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Freshen Up Your Sofa With These Three Essential Tips

Your sofa is the centerpiece of your living area and making sure it smells fresh can change the feeling of the room and ensure that your guests are comfortable when they visit. The problem is having your sofa professionally cleaned is not always feasible so finding ways to freshen your sofa can save you time and money. If your sofa needs some freshening up, try the three tips listed below.

Pull the Odors Out With Some Baking Soda

Baking soda was created to draw odors away and is perfect to use on upholstered items where you will need to draw out the smell from deep inside fabric. To start, you will need to thoroughly vacuum your sofa to remove all of the hair, debris, and pet dander that has found its home in the fabric and cushions. Once completed, sprinkle some baking soda liberally on the cushions and base of the sofa. Let sit for 20 minutes or overnight for major odors. Finally, re-vacuum the area to remove any leftover baking soda.

Use a Vinegar Misting Solution

You can also try using a white vinegar solution to remove odors from your sofa and cushions and leave them with a fresh scent. Vinegar can be strong when applied, but when it dries, it will be completely odorless. Start by thoroughly vacuuming the area to remove contaminants that may add to the odor. Next using a spray bottle with white vinegar, spray a fine mist over all of the fabric on the base and the cushions. Let the solution air dry. The initial odor of the vinegar might start off strong, so you can open some window to mitigate the smell while it is drying.

Use Your Home Steam Cleaner

For deeper odors or sofas that have stains, you can use your home steam cleaner to pull out odors or stains that may be causing odors. Make sure to choose a cleaner that is recommended for the fabric on your sofa. After vacuuming the service use the cleaner upholstery attachments to apply the cleaning solution and steam clean the cushion and fabrics. Allow the surface to completely dry before using.

Don’t let the odor on your sofa prevent you from allowing guests in your living room. Refresh your fabric and get your sofa smelling great again by trying the three tips listed above.

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