When was the last time you cleaned your sofa? I know you probably can’t even remember! I get it – you have a busy schedule and you don’t feel like wasting the little free time you have cleaning your couch.
But it’s super important if you want to achieve a healthy living space. The cleanliness of your sofa is linked to the amount of dirt and dust you have floating in the air. Let me explain – your sofa absorbs a lot of dirt, dust, germs, and all sorts of other impurities. Now, when you sit on the sofa, a lot of the absorbed dirt and dust get released into the air – and then you breathe it in.
This is why I encourage you to deep clean your sofa as often as possible. And trust me – it’s not as hard as you think!
How To Easily Deep Clean Your Sofa?
Start off with vacuuming it. That way, you will remove larger debris, any crumbs, pet hairs, and other impurities sitting on top of the surface. You will also prepare the fabric for a further deep clean!
Next, you need to deodorize and freshen up the sofa. I like to do that by simply sprinkling baking soda all over the surface then letting the powder sit for a few hours. It will absorb any bad smells and it will also freshen up the appearance of the fabric.
In a few hours, grab your vacuum cleaner and get rid of the powder.
Then I like to dampen a microfiber cloth and wipe the entire sofa. Sometimes, I also like using rubbing alcohol instead of water because it also disinfects.
If you notice any stained areas, make sure you spot treat them either with a commercial stain remover or with a DIY recipe with household items.
Personally, I prefer using the commercial product over natural ingredients because I am scared they will damage the surface and will potentially leave more stains. If you still want to use natural ingredients, I recommend you mix a teaspoon of liquid dish soap with a cup of warm water and use that as your stain remover. Keep in mind that you will need to remove the residue once you are done because soap usually attracts more dirt!