How to Clean a Couch

by | Feb 15, 2024 | Cleaning Services, Detailed Cleaning

My dear, darling davenport! It’s hard to say isn’t it, how much life you’ve given us, yet at what cost? Your faithful plush upholstery, the welcoming arms that offer solace after a hard day’s work. Yet, your treasures lie hidden. All those cookies crumbs, the mini mountains of dust bunnies, and let’s not even start with the liquid mishaps that have coloured you over time. Don’t fret, lovely reader, help is at hand! Follow these hip nuggets of wisdom, and your love seat will be singing songs of cleanliness in a trice.

Ho-ho, do you wonder the ‘why’ about this whole cleanliness kick with your couch? Well, allow me to enlighten you, my friends! Apart from the obvious ‘Oh-la-la’ of a sparkle clean crush pad, there is more hiding between those cushions than your ever-elusive TV remote. Polishing your settee can kick germs to the curb, keep allergies away and create safe rolling grounds for your tiny tots. And let’s not forget about our furry friends who have claimed your couch as their personal throne–now, that needs a sanitary smackdown! Your davenport, my friends, should always be the guest at the gown ball, not the poor, disheveled Cinderella at the hearth.

In the journey to coax your couch back to cleanliness, nothing less than saintly sanctity will do. Minding your chesterfield means minding your health! You gotta watch out for those, oh so stealthy, dust mites. They love hanging out in the dirty digs; like a bunch of rowdy teenagers! So, here comes the mother lode of all cleaning tips! Sharpen your pencil, and join the jamboree of joyous jiffy cleanup!

Step 1. Shake hands with your vacuum. Hoovering is a primo way to annihilate the dirt that has settled down in your chaise lounge.

Step 2. Obtain a wet cloth and wear it like a knight’s shield against those murderous mishaps, treating spills posthaste to keep them from setting their roots.

Step 3. Those insulting imprints won’t stand a wholesome scrubbing with some good ol’ detergent. Rinse with water, plenty of love and a dash of patience.

Step 4. If your cushion companion has been witness to a particularly gruesome spillage like red wine or chocolate syrup (send my regards to whoever pulled that off), use a specific cleaner to tackle the apocalypse.

Step 5. Should disaster strike, consider a hardcore scrub down using equal parts water and vinegar like yin and yang. Spray away, let it rest and then give it a loving scrub.

Before we dive headfirst into this cleaning crusade, pause and probe the fabric your couch is donned in. Found it? Splendid! Now let’s take that information to the cleaning battleground.

If your beloved beau is clothed in synthetic threads like acrylic or polyester, a concoction of warm water and dish soap shall work wonders. But remember, my dear Watson, always, always, try the solution in a low-key area first to avoid any fabric fatalities.

As for those cotton or wool wonders, a kind-hearted shampooing works wonders. Remember not to overzealously drench your couch, it’s a cleaning spree, not a waterpark!


In the realm of leather, wipe away any loose dirt with a vacuum. Brew a mixture of water, dishwashing liquid, and white vinegar, and spray it onto your leather lounging territory. Wipe away with a paper towel, and use another towel to absorb any moisture. For fabrics, embrace a simpler solution of dishwashing detergent and warm water.

Related: How To Get Rid of Blemish Stains on Leather Couch & Sofa

Upholstered goodness can be cleaned with a blend of liquid dish soap and warm water. Wipe gently and keep it dry. If you’re a proud pet parent, consider using specific removers for the unique mosaics pets create on the couch!

For chenille, dishwashing liquid and warm water make a powerful, yet gentle cleansing spell. If you’re facing a stubborn stain, resort to a mixture of vinegar, dishwashing soap, and baking soda, then scrub away!

Cleaning your roosting spot naturally isn’t daunting, it’s delightful! For this green quest, you’ll need baking soda, vinegar, water, a soft cloth, and dish soap. Start by wiping your couch with warm, soapy water. Sprinkle baking soda over the cushions and let it sit for about 15 minutes before sweeping it away. Once you’ve mastered this, you’re ready to restore the glory of your furniture without the heavy artillery of harsh chemicals.

And that, my friends, is mattress Misheva’lla! Can’t spare the elbow grease yourself? Fear not! There’s always a professional cleaner ready to dive deep into your couch’s crevices! Now go forth, and clean with confidence, charisma and most importantly, cheer!

Let us wow you with our phenomenal maid services, and relax while we take care of your home, all while knowing you are helping a wonderful cause.

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