5 Ways to De-Clutter Your Living Room

sofa-in-living-room-1113tm-pic-120Your living room is a multi-purpose space where remote controls, papers, collectibles, and other things can quickly pile up, causing it to appear disorderly. It is important to keep this zone comfortable and organized so that every member of your family can feel relaxed and stress free when reading, watching TV, entertaining guests, or performing any other activity. If your time is limited and you need help with the detail cleaning, The Maids of Plainfield in Illinois can help. Regardless, the following are some simple tips to get your living room organized for maximum enjoyment:

  • Keep only a few functional and decorative items, such as coasters and books, on your coffee and end tables
  • Arrange your furniture around your room’s focal point while leaving some space between the pieces for aesthetic purposes, and to create space for easy access when moving around the living room.
  • Every living room has an entertainment center, so you should choose one that offers adequate storage for all your entertainment pieces. If you have a lot of stuff, you should opt for a larger space to ensure that your video games, CDs, DVDs, and other items are well-kept. Alternatively, you can have a separate cabinet or shelf to put your entertainment items so that the living room is less crowded.
  • If there is a lot of trash in your living room, you may have to place a wastebasket to reduce clutter. This is mostly applicable in homes with small children who like to throw trash anywhere. The wastebasket that you choose should fit your room’s décor, have a cover or lid so that it is not unpleasant to look at, and be deodorized to keep away foul smell.
  • Keep your cables and chords concealed from anyone’s sight. Tangled cables that are clearly visible behind your entertainment center do not look good. A solution for this is to coil and tie the wires together behind your entertainment center, or to use a cable zipper to enclose them in a tube.

You should also be creative when displaying photos and house pants so that they do not look crowded and distracting.

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