Make Your Whole Living Room Feel Fresher By Cleaning This One Spot

Make Your Whole Living Room Feel Fresher By Cleaning This One Spot

Adrienne Breaux
Aug 8, 2015
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It's the spot in your space that probably gets the most sitting on. It's no doubt an anchor of your living room, and maybe even a focal point of your home. Let's all give our sofas a good, thorough cleaning this weekend! This cleaning task will make the whole living room (or whatever room your sofa lives in) feel fresher for it.

This Weekend's Assignment:

Clean your sofa!

When's the last time you took a vacuum to the crevices? Swept under the sofa? Shook out and plumped up the cushions? Even folks who vacuum their rooms regularly don't always think to take apart their sofas to really get this seat clean. So this weekend, follow the advice and instructions in the how-to post below to end up with a crumb and dust-free sofa when you're done!

Things the above tutorial doesn't cover are whether or not you might have any stains or dirt on your sofa's material. Since everyone's sofa material will be different, you'll want to follow the manufacturer's suggestions on how to clean any particularly dirty cushions or deal with stains. I usually just use a clean, damp washcloth to gently rub away obvious dirt. The links below might give you some more advice:

Remember, as with all of our Weekend Projects, just do what you have the time and energy to do! Even if you just shake out your cushions and brush off the food crumbs, your sofa and living room will feel a little better.

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