I don’t know about you, but between we tend to spend more time on the couch this time of the year than during summer, spring and fall. As I was sitting in front of the TV this morning waiting for the inauguration ceremonies to start, I noticed that all this extra time and attention left its marks on my couches. Both of them had way too many blankets and pillows piled on them and inbetween were hidden toys, and a remote. Add to that various magazines and books scattered around and on the coffee table and you get a pretty good picture of the bad shape my living room was in.
I spent a little time here and there throughout the morning straightening out the couches. Here ate the little baby steps I took while keeping an eye on the happenings on TV and of course spending time with my family. All in all it probably took me about 45 minutes.
- Fold blankets and putting most of them away, keeping just one decorative throw
- Returning lost toys etc. to their “homes”
- Take out seat cushions and give them a good “beating” outside
- Dig out change and small toys from in and under the couch
- Vaccume couch
- Clean surface of couch depending on material
We have microfiber couches in the living room and the best way to clean them, get the dust off and really get them looking better again is to take a soft clean cloth and just barely dampen it with a little water. I then use it to lightly wipe down the couches.
I’m sitting on one of the couches right now and it feels even more comfortable than before. Definitely well worth the effort.
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