. If your floor is carpeted, you naturally will need a vacuum. Do this every two days in a week at the most.
Dust your furniture. Ready all your cleaning stuff by placing them in a cleaning tool kit. Make sure you use the appropriate solutions that will not harm your furniture.
Wooden furniture can make use of liquid polish or paste wax.
For glass-top coffee tables, use the commercially sold glass cleaner or mix vinegar in a quart of water. Newspapers are very good in drying glass surfaces.
Antiques usually have a certain smell – that musky kind of scent. Put ground coffee in a tiny container and place it inside the shelves, drawers or cabinet. Leave it there for quite some time to get rid of the odor.
Have some plants. You can also go for flowers. Both will give the fresh look and smell of your living room. Be sure to water the plants though. On the other hand, you need to change the water of the flowers every 2 days or else you will invite mosquitoes to lay their eggs in the water. Get the dust off from the plants by using a banana skin. The juice of the skin nourishes the plant.
With a neat and fresh smelling living room, you are sure that not only will your guests appreciate it but also your family, most of all, will benefit from it.