Equipping your home with furniture is a big and expensive investment. So, it is understandable if you want to keep them clean and get the best use out of them. However, despite your best efforts, it is impossible for your couch to be clean at all times, especially if you have young children. While you can hire a professional upholstery cleaning service, there are certain hacks you can try to get rid your furniture of these abhorrent stains.
In this article, you will learn some of these hacks.
Use paper tape to remove pet hair
If you have pets in your home, it is only natural that you will find some of their hair on your couch. Getting rid of this can be tough, especially if it is from short, thick fur. However, it is not impossible.
To rid your couch of pet hair, do the following:
- Wrap paper tape around your type while keeping the sticky side out
- Tap the area where the hair is present with the tape
- Dispose the tape
For all the simplicity of this hack, it is quite efficient for removing pet hair. What’s more? It is also suitable for removing food crumbles and grit from your couch.
Clean with vinegar and olive oil
This particular hack is suitable for cleaning leather couches and it consists of vinegar and olive oil. These ingredients are easy to come by and can be found in virtually every kitchen.
For the best result, mix a half cup of olive oil with a quarter cup of vinegar in a spray bottle. Then, spray the solution on the dirty parts of your couch. Finally, buff the area with a clean cloth, preferable microfiber.
What you will get at the end of this is a couch that is so clean it is heart-warming.
Eliminate grease stains with salt
One of the worth things that can happen to your couch is for it to get stained with grease. If you don’t take immediate action, there is a high chance the stain will become permanent.
To prevent this, we recommend lifting the stain with salt. Here is what to do:
- Place a paper towel on the spot for a few minutes
- Pour a copious amount of kitchen salt on the spot
- Leave it there for 30 minutes
- Vacuum the spot
- Apply stain removal to the spot
Using a paper towel will help you achieve the best result as it will absorb the excessive oil after which the salt will absorb the grease stain.
Eliminate offensive odors with baking soda
Baking soda is one of the most important cooking ingredients. Unknown to many people, it is also a very important cleaning material. If your couch is giving off bad odors, pour a large amount of baking soda on the spot that is most affected. Leave it for 30 minutes then vacuum the spot.
If you are thinking, “Why can’t I simply use a deodorising product?” The reason is that such products will only hide the smell for a while, they will not eliminate it. On the other hand, baking soda will help you get rid of it permanently.