How to Maintain and Clean Your Sofas

How to Maintain and Clean Your Sofas

How to Maintain and Clean Your Sofas

Now that you’ve finally got your coveted sofa or couch, you should think about how you will take care of the upholstery, especially if you live in Northern Argentina, where dust is the order of the day. In this article, you will find tips on how to maintain and clean your sofas.

Get Sofa Covers

Protecting your sofa upholstery with covers is the best way to maintain it. If you have IKEA sofas or couches, for example, you can go for IKEA chair covers and keep the dirt away. Sofa covers will also protect the upholstery from your dog or cat’s paws and messes such as spills.

How to Clean Sofas

From time to time, you might have to clean your sofas. It could also be that you have spilled wine on the cushions and you don’t want them to be stained. So, how do you clean sofas?

To start, it’s important to read the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning the sofa lest you damage the fabric.

Next, you will need to vacuum the upholstery with a handheld vacuum to remove any loose dirt, dust, and other debris. Make sure to use the vacuum’s upholstery attachment or soft brush attachment. Vacuum every spot on the sofa, including the crevices where most dirt hides.

After vacuuming the sofa, apply cleaning solution and blot the upholstery with a clean, damp cloth to eliminate dirt, stains, and excess cleaning solution. Blot the upholstery until all dirt is eliminated.

In the last step, make sure the sofa dries before sitting on it. Considering it will take some hours to dry, you should plan to start cleaning your sofa in the morning.