Clean & Declutter Under Couch & Between Couch Cushions
Today's decluttering mission is to clean and declutter under the couch and in between the couch cushions.
This mission is designed to be done during the week we're working on the Organizing Living Room & Family Room Challenge, which is part of the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge here on the site.
I'm sure you know how quickly little stuff accumulates both under your sofa and also that slips between and under those couch cushions. Today's the day to brave it and get all that stuff out of there.
If you can move the couch (be careful not to hurt yourself) go ahead and do so, remove all the stuff under there and vacuum or sweep.
Then, remove the couch cushions (if you can with your couch) and really clean it out, including removing any stuff you find and vacuuming up crumbs and debris, including in the crevices.
If you've got enough time go ahead and vacuum the actual cushions themselves as well. It removes a lot of dust and can keep your sofa or couch looking better longer.
Now, this is the type of mission that you can't just do once a year, but needs to be an ongoing task. You'll need to decide how often to do it in your home, based on a lot of factors including how many people sit on the couch, and how prone everyone is to lose things in there. I would suggest every week to two weeks though as a reasonable time.
Below I've listed some of the most typical things you might find under your couch or between the cushions, but I'd love to hear what you find when doing this mission too, so make sure to tell me in the comments!Photo courtesy of Kelly Sikkema