How to Clean a Sofa

Views: 9679 | Last Update: 2009-05-01
How to Clean a Sofa - Provided by eHow
Clean a sofa by first removing the pillows and vacuuming underneath them as well as turning the pillows so that the padding lasts longer. Cleaning a home involves all types of furniture including leather and fabric sofas and chairs, so use this advice... View Video Transcript

About this Author

Ann Myrick

Video Transcript

Hi. I'm Ann Myrick. I'm going to show you today how to clean a sofa. What you want to do is get all your pillows and get everything off. If the back pillows will come off then you want to take those off to. Then you can either; you can use your vacuum with the attachments or you can use your small little vac. I'm just going to go on and use the bigger vacuum today. What you want to do is start with taking all your cushions off. Many times there's food, there's pencils, there's all types of things; this is very clean, but many times there's all types of things underneath the cushions. So, what you want to do first is get pencils, everything that you can pick up; pick up and clean the underneath. Then you want to turn on your vacuum and you want to just clean all the crumbs up. What you're going to do is just go layer by layer. Then we're going to look at the cushions. If the cushions need to be brushed or if they need to be cleaned you can take your cushion and clean each individual cushion. Sometimes what I do is I turn them, because a lot of times one side of the couch is sat on more than the others. So, this way it will keep weight distributed. Then same thing you want to check your pillows. If you need to clean your back pillows; I like to change those to. Then if you have the arms and the back a lot of times will get it if there's a dog or a cat; will get hair. So, you want to take your vacuum and just clean around the whole side and back with the vacuum being sure that you get all the dirt and hair off the vacuum; I mean off the sofa. This is Ann Myrick and that's how you clean a sofa.