Fluff the upholstery – Just like the pillows in your bedroom need to be fluffed from time to time to get back in shape, the seating cushion on your sofa needs the same. Make sure you are fluffing them regularly to maintain their shape. Fluffing would only take about two minutes of your life.
Vacuum clean the body – The small spaces in your sofa body become a sleeping place for many objects. The best way to take out all these objects is by vacuuming the body of your sofa. From your long lost ring to the cap of your ketchup bottle, you will be surprised to see weird things resting in there. When cleaning the upholstery, use the dedicated upholstery attachment that came with your vacuum cleaner.
Remove stains from the seat – If you or any member of your family has accidentally spilled something on the seat, don’t panic, put a mix of warm water and dish washing liquid on the affected area using a damp cloth. Rinse the area with a clean damp cloth and let it dry on its own. Do not rub on the stain as it may make it harder to remove. Sprinkling some baking soda on the seat of your sofa would keep it smelling good.
Take help from the tag – Make sure to read the tag or the care label before you begin cleaning your sofa. Read the instructions carefully for better cleaning. If you have bought the sofa set online, check the website for care instructions.
Leather v/s fabric sofa cleaning – As compared to fabric sofas, leather sofas need more care and attention. Leather can get damaged when exposed to excessive soap or water. On the other hand, fabric shows no such signs when comes in contact with soap or water. Special wax-based cleaners are available in the market to clean leather sofas. Spot-test is recommended for materials before you begin the cleaning process.