How the towel method works to clean the sofa and remove dust and stains

Our sofa is one of the most used pieces of furniture in the home, and over time, it inevitably accumulates dust, dirt and stains. Removing stubborn stains can often be a challenge, and we may wonder what is the best method to clean our beloved sofa without damaging it or leaving traces of the annoying stains.

In this article, I’ll introduce you to the towel method, a simple and effective technique for cleaning your sofa and removing both dust and stubborn stains, using common ingredients you probably already have at home.

The Towel Method for Cleaning Stains with Mild Soap, Water, and Vinegar

Before you begin, make sure you have a microfiber towel or a soft, clean towel on hand. Additionally, you will need mild soap, preferably liquid, warm water and white vinegar.

1-Test in a hidden area:

Before applying any product to the sofa, do a small test on a hidden area to make sure the fabric is not damaged or discolored by the cleaning product.

2-Remove dust:

Start by wiping the sofa with the dry towel to remove dust and surface dirt. Make sure to wipe all areas of the sofa, including corners and folds. If possible, the ideal would be to vacuum it,

3-Prepare the cleaning solution:

In a container, mix a tablespoon of mild soap with about a liter of warm water. If you have stubborn stains, add a small amount of white vinegar to the solution. Vinegar is an excellent disinfectant and can help remove tough stains.

4-Stain cleaning:

Dampen a corner of the towel in the cleaning solution and use gentle, circular motions over the stains on the couch. Be sure not to over-saturate the fabric, as excess moisture could damage the filling or the internal structure of the sofa.

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