Cleaning used furniture should be expected if you have a habit of buying couches or chairs from yard sales often.
If you want to ensure that your furniture is fresh, hygienic, and ready for use, you’ll need regular cleaning to do it. Here are some handy tips on freshening up secondhand furniture.
Inspect the furniture
It’s important to have an idea of how much you need to scrub and wash that wrinkly old sofa you got for cheap.
Before you get to cleaning used furniture, assess the damage first and see what you’re working with before you bust out the necessary cleaning tools.
Vacuum and dust
Used furniture often comes with a handful of dust bunnies and lots of dirt, free of charge.
Take care of these with a handheld vacuum or the brush attachment on your regular vacuum cleaner to remove loose dirt, dust, and debris from the surface, corners, and seams.
Dusting with a microfiber cloth or a soft brush will also help remove any remaining particles.
Depending on the material, you can use an appropriate cleaning solution or a mild detergent mixed with water to tackle stains or spots on your used furniture.
Remember to test the cleaning solution on a small, inconspicuous area first to ensure it doesn’t cause any discoloration or damage on that couch you plan to sit on later.
Deep clean upholstery
You can use a fabric cleaner specifically designed for upholstery or create a DIY solution using mild detergent and water.
Rinse the fabric thoroughly and allow it to air dry. It’s crucial to follow the manufacturer’s instructions or consult a professional upholstery cleaner for delicate or antique pieces.
Sanitize and deodorize
Use a disinfectant spray or wipes to sanitize surfaces that come into direct contact with your skin. Pay attention to armrests, tabletops, and any other areas frequently touched.
For deodorizing, you can sprinkle baking soda on upholstered furniture, carpets, or rugs, let it sit for a few hours, and then vacuum it off.
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