In Florida we have had such a mild winter that our flowers are already budding in confusion to the warm weather. This puts me in the mood to start some spring cleaning. One of the things I like to clean a couple of times a year is my fabric sofa. Upon sitting on my sofa the last few days I have noticed a musty smell which seems to bother my allergies.
So what to do? Well I could tell my hubby both of our boys are about to be married and we could pass down the furniture to them and I of course could have a new set!! Maybe one that looks like this!!!
Of course I know hubby will say I have not had my current sofa long enough to warrant getting a new one, but a girl can dream right?
So it is time to get out some trusty cleaning products and get to work having my fabric sofa smelling spring fresh again.
The first thing I did was cover my sofa with baking soda. Baking soda has long been used as a household remedy, one reason is because of it’s absorption capabilities. So I can trust it will absorb those musty smells. (This is also good for those great chair finds at the local thrift store or garage sale!) I then unzip the cushions and add a little baking soda to help in absorbing any remaining odors and to help prevent future ones from developing. I allow the baking soda to sit for an hour or two and then I just vacuum off the baking soda!
The next thing I did was spray a heavy coat of Febreze. If you have not tried this product you must! It is great at removing odors within a couch and on bedding (I spray my bed every day before I make it up, but I wait about 10 minutes before I actually pull up all the covers just to allow it to air dry some). You simply spray the sofa with a heavy coat of the product but remember don’t sit on it until it dries unless you want a damp toosh, therefore, provide a few hours for the moisture to evaporate. Then weekly when I dust and vacuum this room I spray the sofa, chairs, and carpets lightly with the Febreze again.
Voila I now have a clean sofa smelling as fresh as spring again! Give it a try and tell me what you think!
Have a great day!