4 Furniture Cleaning Tips
Did you know that a dirty kitchen and a grimy bathroom are the biggest turns-offs for prospective buyers? Right move has revealed that grubby kitchen units, mucky dishes in the sink, and filthy bathrooms are the most offensive factors that put people off from buying a property. Even if you aren’t selling your home in the near too distant future, a dirty home is just wrong. It is important to keep on top of the housework to ensure you remain healthy and happy. We’re not delusional; we understand that certain pieces of furniture can gather dust overtime, such as the television and mirror. However, by regularly undertaking a cleaning regime, you can ensure your house is spotless. Here are 4 furniture cleaning tips to keep your home spic and span.
Cleaning Tips for Couches and Sofas
The couch can often get dirty with food crumbs and loose change. Be careful when cleaning as not to tarnish the upholstery.
Use a small dusting brush to remove any visible dirt and vacuum the sofa, removing any loose cushions.
If you can, take the cushion covers off and wash them on a low cycle, at least twice a year.
DIY Upholstery Cleaner
Here is a simple way to use make your own upholstery cleaner.
- Mix 1/4 cup vinegar, 3/4 cup warm water, and one tablespoon of dish soap.
- Mix it together and put it in a spray bottle.
- Spray any dirty areas and scrub lightly with a cloth.
Use this solution for upholstered chairs as well.
How to Clean Chairs
How you clean the chair will really depend on whether or not it is wood, or fabric. Fabric chairs can be vacuumed. Look for cleaning products that specialize in fabric stain protection.
With regards to a wooden chair, use a soft bristle brush to remove any loose dust and a damp cloth to clean the wood. Don’t forget to turn the chair upside down to clean underneath it. Tighten any loose legs. Consider staining or varnishing to make chairs look brand new.
Cleaning Tips for Beds
You can clean the bed by stripping the duvet and pillow covers, and washing the bed linen. While the bedding is being washed, follow these steps:
- Dust the bed frame and vacuum the mattress.
- Spot clean the mattress with a stain remover or the DIY vinegar solution mentioned above.
- Sprinkle the mattress with baking soda and then vacuum again.
- Flip the mattress and vacuum clean the other side.
Metal bed frames don’t need much maintenance and can simply be wiped with a damp microfiber cloth. It is important to clean the bed to keep those bed bugs away!
The Best Way to Clean Mirrors
Keep your glass gleaming by using a window cleaning product and some dry, crumbled up newspaper to ensure it is streak-free. Alternatively, you can simply use one cup of vinegar with warm water- or baking soda. Here are more ways you can use vinegar to clean around the house.
Use a hairdryer to clean the glass of a foggy mirror. The dry heat will get rid of condensation rapidly, with zero streaks.
Is your mirror frame broken? Here are some tips on how to repair mirrors.
Follow these top tips to keep all your furniture pristine and shiny.
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