Is your sofa or carpet looking a little dull? Perhaps they have accumulated stains, dirt, dander and dust over the years. Before you head out to purchase a brand new couch or rug, why not take the time and effort to revitalise them instead? Cleaning your couches and carpets doesn’t have to be a mammoth task. In fact, today we guide you through some easy ways in which you can easily revitalise your couches and carpets. Read on to find out more!
First Order Of Business – Vacuuming
Now, before we get into the real stuff like whipping out the carpet shampooer, it is important that you ensure that your carpets and couches are rid of dust, food particles and dander. This is easily done by spending a couple of hours thoroughly vacuuming all your rugs, carpets and couches. If you have clutter in your room, we highly recommend removing them temporarily along with large pieces of furniture that may be sitting on your carpets. In order to get a thorough clean, it is important that you expose all the fibres on your couch or carpets and give them a deep vacuuming before proceeding. Don’t forget to vacuum between all the nooks and crannies in your sofa where food crumbs tend to accumulate!
Wash Couch Upholstery
If you are able to remove the covers and upholstery from your couch, we highly recommend taking them off and giving them a good wash. You could do this at home, or simply send them off to a professional laundromat. If you are attempting to wash your upholstery at home, it is incredibly important that you ensure you are using the right settings and temperature on your washing machine. Improper washing of delicate materials may cause them to shrink or even tear in the washing machine. If you are unclear about how to wash your upholstery properly, we highly recommend leaving it to a professional.
Bring In The Carpet Shampooer
Next up, it’s time to tackle your rugs and carpets. One of the easiest and most efficient ways of cleaning your carpets and rugs is to use a carpet shampooer. Carpet shampooers are fantastic at removing stains, deeply lodged dirt and bacteria from your carpets and rugs. Carpet shampooers don’t leave unsightly residues on your carpets and can greatly extend the life of your carpet. Furthermore, they efficiently brighten your home and make your carpets look brand new with minimal effort. If your shampooer comes with other attachments, you will even be able to use it on your couches, sofas or even in your car!
Remove Furniture Dents
If your carpet seems to be afflicted by multiple dents from large pieces of furniture, all is not lost. In fact, one of the simplest ways to raise dented carpet fibres is to simply place an ice cube on dents or dips and allow them to melt and sit for a few hours. After a few hours, use a sponge to absorb excess water and use a spoon or coin to gently lift carpet fibres. After you have lifted the fibres, simply steam iron your carpet until it is dry and looking brand new once again!
The last step in completely revitalising your couches and carpets is to ensure that they are smelling fresh and inviting. This is easily done by using carpet or upholstery deodoriser. If you are looking for a more natural approach, you could even add a couple of drops of your favourite essential oil to baking soda before applying it to your carpets and couches. This is an inexpensive way of ensuring that your carpets and couches smell fresh and inviting at all times!
Revitalising your couches and carpets is a relatively simple process that reaps incredible results. We hope that this article has given you some insight into how you can easily revamp your carpets, rugs and sofas with minimal effort and time.