Do you have microfiber furniture? How about microfiber cleaning cloths? Do you know how to really get them clean? We’ll sharing our best tips for cleaning microfiber.
Every mother’s nightmare is looking at her microfiber furniture and seeing the endless stains. Remember when you were in the furniture store and they told you how easy microfiber is to clean? Someone was pulling your leg. Since we’re a household that’s owned microfiber for several years, I have found some tips for cleaning it.
1. Removing the Smell
Have you ever sat on your microfiber couch and thought “what’s that smell?” Microfiber furniture has a way of smelling. The smell doesn’t seem to go away and lingers every time you sit down.
One of my favorite ways to remove the smell from our microfiber furniture is to use a spray bottle plus an essential oil. The essential oils I have used for this are lemon and lavender. Mix water and EOs together to create a great smelling mist.
The secret is you don’t want to spray the actual microfiber, lift up the couch cushions and allow the fabric to dry before adding the cushions again.
2. Getting Rid of Stains
You can only use one or two products to get stains out of microfiber. The products that I use to clean microfiber include rubbing alcohol or clear alcohol.
Since microfiber is polyester based, you can’t use water to clean it. Water will leave a stain like mark on your couch.
3. Scrub Scrub Scrub
4. Most Covers Come Off
If you spill something on microfiber, chances are the microfiber cover is removable. You can wash microfiber in the washer without harming it. Isn’t it crazy how that works?
You can either dry the microfiber or allow it to air dry. Don’t forget to add a few drops of an essential oil into the wash to make it even cleaner for everyday use.
5. Cleaning Other Microfiber
Microfiber furniture probably is not the only thing you own in your house. Many people own products like microfiber cleaning products and duvet covers.
When washing these items, I always throw in a few drops of my favorite essential oil. It never hurts to have everything a little cleaner and smelling a little better.
Owning microfiber does not need to be your worst enemy. Follow these tips for cleaning your microfiber as often as you’d like.