Now that you’ve spring cleaned your kitchen and home office, it’s time to Norwex spring clean the living room and family room!
Whether you have one room for all or two separate rooms for TV watching and family time, these are two spaces that tend to be occupied the most, which means it doesn’t take long to accumulate all sorts of messes. Between pets jumping on the couches, popcorn movie nights with the kids, afternoons of coupon clipping, and gatherings with family and friends, I’m always surprised at what I find when I clean these two rooms. As always, I am thankful that Norwex makes it easy to spring clean the space with no harsh chemicals, providing a safer environment for everyone.
Here is a list of jobs and the corresponding Norwex products needed to give your living room and family room the spring cleaning it deserves.
Norwex Spring Cleaning the Living Room
Electronics & Lamps
- Turn off and unplug all electronic devices including televisions, DVD players and Tivos, clocks, radios, lamps, and land lines (remember those?!). If you haven’t used any of them in a year, box them up and put them in storage, sell them on eBay, or donate them to your local thrift store.
- Wipe everything else down with either a dry Window Cloth or a dry Dusting Mitt. Once it’s all clean, make sure all the cords are untangled and in an unobtrusive location and re-plug them into the closest outlet.
- Use the Norwex Dusting Mitt to wipe down lamp shades, lamp stem, and the top of light bulbs. Replace any light bulbs that have burned out.
Magazines, newspapers, mail clippings
- Recycle anything that is 6 months or older or add them to the kid’s craft supplies.
Doors, windows, mirrors
- Wipe down windows, door glass, and mirrors with a damp Enviro Cloth and polish with a dry Window Cloth.
- If window sills and door/mirror frames are in need of a little extra TLC, wipe them down with a wet Enviro Cloth or wet Dusting Mitt. Otherwise, a dry Dusting Mitt will do just fine.
- With a damp Enviro Cloth or Dusting Mitt, swipe the tops of your window and door frames… it’s amazing how much dust collects there!
- Launder curtains.
- Wipe down end tables, coffee tables, entertainment centers, and shelves with a wet Enviro Cloth. and if necessary polish with a dry window cloth or Enviro Towel.
- If you have pets that are allowed on your upholstered furniture, use the Rubber Mop Brush or Lint Mitt to gather up the hair.
- Spot clean couches and other fabric furniture with a wet Enviro Cloth, and if there are stubborn stains that need a little more, use Norwex Carpet Stain Buster (just make sure to test it in an inconspicuous area first!)
- Mist all upholstered furniture, cushions, and area rugs with Norwex Mattress Cleaner.
- For wood floors, use a yellow Dry Superior Mop to zap up dust, and a blue Wet Mop Pad to give it a deep clean. Make sure to get under your couches and chairs!
- For extra stubborn floor spills or stains, use a Spirisponge and dab of Cleaning Paste.
- For carpeted floors, use the Carpet Stain Buster. This product can also be used for stubborn stains on cloth furniture, just be sure to test it on a small area first.
- Remove books, DVDs, picture frames, and trinkets from shelves, wipe them down with a dry Dusting Mitt, and put them back.
- If you’re looking to declutter as well, consider making another donation bag of these items, or sell books and movies on half.com for a few bucks each.
Final list of all the products used:
- Dusting Mitt,
- Window Cloth,
- Enviro Cloth,
- Cleaning Paste,
- Carpet Stain Buster,
- Wet Mop Pad,
- Dry Superior Mop,
- Mattress Cleaner,
- Rubber Static Brush,
- Lint Mitt
Do you have any tips for spring cleaning your family room or living room? Share them in the comments!