“What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book & a cup of coffee?” says Antone Trollope, a famous English novelist of the Victorian era. Indeed, we have to admit that most of our relaxing vacations are spent on the couch!
These beautiful couches not only add glory to your rooms but also be your best snuggling partners. Whether it is a premium leather couch or a smooth fabric sofa, the potential threat for stains is no little. From the accident spills of your favourite food to incessant fine dust accumulated, cleaning your couch has a lot of challenges to deal with.
Check these five easy tips to clean your couch at home, chemical-free!
#1. Remove the bad odours off your couch by sprinkling baking soda and vacuuming it away after 20 minutes
The couches are best prone to bad odours as well. This is mostly due to the spills of your food, stains, and pet odours. To remove all the foul odours off your couch, sprinkle the surface with baking soda and allow it to settle for 15 minutes. Then, vacuum the sofa to remove the soda leftovers as well as the odours.
#2. A vacuum cleaner might not help you with pets’ fur. Swab them away gently using a paper tape
There is saying that if you want the best seat in the house, you will have to move the dog! And no wonder they pick your sofas to lay on all the time spreading their magical fibres of love. No matter how many times you vacuum your couch, you still find the strands of them lying.
For effective removal of all these pets’ fur, use paper tape. Gently tape it around your palms with a sticky side showing upside. Now, swab the whole cushion area using your hands.
#3. Use a mixture of white vinegar, lemon, and orange essential oil to remove the tough stains and marks
The stains and marks on the couch are the most formidable tints to remove. Prepare a cleaning solution by adding 1-2 cups of white vinegar, lemon, and orange essential oil. Spray this mixture on the soiled area and scrub it away using a fine brush. This allows you to remove the toughest of the stains within minutes.
#4. Maintain the glow of the wood and leather upholstery by using the mixture of coconut oil and water. Use a microfiber cloth to rub the surfaces.
The wooden and leather upholstery is a classic piece of design. The more sturdy and shiny they are, the more attractive your rooms would be. To maintain that shine of the leather couch, use the solution of coconut oil and water together. Mix 3-4 spoons of oil in a cup of water. Then, dip a soft cloth in the solution and rub the surface to witness the glow!
#5. Clear the stains on the fabric upholstery using a spray mixture of vinegar, olive oil, and mild detergent
Use a perfect spray solution to clean the accidental stains from the fabric couches. The vinegar and olive oil, together with a smooth detergent, forms a potent spraying mixture. Store this in a bottle and apply it to the stained areas whenever required.
So, now, you can follow the tips mentioned above to make your fabric beautiful and spotless within no time. You can get right back to snuggling your couch and streaming your favourite series all day long!
Pro tip: Always observe the cleaning instructions given by the manufacturers. You will mostly find the following tags seen on your couch. Know what they mean,
X - vacuum only,
W- water can be used for the couch,
S- Use a cleaning solution,
WS- Both water and a cleaning solution can be used.