How to Green Clean Your Sofa Fast and Easy
Getting rid of the dust, removing the spots and keeping the hygiene of the sofa on a higher level is a top mission you have, when it comes to both: nice interior design and healthy living space. But healthy cleaning requires harmless approaches and natural cleansing products.
If instead of them, we daily use chemicals. Dirt, indeed, can be gone, but your family’s health is put at risk. This is why you need to learn how to green clean your sofa.
Green ways to keep a sofa clean
The more often you clean the sofa with the vacuum cleaner or with the ordinary soft brush, the less drastic and heavy cleansers you should apply. On the other side, when you observe a stain, you need to immediately get rid of it. In this case, you might be able to remove it with pure water and a clean cloth, sponge or toilet paper only. If the stain remains for longer, it will dry. Eventually, a detergent should be applied. Moreover: the older the stain becomes, the more drastic cleaner you will need.
The best green cleaners to prepare for your sofa
Below, depending on the dirt and stain, we’ll offer you suggestions for common eco-friendly cleansers. You can prepare them at home, with materials at hand. Attention: these are materials most people have in their homes, usually stored in the kitchen or the closer.
Red stains (mainly blood, red wine, ketchup or other tomato mixture) are treated with hydrogen peroxide. Use clean cloth or sponge to blot the area with a little bit lukewarm water to rinse off.
Coffee stains are also very stubborn but treated with a natural solution: a mixture of egg yolks and lukewarm water. Rinse finely and then, on mandatory, dry as soon as possible.
Most effective DIY cleaners
Baking soda with white vinegar is a combination that can help you with greasy stains.
Use lemon juice for organic food spots. As an all-purpose stain remover for your home or office sofa, don’t doubt to use soapy water. Use either shampoo (baby shampoo is a very safe and eco-friendly alternative), or mild dishwashing soap. Mild laundry detergent – especially for babies or sensitive skin – is also fine.