FlyLady’s Detailed Cleaning List – Zone 5: The Living Room, Family Room, or Den

This is my detailed cleaning list example for my Living Room. Adapt it to fit your family. Start at the top and work your way down to the floor: cleaning from cobwebs to dust bunnies!

Now, don’t even touch this list if you have not decluttered this room first. Then you can start working on the detailed cleaning jobs that perhaps you haven’t done in weeks or maybe years!

Do not get overwhelmed by this list! Do not expect to get it all done this month. Print the list out for your planner. I keep the list in sheet protectors. Then I can mark off what I have done with a highlighter.

Living Room/Family Room/Den Detailed Cleaning List

  1. Clean cobwebs
  2. Clean windows
  3. Straighten bookcases
  4. Wash ornaments and knick-knacks
  5. Clean out end table
  6. Straighten closets/ drawers
  7. Wipe fingerprints from walls
  8. Polish furniture
  9. Clean out magazine racks
  10. Clean phone
  11. Clean under cushions
  12. Clean out fireplace
  13. Move furniture and vacuum
  14. Shampoo carpet

If you have a family room, game room, sun porch, or other room that is used by the family for living purposes, then concentrate on decluttering one room each month (or as you find more time). Do not push yourself. They did not get cluttered in one month and they will not get clean in one week. Remember: baby steps. If you are unable to do any task, just delete it and go to the next one. Do not save them up. We will repeat the same thing each week and each month. I am just your reminder. – FlyLady

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