You have finally found your dream second hand couch. Well, it is going to look ideal in your home only if you manage to get rid of the bacteria because it has been in a store, a delivery truck, another person’s home, or anywhere else.

It may take some elbow grease to completely clean a second hand couch. However, there is no need to spend the entire day while grabbing the room spray. You may spend a lot of time cleaning the cushions. You have got your couch, but no need to keep its smell. You would not regret the effort and time spent on cleaning it and getting it to its best condition.

To help make your second hand couch a new one, we have come up with a guide on how to clean your second hand couch.

Here are some of the best tips to cleaning your used couch:

Vacuum Your Couch

The initial step is to vacuum up all the dirt, loose crumbs, and fur from the couch. Keep an eye out for any signs of pests and bug droppings. You would want to get the vacuum into all the crannies possible and may need to go over the couch a lot of times.

Disinfect Your Couch

You may want some sort of natural couch cleaner for spot removal. You may also use a cleaner you have purchased from the store. Make sure you test a small portion of the couch first. Then, wipe down any section of the couch using a reliable disinfectant. Ensure that these wipes or spray that you have chosen does not bleach as an ingredient since it can cause some severe damage to the wooded area or other non -fabric area of your couch. In case you are unsure, test a small spot first. No need to worry about disinfecting the fabric first. Then, the cleaning process would get underway!

Remove Odor

Several odors in couches are caused by excessive moisture and bacteria. Baking soda can work in such a scenario. First of all, make sure you test a little piece of your couch to ensure that the baking soda does not lighten the fabric.

Then, sprinkle a significant amount of baking soda on the entire couch. You can use a bristle brush in this case to spread out the baking soda on every surface of the couch. Then, let the baking soda sit for some hours without causing any disturbance. Vacuum it up then!

Remove Stains

At last, if your couch still smells after using baking soda, spray down the surface of the couch using a mixture of water and white vinegar. As the solution dries, the smell of vinegar or any other scent would dissipate.

Before you start removing stains from your couch, identify the type of fabric first. A few couches are made up with a fragile upholstery that does not get wet. Synthetic and leather upholstery require special consideration though. So, these are some of the steps to clean your second hand couch.

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