How to Clean a Used Couch

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There is no real mystery in how to clean a used couch. It takes some muscle, space, cleaning tools, cleaners, and a good amount of time. If you’re not in the market to use your muscles, call some friends and attack this from the perspective of working while in the company of good friends.

Steam Cleaning

A used couch is a steal if it can be properly cleaned and deodorized. Using a steam cleaner can be one of the most effective ways to sanitize a couch that has been previously owned. Learning how to clean a used couch with a steam cleaner takes a little time to familiarize you with the process. Steam cleaners usually have a hand held device for cleaning items other than carpets. Measure the couch and borrow or purchase a tent to house it in while in the steam cleaning process. Using a tent will keep the couch out of the elements and also keep you in a better setting.

Pre-Treating and Spot Cleaning

Tackle the job of cleaning your used couch with a plan of attack. Pre-treat stains with a spray treatment or for more affordability use any brand of pine sol cleaner in a spray bottle and let the couch sit outdoors in the sun. Keeping the couch outside will reduce the cleaning odors from invading your home. One of the best methods when deciding how to clean a used couch is with simple pre-treating. The stains and smells of used couches can be most effectively eliminated with the use of everyday household cleaners such as pine sol. After pre-treating and spot cleaning there will probably be very little that remains to be cleaned.

Barter or Hire Professional Cleaning

A good deal on a used couch can remain a good deal even with the expense of professional cleaners. Check into bartering for professional cleaning services. An online help site can put you in touch with someone who needs your services in exchange for theirs. Babysitting or dog sitting services can be your barter. You may choose to contact a local carpet cleaner and strike a deal. In today’s economy there are some really sweet prices for carpet and furniture cleaning. Check newspaper ads and take advantage of special offers.

Cleaning a used couch can be managed in a variety of ways. Pick your method to attack the stains and odors of previous owners.

Betsy Cline

Betsy Cline has been a professional house cleaner for 15 years and also a mother of 4 amazing kids (who make lots of messes). She is the founder of How to Clean It and loves to share tips and advice for cleaning up anything life throws at you.

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