Tips for Keeping Your Sofa Looking and Smelling Like New

Lucy (who sheds enough for three dogs) and Mattie (who doesn't shed at all)

Lucy (who sheds enough for three dogs) and Mattie (who doesn’t shed at all)

Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and enjoy good conversation about everything from home renovation to handmade goodness. Today on the the blog, we are chatting cleaning tips.

I am often asked how I keep my furniture looking like new and smelling so fresh when there are three furbabies running around and living inside my house. My tips and tricks are actually pretty basic and easy to do.

Mattie taking a snooze break on the sofa in the master bedroom.

Mattie taking a snooze break on the sofa in the master bedroom.

You will only need four items to keep your furniture looking new and smelling fresh–vacuum cleaner, lint roller, baby wipes, and Febreze. For best results, clean your sofa and fabric chairs twice per month. I clean mine more during “pollen season” and when it is wet outside.

Just a few items and a little bit of time to keep your furniture fresh.

Just a few items and a little bit of time to keep your fabric furniture fresh.

Check out my quick tip video for more details on how to keep those fabric sofas and chairs looking and smelling like new.

Step-by-Step Cleaning Guide

1. Vacuum the entire piece of furniture. Be sure to remove the cushions and get in all the nooks and crannies.

2. Go over the chair or sofa with the lint roller.

3. Wipe the sofa/chair with baby wipes. Go in one direction and then another. It may take several wipes to get it all clean.

4. Spray the sofa/chair with Febreze being sure to follow the instructions on the bottle.

To protect my sofa/chairs, I toss quilts/blankets on them. I realize that a lot of folks out there are frowning upon the fact that I allow my dogs on my sofas–but they are more than “dogs” to me. They are members of my family, and they enjoy lounging while watching Big Bang *wink*

Ziva taking a little nap on the sofa in the family room.

Ziva taking a little nap on the sofa in the family room. Notice the quilt that is covering the sofa. When it gets dirty (because those giant paws are going to get something dirty), I simply wash it. Sofa protected and momma happy *smile*

Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about tips for keeping those fabric sofas and armchairs looking and smelling like new.

Do you have any special tips or tricks for keeping your furniture looking like new? We would love to hear about them, so please feel free to post them in the comment section.

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