The Ultimate Living Room Cleaning Checklist

The Ultimate Living Room Cleaning Checklist

Follow our ultimate living room cleaning checklist for maintaining a spotless living room, whether you’re doing a quick tidying up or a deep clean.

Our living room is our home’s gathering space for fun and relaxation, so it’s important to have a Living Room Cleaning Checklist to keep it tidy, welcoming, and free of clutter. From regular dusting to tackling daily stains, here’s what you need to keep your living room a clean, cozy place for making memories with your family and friends.

This list features general cleaning tasks that will keep your living room clean and ready to welcome friends and family.

  • Dust overhead light fixtures and furnishing
  • Clean windows and fixtures
  • Sanitize high-touch surfaces
  • Organize and clear clutter
  • Vacuum rugs and carpets
  • Clean and dust appliances and surfaces
  • Straighten up and tidy pillows and blankets
  • Throw away trash

Pro tip: When cleaning a framed photo or artwork, never spray cleaner directly on the frame or glass since it can damage what is encased inside. Instead, take a damp cloth and wipe the frame and glass.

Clean Windows

Don't wait until they're covered in smudges to wash windows. Regular cleaning will also get you into the practice of getting a streak-free shine every time.

Sanitize and Disinfect

As a center for gathering, the living room can be a common place for fomites, high-touch objects that can carry and spread disease. That calls for regular disinfecting and sanitizing, especially during cold and flu season.

Clearing Clutter and Tidying Up

A clutter-free, organized space is beneficial to your mental health! Small tasks such as clearing and putting away clutter is the best place to start.


After any gathering, you’re bound to have a few stains or spills on your rug or carpet. Luckily, we have a Carpet Cleaning Guide that will help you clean the toughest stains.

Clean and Dust

Regular dusting is important for lowering the risk of dust mites, which is especially dangerous for kids and those with allergies.

Regular Checklists & Healthy Cleaning Habits

Having trouble maintaining a clean living room or feel overwhelmed by the idea of doing a big clean before entertaining guests? Drawing up daily, weekly, and monthly lists of chores will keep your cleaning load manageable and organized.

Daily Living Room Cleaning Checklist

  • Throw away trash
  • Straighten up pillows and blankets
  • Organize and clear clutter
  • Sanitize high-touch surfaces

Pro tip: Before wiping down your TV, be sure you've checked the owner's manual for instructions to ensure you're using proper cleaning supplies.

Weekly Living Room Cleaning Checklist

  • Clean and dust appliances and furniture
  • Vacuum rugs and carpets
  • Dust overhead light fixtures and furnishing
  • Clean windows and fixtures
  • Vacuum rugs and carpets
  • Clean and dust appliances and surfaces

Pro tip: If your vacuum comes with a crevice tool, be sure to use it on hard-to-reach corners like between your couch cushions to catch dust and dirt.

Monthly Living Room Cleaning Checklist

  • Clean ceiling fan
  • Dust and clean inside drawers and shelves
  • Vacuum drapes and blinds
  • Remove and wash light fixtures
  • Dust and organize appliance and electronics wires

Pro tip: Dust collects quickly on ceiling fans, so be sure to regularly clean it for the safety of your family, as well as maintaining the mechanical integrity of the fan.

Seasonal or Yearly Living Room Cleaning Checklist

  • Shampoo carpet
  • Clean upholstered furniture
  • Wash walls and baseboards
  • Clean area rugs
  • Wash windows, inside and out

Pro tip: Carpets are a big culprit for trapping pollutants and allergens, so be sure to frequently vacuum, as well as annually dry steam clean if possible.

Living Room Cleaning Supply List

Make sure you’re fully stocked with everything you need to thoroughly clean your living room.

Pro tip: Make sure your vacuum has a HEPA filter to ensure it traps allergens and fine particles, especially if someone in your household has allergies or other sensitivities.

Keep Your Living Room Ready for Guests with Natural, Plant-Powered Cleaners

Looking to keep your living room clean without the use of harsh chemicals or synthetic fragrances? Puracy has you covered, whether you’re wiping down high-touch surfaces with our Disinfecting Surface Cleaner or keeping your carpets stain-free with our Carpet & Upholstery Shampoo.

We strive to formulate all our cleaners using safe, naturally derived ingredients that are still effective on the most stubborn stains and messes. In short, the perfect cleaning solutions for a busy household who wants to stay clean and safe, naturally.