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Using Baking Soda to Clean Your Couch

Sodium Bicarbonate can do wonders when it comes to stain removal

Sodium Bicarbonate can do wonders when it comes to stain removal

It doesn’t matter how careful you are. Some day, somehow, spills will happen. When they do, no need to panic. All is not lost. Forget that flashy expensive chemical cleaner you saw in the supermarket. All you need to deal with that stain is probably already in your kitchen cabinet: Baking Soda. Yes, you read that right : BAKING SODA. Also, known as Sodium Bicarbonate, this white powder can do wonders when it comes to removing stains from fabric.

STEP 1:

Spray baking soda on your couch. Use generous amounts wherever the stains are visible the most. Then leave it there for at least an hour.

STEP 2:

Vaccum off the baking soda. Don’t worry if some of it is stuck on the couch. That’s exactly what you want. The reason this is happening is that the baking soda has attached itself to the stain particles. This is crucial for the next step to work.

STEP 3:

Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water. Then, using a sponge, apply some pressure to the stained areas (which by now should have some visible baking soda stuck to them). You should see some fizzing action, and maybe some bubbles form. Again, this means it’s working!

STEP 4:

Wipe the sofa with some water and soap using only a moist towel. Do not use use a towel that’s too wet. If you can’t tell, here’s a good rule of thumb: If it’s dripping, it’s too wet.

STEP 5:

Wipe off any remaining liquid with a dry towel. Don’t worry if it’s still a little wet - we’ll take care of that in the next step.

STEP 6:

Push your sofa closer to a sunny window, ideally with the window open. This will help dry off any remaining liquid. Your sofa should be as good as new.

Other useful stain removal tips:

  • To get rid of chewing gum, rub it with a piece of ice then just scrape it off with a knife

  • For dark stains, rub them with a piece of lemon

  • Ink stains can be removed with some rubbing alcohol

Now that your sofa is all squeaky clean, if you still feel like renovating your old living room, you might want to check out our living room collection. And don’t forget to like and follow our facebook page for more tips on taking care of your furniture.

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