Effectively Dry Clean Your Sofa Using Simple Ingredients

One of the furnishing accessories that we use most at home is certainly the sofa. This means that, however, it is also one of those that gets dirty the most. Between dust, crumbs, food, hair, and pet hair, the fabric can begin to give off a bad smell in the long run. This means that we must periodically remember to wash the sofa. Except not all sofas come with removable covers, making it impossible to toss them into the washing machine. In such cases, certain ingredients can come to our rescue, offering us a quick and easy way to dry clean the sofa.

If you want to dry clean your sofa quickly, here are the ingredients you will need to use

How to dry clean the sofa?

You can effectively dry clean your sofa without investing in expensive chemical products. All you need is some baking soda powder and Tea Tree oil (in the form of essential oil). These ingredients are likely already available in your home or are still easy to find.

a box of baking soda and some of it in a bowl are placed on the table

In a bowl, combine five tablespoons of baking soda with ten drops of Tea Tree oil. Thoroughly mix everything, then use a fine mesh sieve to sprinkle this mixture evenly over the sofa. Brush the mixture well, ensuring it covers the entire surface and reaches all corners of the sofa.

Allow the mixture to act for at least an hour. Make sure that the sofa room is inaccessible to pets or children during this time. Afterward, use a vacuum cleaner to thoroughly remove all the baking soda dust. This step not only eliminates the cleaning mixture but also leaves the sofa fabric looking cleaner and more fragrant.

pouring drops of tea tree oil in a bowl

If a vacuum cleaner is not available, you can use a soft brush instead. However, as a precaution, it’s advisable to test the brush on a hidden corner of the sofa first to ensure that the fabric won’t be damaged. While this solution is generally safe, given the great variety of sofa upholstery fabrics, it is best to test it first.

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