How to Clean Furniture

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When cleaning furniture, use a vacuum to get rid of loose materials, and try a laundry detergent mixture as a spot stain remover. Avoid discoloring a couch when cleaning it with help from a professional house cleaner in this free video on furniture... View Video Transcript

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Rachel Yatuzis

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and I'm going to teach you how to clean your furniture. Decorative pillows and things like this; you want to spot clean em' or change the pillowcases seasonally so you don't get tired of em', and so you can have a different decoration around your house, and you know, so you don't get your favorite pillowcases dirty too often. So, decorative pillows aside, you're left with an entire love seat to clean. You want to vacuum it first. If you have pets you want to do this at least once a week, because they shed and there will be hair all over the place unless you have a good dog that you taught not to get on the couch. That rarely happens. As soon as you walk out the door they're on the couch. If you want a good solution to actually rub onto your furniture and clean with, mix, get a bowl of water and add about a fourth a cup of laundry detergent to that. Make sure it doesn't have bleach in it so that if your couch isn't white you're not going to discolor your couch. If you just need to spot treat it use a laundry stain remover, you know, just a little spot treater, and make sure to rinse it off well. Spray it with a bottle of water to rinse the solution off of it. But, when you have your your water and your laundry detergent mixture just use like a light cloth, and rub it all over your couch. You may have to take the cushions out; do both sides of the cushions. Just use your own discretion and figure out how much needs to be cleaned. If you don't feel like doin' this yourself a lot of carpet cleaning companies will clean your furniture and your carpet, and it's maybe a hundred bucks more. Sometimes it's worth it because this is a lot of work. I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and that is how you clean your furniture.