How to clean upholstery

Bought a nice sofa from a home with a dog and cat. I didn't notice the amount of hair and dirt until we got it home. How do I clean it? Don't want to spend more money on a professional cleaner.

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  • Vacuum it! Hopefully your vacuum cleaner has attachments. I have a lot of pets and have a rubber brush that it is easy to collect pet hair. A sticky paper lint rollers from any dollar store will work well too.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Dec 09, 2017
    If you are looking long-term, Hoover makes a great upright bagless vacuum cleaner just for pet hair/fur. It really works. I got mine at Kohls for half price and had a 30% off coupon----- what a deal!

  • Oneal Pullie Jr. Oneal Pullie Jr. on Dec 09, 2017
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  • 27524803 27524803 on Dec 09, 2017
    A good vacuuming, using a furniture attachment can help, then a slightly damp sponge (cheap one like for doing tile or washing cars) or a lint roller.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 09, 2017
    Use the crevice tool with your vac. at close quarters. It will take a while but be worth it, then sprinkle it with shake and vac and leave it (well until you finish the rest of the house )overnight if possible, that will take out any residue of animal smell, then Vac it off. and you should be ready to go.......

  • Peg Peg on Dec 09, 2017
    Id try using an in home steam cleaner.

  • Tina worley Tina worley on Dec 10, 2017
    I brush the cat hair off furniture cushions with a hand nail scrub brush. Then use o d o ban. That a fabric disinfectant and air freshener. About 3 dollars a bottle. Or bigger refill jug 10 dollars. At home depot.

  • Barbara Brookie White Barbara Brookie White on Dec 10, 2017
    Thank you everyone. I feel like it needs a solvent to clean the fibers too.