By SHIFRAH COMBITHSImage Credit: Lauren Kolyn
Others clean for self-satisfaction. And some folks clean when they just can’t ignore the popcorn crumbs in the cushions any longer.
There are people who attack mess in a cleaning frenzy, and others who clean like a slow-dripping faucet.
As tempting as it is to begin your living-room cleaning around a central point, you shouldn’t start with the coffee table. Instead,
We often talk about cleaning from top to bottom, and cleaning the living room is no exception. Your living room light fixture is a landing spot for dust and dirt.
The last thing you want to do is knock that mess onto your already meticulously polished and arranged coffee table and have to clean it up again.
The top-to-bottom strategy is great if you’re cleaning for speed and efficiency. But it’s an advanced effort, and here’s a lesson from Housekeeping 101:
If what gets you motivated to clean the rest of the living room is seeing your reflection in the gleaming wood of your freshly polished coffee table, start there.
If the thought of vacuum lines in your carpet makes you reach for your cleaning kit, cleaning from top to bottom can take a seat.
Cleaning “rules” might be ways to get the job done according to someone’s definition of efficiency, but, it’s all going to get dirty again no matter what’s cleaned first or last.