Clean Upholstered Furniture
Do you clean your upholstered furniture on a regular basis? Don’t wait until you can see the dust and dirt. If you add these tips to your cleaning routines, your upholstered furnishings will look and smell great — and last longer too!
Weekly Upholstered Furniture Care
- remove pillows and cushions
- use the crevice tool on your vacuumto really get into all the crevices that hold the dust and dirt. If cushions are not removable, use the crevice tool to get into all the available seams and corners.
- Vacuum the cushionsReplace and rotate the cushions. You can extend your upholstered furniture’s life by periodically turning over the loose cushions.
- Look over the pieces carefully; if you see any spots or stains treat them immediately.
- If you have any stains, remove the cover if you can, and treat according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- If you aren’t sure how to treat a stain and would like to treat it yourself – try using a little white shaving cream. Use a very small amount of white shaving cream on a damp white cloth to treat all kinds of mystery stains. When the stain is gone, dab with a second cloth and clean water. Be sure to first test on a hidden part of the upholstery for colorfastness. *It’s always best to contact the furniture or upholstery manufacturer to see if you can get specific cleaning instructions for your particular fabric.
- Freshen throw pillows by tossing them in the dryer and set it on air or fluff with some tennis balls to freshen and dust in one step.
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