If you own a microfibre couch, when you were purchasing it, the salesman where you bought it was probably pretty adamant that it would be the easiest fabric in the world to keep clean. That you could literally spill something on it, and wipe it off easy as can be. After having it for a while you realize that while this is true for the most part, your sofa can still get some nasty stains left behind. Eventually, regardless of how easy it is to wipe off these spills there comes a time when it is nice to give this fabric a good cleaning. The effect of months or years of stains will make your beautiful furniture not so beautiful any longer. When you are cleaning furniture, if you have large couch made of microfiber, then you will likely have to clean it inside your house. But, if you have smaller micro fibre furniture pieces you can bring them out to the patio so there are less chemicals in the air from the sofa cleaner supplies. This method really works well and your furniture ends up looking beautiful very quickly and easily, but on the downside, Windex is not necessarily the healthiest cleaning product.
Seeing that the couch is a place that you often plant bare skin and your face even, you can easily replace the windex with some vinegar instead, as the method has a lot to do with the brush that is used, as much as the solution. The best way to clean upholstery is to use a small amount of cleaner, whether it be the windex that they recommend in this tutorial from Making the World Cuter, or it is a specialty sofa cleaner, and then you want to use a nice brush to be able to really get into the fibres of the upholstery. Cleaning furniture doesn't have to require using a big machine after all, with some elbow grease and some time you can make your well loved furniture look almost brand new again. Once cleaned, your furniture will be beautiful again, and if you are like many of us between the dogs, the grandkids, or your husband eating his snacks every day with small spills to the sofa, you will be grateful for this method. You might be wondering how often to clean your couch and your furniture in general. Cleaning furniture doesn't have to be done all of the time, but you might want to clean it yearly if you want to keep it well maintained. Keeping up with the cleaning will make sure that your house will have minimal allergens like dust mites and dander from pets that can cause allergies to flare up.
If you happen to get a minimal stain on your microfiber sofa or any other piece of furniture, just get some water and a soft cloth, and simple dab at the stain until the cloth absorbs it. Don't rub stains or scrub them as this can actually make stains set into the fibres of the fabric leaving you with a deeper set in stain that will be harder to remove. Also, try to not let stains sit for too long before addressing them. Especially stains like wine, tomato sauce and chocolate. Attend to all stains quickly to be most effective. Thank you to the folks over at Making the World Cuter for this awesome tutorial on the best way to clean upholstery. This method can be used on pretty much any type of upholstery fabric so give it a try on your furniture. For the step by step guide on the best way to clean your upholstery, make sure you check out the full tutorial on the Making the World Cuter website.*
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