Upholstered furniture in your living room has a way of trapping dirt, dust, and stains. While there are many products on the market that promise to clean your sofa, loveseat, chair, or recliner, you don't always know what these cleaners contain and how safe they are. If you want to clean the furniture in your living room naturally, you are in luck. Follow these tips for a natural cleaning of all your upholstered pieces.
Step one: uninstall
Remove as many parts of the stain as you can. If there is anything that is crusty or can be gently scraped off, scrape gently with the edge of a spoon or rubber spatula. Be careful not to rub the stain as you scrape. If the stain is on a pillow or cushion, remove it from the piece of furniture before cleaning.
Step Two: Vacuum Cleaning
Use your vacuum to clean all the upholstered furniture in the living room. Many vacuum cleaners have a dusting brush that you can attach to the hose. If you have one it will be good for you. If it doesn't, you can use the included hose or a simple dusting brush. If the stain is still wet, skip this step or it could stick and destroy the vacuum.
Step Three - Cleaner
It is quite easy to make your own natural cleanser. All you need is a mixing bowl, a mixer, some dishwashing liquid, and water. Add a quarter cup of your favorite natural dishwashing liquid to a cup of warm water in a bowl. Using an electric or hand mixer, beat the soap and water together until it has a foamy meringue-like consistency.
Step four: scrub
Use a soft bristle brush to gently rub the foam over the stain. You will see the dirt and grime come off the fabric. Once the foam is dirty, remove it with a rubber scraper. Continue until the stain is completely removed. You may need to wait for the area to dry to determine if the stain is completely removed. Via Removals
Step Five: Rinse
Dampen a soft, clean, white cloth, as other colors can get on your furniture. Rinse the area by cleaning with soapy water. Rinse your cloth and repeat the process. It may take three or four wipes to thoroughly rinse the area.
Step Six - Dry
Before using the upholstered furniture in the living room that you have cleaned, let it dry. You don't want to ruin the piece by letting it mold. If you have removed a pillow or cushion, keep it away from furniture until it is completely dry. When you're sure it's dry, reassemble it.
You don't have to let a stain ruin your favorite piece of furniture. Use the simple steps shared here to naturally clean any upholstered furniture in your home and not worry about stains or harsh chemicals.