At the outset of Living Room Week, an important question arises. Who’s living in your living room, and what do they do there?
Some homes feature a formal living room, used to receive guests and put up the Christmas tree-while the family’s day-to-day life is lived down the hall in a den or family room. For these families, Living Room Week will be a straightforward process of cleaning walls, light fixtures, furniture and floors.
In other homes, the living room is the central stage for family life. It’s where family members watch television, play video games, listen to music, do homework, browse the Internet, read, eat and even sleep! For these families, Living Room Week assignments touch on multiple activity centers, all overlapping in a single space.
And we’re supposed to declutter, clean and organize them all this week? Help!