A couch is a wonderful thing. It’s perfect for family snuggle time, a great place to watch tv, fun for tumbling around on, and it doubles as a bounce house. Home just wouldn’t be the same without our soft and comfy couches.
We get a lot of use out of our couches and it shows. You can see it in the stain where my ice cream dripped, the cracker crumbs that always seem to find their way into the crannies between the cushions, the crayon scribbles that didn’t want to be confined to paper, and the scuffs from that time when I forgot to take off my shoes before using the couch as a trampoline. These things can happen to the best of us.
With all the misfortunes that our couches seem to attract, it’s a wonder any of us are still willing to flop down on them after a long day. These comfy pieces of furniture are germ magnets and yet we snuggle up to them just about every day. Our couches, which we put our faces on, are among the most used and abused items in our home while also the least often to be thoroughly washed.
Once in a while Mommy and Daddy pull out the carpet washing machine and give the couches a good scrub with the upholstery attachment. It’s a long and tedious process that renders our couches not useable for about a day until they dry. This task is such a nightmare that it’s only done as a last resort.
The alternative to bringing out the carpet washing machine is spot cleaning as needed. Couch cleanup is an important part of our regular housekeeping routine. This week our guest post covers this topic with some easy tips on keeping those couches looking clean.
7 Short Tips to Effortlessly Clean Your Fabric Sofa
Clean and spotless sofas not only enhance your room decor but also keep your home germ free. Fabric sofas are cozy and the best place to cuddle up with your loved ones. But, the spills and stains can spoil the look of your sofas. Most people use covers for fabric sofas but you can clean it regularly if you do not use covers. Here are 7 tips to clean your fabric sofas, read on.
1. Use the cleaning tags
Your fabric sofas have cleaning tags that you should follow. ‘W’ means you can wash your sofa with water. ‘WS’ means you can wash your sofa with solvent cleaner and water. ‘S’ means you can only use a dry solvent to clean the sofa. ‘X’ means you just need to use a vacuum for cleaning.
2. Use a brush
Use a bristle brush that helps you to remove all the dirt and dust from the fabric sofa. A stiff brush can be helpful when there is no time to deep clean your fabric sofa. Use this brush in corners and other spots of your fabric sofa. This is the easiest way to clean your sofa.
3. Use a vacuum cleaner
Vacuum cleaner is always handy for cleaning your sofa. Use a vacuum cleaner once every week to remove dust and debris from your fabric sofa. Always use a narrow attachment or hose attachment for cleaning your sofa. A vacuum cleaner helps to remove the long particles leaving your sofa spotlessly clean. If possible, use a full size vacuum cleaner for cleaning your fabric sofa.
4. Use a lint roller
Lint roller is handy if you have pets at home. Lint roller helps to remove pet hair on the sofa that even an ordinary cleaner cannot. Simply roll this in a systematic direction on your fabric sofa. Cover the whole area so that you remove all the dirt and pet hair from the fabric. You can use this roller once every week for sofa cleaning.
5. Use a dry cleaning solution
Don’t go by the name, this type of solution does not have water so you can use it to clean your fabric sofas. Just follow the instructions on the solution bottle to clean your fabric sofa in the most convenient way. The dry cleaning solution may be available at a local grocery store. If it’s not available, you can buy the product online. Use this solution once or twice a month for cleaning your fabric sofa.
6. Use vinegar
Use vinegar to remove stains from fabric sofa. Mix a part of vinegar and add warm water to make a solution. Now, use this solution to remove stubborn stains from your fabric sofa. Work on it quickly or else there might be discoloration.
7. Use baking soda
You can simply remove odor and smell from your sofa using baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda on your sofa and leave it for some time. Use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to remove the baking soda. This will give a new look to your sofa.
This is a guest posts from Adriana Smith.
Adriana Smith is a creative writer by profession and hobby, currently working as a content executive at cleaning services nj. She aspires to help her readers get the best home care services by sharing personal tips learned through both years of experience and thorough research.