Sofas make the ideal spot to unwind, whether you’re catching up over coffee, binge-watching your favorite show on TV, or spending time with loved ones.
No matter how cautious you are, stains, spills, and dirt that accumulate from regular use—as well as the unpleasant odors and discoloration they cause—cannot be avoided.
However, hold off on adding expensive fabric cleaning materials. All it takes to breathe new life into your upholstery cleaning is a few natural ingredients, many of which we’re sure you already have in your kitchen cabinet.
See below for the top natural methods for cleaning a fabric sofa.
It’s a good idea to review each cleaning code before beginning any of the techniques below.
Brush it off.
The first step in giving your sofa a thorough cleaning is to make sure you’re getting rid of any crumbs or dirt off the surface as well as between the sofa cushions (you might want to use gloves for this).
You’ll need a clean, dry cloth for this. Brush the upholstery with the cloth in hand, making sure to get into all the crevices and nooks. You might need to use a firm brush to get at tough spots, like those that have dried on.
Here’s how to remove smells from fabric:
What you need:
Dry carpet cleaner (optional)
How to do it:
- Firstly, remove any crumbs from your sofa’s surface.
- Then, sprinkle the entire sofa with baking soda and leave to sit for at least 20 minutes.
- Once the time is up, vacuum the sofa using a brush attachment.
- To remove stubborn stains, mix the baking soda with dry carpet cleaner and leave that to sit for another 20 minutes.
- If that isn’t enough, we recommend taking a handheld steam cleaner to remove lingering odours from your sofa.