Couches can get pretty dirty in a fairly short amount of time. Especially when you have pets or a toddler who can’t keep his sticky hands off anything. While ideally I’d like to have my microfiber couches cleaned professionally once a month, it’s just not practical or realistic. Luckily, I came across a recipe using rubbing alcohol and it truly works wonders – and nicely on stains!
You’ll need only four simple things:
A light colored rag (so the color won’t rub off on your couch)
A white bristled scrub brush (same reasoning, you wouldn’t want to use a pink scrub brush and have pink marks replace stains)
Spray Bottle for Rubbing Alcohol
First, saturate the spots on your microfiber furniture using the spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol.
Using your white rag, scrub the highly saturated areas, putting as much arm power as you can into your scrubbing. You’ll see the dirt coming off and it’s pretty gross. If you need to, use more than one rag. Next, allow the areas to try then rub the areas you cleaned with a scrub brush to soften the area and put the fluff back into the microfiber. If you have microfiber furniture that is really dirty, you may need to repeat the process several times. I only had to clean it once and got great results.
Here’s a few of the spots I had on my couch and some after photos:
and after …
Pretty easy, right? This is hands down, one of my new favorite cleaning tricks.