Asked on Sep 11, 2017

Sectional sofa: how can you clean beneath it?

by Bonnie
I spent a fortune on my Lazyboy sectional and I mostly love it but except for the two reclining ends it's so tight to the floor I can't get any vacuum or cleanomg tool under it. Any suggestions? I live alone and have no one to help move it around icon

  6 answers
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Sep 11, 2017

    Vacuum. Use a hand vacuum or the brush attachment on your vacuum to cleandebris and dirt from the sofa surface. Be sure to clean the crevices where pet hair, food crumbs, and dirt accumulate. If the cushions are not attached, remove them and vacuum both sides.

  • Michelle Perram Michelle Perram on Sep 12, 2017

    I bought an EZ Move system several years ago. It has a lever and 8 sliders. Once the sliders are in place furniture is very easy to move. I've been re-doing my bedroom and have several very heavy pieces of furniture. I will say I had to use my own body weight to lift the furniture, but once the sliders are in place I can move it all over the room. Good luck

  • Nancy Nancy on Sep 12, 2017

    Our recliner is big and clumsy...and difficult clean under. I have figured out to just stand behind it and lean it forward so the head rest is resting on the floor. I can vacuum the floor and also the underside of the chair. I do agree with other posters that you can get the round coasters to put under the bottom which will help move the chair easily. Hope this helps. P.S. i was glad I tipped the chair over so I could clean it...ew, eww and ewww!

    • Jst28975308 Jst28975308 on Sep 12, 2017

      yes, it is called leverage, just tilt each piece over, clean it, slowly lower it back to the place it was before. I am 77 and do mine by myself.

  • Seethebeauty Seethebeauty on Sep 12, 2017

    I, too, turn my sectional on it's front and am also able to move it forward. I live alone and it serves many purposes: Vacuuming; pulling out hidden remotes, etc...bug bombing techniques so any stray spiders who find a cozy home underneath get evicted (not that many people have this problem, but turning the couch over helps guarantee you won't ever have that problem)...

  • Vwa23911465 Vwa23911465 on Sep 12, 2017

    I've always used a yardstick with a cloth on the end of it to get under tight spaces like that. Yardsticks are very cheap and a cloth is washable.

  • Ellis Ellis on Sep 12, 2017

    I bought a cleaning tool that fits on my vacuum. It's very flat, and has a large opening on one side. So you slide it under the furniture, refrigerator, etc., with the opening facing down, and it vacuums up dust. One I just found online is Gadjit Exten Vac/Flat Vacuum Cleaner Attachment, at Amazon. It's got a 36" reach.