->Choose a room
->Go to work
The living room is not only for living in, but for keeping clean and neat for company. Assess the challenges you find in yours. Does Michael need to have an easier way to put away his clarinet after practicing so it doesn’t end up staying on the coach? Do you need a better shelving unit for the piano books so they don’t end up spread across the floor? What additional tools will make your living room easier to keep clean and tidy?
Clean Out and Clean Up
Go to work, updating and cleaning out your living room until you are satisfied. Discard or share outdated magazines, dust the window coverings, and simplify the items on your end and coffee tables. Remember, less is always more (because more is a chore).
Add Welcoming Touch
The living room benefits from something to do while company is waiting or first arrives. That is why a couple of picture books, family photos hung on the wall, and interesting curios make this room more functional.
Find more helpful ideas in the “House of Order” Handbook.
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