{6 Days To An Organized Home: Day 3, Living Room}


*****To get a head start on your cleaning,

click below for our full cleaning list*****

{Full House Cleaning List}


It is Day 3 of our {6 Days To An Organized Home} challenge. So far our cleaning list looks like this:

My Cleaning List:

  • Kitchen click {here} to get your {Kitchen Cleaning List}
  • Dining Room  click {here} to get your {Dining Room Cleaning List}
  • Living Room
  • Sun-room/ Mudroom
  • Linen Closet/Bathroom
  • Bedrooms

Woo hoo!!! We are almost halfway through. I know you must be excited about that! I mean- look at how much you’ve accomplished already. It’s only January 4th and already, you’ve accomplished so much! Kudos to you!

Since you’ve been here with me since the first day of the challenge, you already know the drill. Let me just get out of the way and give you our {Living Room Cleaning List} so you can get on with your cleaning. Don’t forget to kick up the music and have some fun. Who said cleaning had to be boring?!!!

So here we go with Day 3…


Cleaning my Living Room can be a little trickier than cleaning the Dining Room and Kitchen because I don’t have a second Family Room or Formal Living Room. We do it all in our Living Room. It has multiple uses and so I tend to start by picking up things that are not in their place and putting them back where they go.

For our cleaning today, when you start picking up anything that is out of place, decide if you will

  • Keep
  • Donate
  • Toss out

Toss and Purge:

  • Broken items.
  • Stained pillows and cushions.
  • Broken or chipped vases/decorations.
  • Broken or chipped mirrors (although I’d hope you would throw these out immediately to avoid hazards).
  • Broken or ripped books.
  • Old magazine subscriptions.
  • Simplify and purge any items you no longer need, want, or use.
  • Unnecessary items on fireplace.


  • Pillows and cushions you no longer like or wish to use.
  • Items that are in good condition but serve no purpose for your family.
  • Books you’ve kept on your bookshelf that you know you will never read.
  • Duplicate items you rarely use.
  • Anything that sits around picking up dust that you don’t even enjoy.

Sort and Organize:

  • Books.
  • Clear paperwork, mail, books, magazines, etc. (Create a {Mail Station})
  • Frames.
  • Decorations.
  • Remove items you don’t use in the Living Room like shoes, toys, etc.
  • Keep one basket for magazines and newspapers (current issues only).
  • Set up a key holder to sort all your keys or designate a small tray for keys.

Dusting and Wiping:

  • Dust coffee tables and end tables.
  • Dust TV console.
  • Dust any other tables in the room.
  • Wipe down chairs.
  • Dust lampshades.
  • Dust all decorating items including wall décor.
  • Dust faux plants.
  • Clean mirrors and glass.
  • Put everything back in its proper place.

Walls and Windows:

  • Wipe down walls.
  • Wipe down baseboards.
  • Wash windows.
  • Wipe down window sills.
  • Wipe down blinds.
  • Wash curtains.
  • Wipe down fireplace (I have a faux fireplace, not too sure how you would go about cleaning a real fireplace. I’m sure you can search great tutorials online though).
  • Dust/Wipe Light Fixtures/Ceiling Fans.


  • Sweep floors.
  • Vacuum Carpet/Rugs
  • Mop floors.

Now It’s Your Turn!!

Alright so there you have it. The Living Room cleaning and organizing list has been broken down as best as I could. Now it’s your turn to go out there and get to work! I know it seems like an overwhelming task, that’s why I’ve broken it down into sections. Take out your pencil if you have to then start checking off as you go. Put on some jams in the background (pray for strength, {smile}) and then get to work.

I Want To Hear From You…

Don’t forget to stop by and share with me how your cleaning and organizing is going. Leave me your comments, your emails, even your pictures. I want to hear from you!!!


Posted on January 4, 2012, in CLEANING, DIY, HOME & ORGANIZATION, HOME MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZING and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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