How to Clean a Sofa: Tried and Tested Couch Cleaning Hack
I recently stumbled upon an intriguing couch cleaning hack from Home Tricks that involved an unexpected ingredient – toothpaste. Naturally, I couldn't resist putting this unconventional idea to the test.
For this household tip, I'll take you through the steps of creating a homemade stain remover paste and using it as a DIY couch cleaner to breathe new life into your fabric sofa.
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My couch is no spring chicken and my kids have left many a mark. Some are old and some are new. I don't expect the older deeper stains to be removed by this method however, I am hoping the newer stains and dirt disappear.
1. Make the Homemade Stain Remover Paste
For this homemade couch cleaning potion, gather the following ingredients:
3 Tablespoons Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon Toothpaste
3 Tablespoons Vinegar
1 Tablespoon 70% Alcohol
Combine the mixture thoroughly.
2. Apply DIY Couch Cleaner to Fabric
Before diving in, it's crucial to test a small, inconspicuous area of your sofa to ensure compatibility with your fabric.
Apply the mixture generously to your couch, focusing on visible stains.
Use a sponge to massage the concoction into the fabric, and allow it to sit for about 30 minutes. This time allows the DIY magic to unfold.
3. Wipe the Homemade Solution Off
Use a damp microfiber cloth, to wipe down your couch. The cloth will accumulate dirt, so be sure to rinse it periodically. Multiple wipes and rinses might be necessary to ensure a thorough clean.
4. Allow to Dry
Now, leave your couch to air dry.
Once dry, give it a good vacuum.
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The outcome? An undeniably cleaner couch. While the deep-seated stains didn't completely vanish, they noticeably lightened. The added bonus? No lingering toothpaste smell! This couch cleaning hack genuinely delivered, leaving my sofa refreshed and visibly rejuvenated.
So, are you ready to give this a shot, or do you have an equally effective hack up your sleeve? Share your thoughts and clever cleaning tips in the comments below!