Cleaning & Organizing December 2015: The Living Room

Are you still with me on this cleanliness journey?!? ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Welcome back, and thanks for reading! I have already cleaned, organized and decluttered the bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchen. I just love simplifying my life. I am always so busy, and it is nice to give my home a deep cleaning so that it is easier to maintain.

It was hard to get the guys out of the living room to get it cleaned, as they have been watching so many college football bowl games this week! ๐Ÿ™‚ I was able to organize my DVDs, dust all of the cabinets and tables. Plus, I gave it a good vacuuming. The cat house lives in this room andย Sylvester and Cassie are kinda messy with the catnip,ย  as it was scattered all over it. I took time to really detail that out – just in time to give them more catnip in a few days! Hehehehe! Gotta love it. The housework is never totally finished. ๐Ÿ™‚

My windows needed a good washing – thanks to the cat nose prints from my two sweeties – and so did the curtains and mini blinds. Next up was the couch. You never know what you mind find in the cushions. Didn’t find anything fun this time! But, it felt so great get it clean. We humans in this family are pretty clean, but those two cute cats of ours leave their hair everywhere.

My air vent return in located off of the living room, and I make a regular habit of changing out the air filter about every 2-3 months. It was in need of replacement, and so I did that too. Everyone in my family has allergy problems, and it helps to keep the filter replaced.

My mind wanders when I clean, take care of the laundry or do the dishes. As I was cleaning the room, I thought about how much of our “living” we do in this area of our home. We don’t sit at a traditional table to eat our meals, we have a really great coffee table that we sit around to eat. The TV is usually on one of the shows that we all watch together (right now it is Veronica Mars on Amazon Prime and Jessica Jones on Netflix) during our meals, but only if one of our sports teams (Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Lakers) are not playing at that moment. Great conversations take place as a family in this space, we love watching movies together and just simply enjoying each other’s company. So many great memories have been made. Our cats love to hang out with us here too. Our male cat lets out a little cry/yelp at us when we get too loud during one of our football, basketball, hockey and baseball games. He cracks us up! ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess he just wants our attention!!!

I am all finished and my house feels very clean now! My family and I are really looking forward to what the new year will bring. I hope that you have enjoyed the holiday season with the ones you love most and that you have a very safe, healthy and happy 2016!