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Cleaning is an annoying task for many. Most people don’t enjoy cleaning, especially on the weekends. But these fun tips and tricks can change your attitude towards cleaning your furniture. From fabric protectors to steam mops, you will learn some handy hacks and preventative measures to keep your upholstery cleaner. And, you won’t have to buy expensive cleaning equipment either. Keep reading for the low down!
Bring The Word ‘Often’ In Your Life
Vacuuming and dusting furniture should be done quite often. It really should be a habit that’s part of your daily cleaning routine.
Crumbs and dirt can get embedded into upholstery fabric if not cleaned quickly. Use a vacuum attachment or soft bristle brush to spic and span the material.
Some Cheating Is Fine
We are with you, and we understand that cleaning can’t always happen. If you are in a bind and don’t have attached couch cushions, simply rotate the cushions.
Not only will the other side be cleaner, but you’ll also help prevent uneven wear and intentions in the foam.
Take Care of Spills
If you have children, you know all too well about accidental spills and even intentional drawing on furniture. Their playtime quickly can morph into your cleaning time.
The best course of action is to clean spills immediately.
To do this, press a cloth down firmly on the spill until the colored liquid is fully absorbed. Then use a spot cleaner to get rid of the rest. Just don’t rub too vigorously, or you might leave a wear spot in the fabric.Keeping your upholstered furniture in good condition is an important part of extending its life. Keep reading for some handy hacks! Click To Tweet
Use A Fabric Protector
One of the easiest things you can do is apply a fabric protector. Treat the fabric as soon as you get it to avoid any hassle-filled tasks in the future.
After that, you need to stick to a routine to protect your furniture from any kind of wear and tear and those clumsy spills.
Keep Fabric Cleaner Handy
Buy a good quality fabric cleaner to clean your furniture or make your own. You want something made specifically for fabric.
To DIY it, fill a spray bottle with half white vinegar and half water. This works great on light stains.
Also, keep a stain stick, and a spot treatment spray on hand, too, just in case your kiddos and pets are having a lot of fun.
Time To De-Pill
Is your furniture starting to look a bit fuzzy? Invest a few minutes in your upholstery and de-fuzz it with a lint shaver or de-pilling tool.
It’ll make it look like new again!
Use Steam Mop
Did you know you can use a steam mop on your upholstery too? Well, you can — just test a small area first to make sure nothing bad happens.
Doing a few passes over the fabric with low steam should do the trick. Then blot any stains you see clean with a rag.
Make your home more attractive and welcoming by taking the time to clean your upholstery. It can help you make old furniture look new again. Happy cleaning!
What is your best tip for getting rid of a fabric stain?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.