Tuesday November 17, 2020
Many of us would never even imagine not doing regular housekeeping maintenance like vacuuming and dusting and washing dishes. But there are some tasks that we often put on the back burner and then forget completely about.
One such task is cleaning our furniture, especially treating and cleaning the upholstery. For most, the furniture is simply utilitarian—a place to sit—and deep cleaning doesn’t cross our minds. But there are valid reasons why you should clean your upholstery.
Let’s look at what cleaning your upholstery can do for you as well as how often you should complete this task:
Why Should You Clean Your Upholstery — There are actually several reasons why you should regularly clean your upholstery. First, there’s the natural choice to clean your upholstery to keep your furniture looking fresh and clean for yourself and your guests. But failure to clean your upholstery can also harm your health because certain fabrics trap allergens such as dust and dirt as well as musty odors. These can get into the air and cause you to have trouble breathing or can even set off skin allergies. Finally, regular cleaning of your upholstery can keep it looking good for years by not letting stains get settled in.
How Often Should You Clean Your Upholstery — As a rule of thumb, it is important to vacuum your furniture regularly, especially if you eat or snack on the couch and worry about crumbs getting caught down under the cushions. Generally, once a week vacuuming of the floors works for most people, so it shouldn’t be an issue to vacuum your upholstery at the same time. However, at the least, it should be vacuumed once or twice a month. Additionally, it is a good idea to get a professional deep cleaning once or twice a year. This will ensure that stains don’t set in and that any musty odors can be dispelled.
Keeping your home fresh and clean can be a major undertaking in these hectic times. However, if you keep up a regular schedule, especially with your upholstery cleanings, then your furniture will look good and last longer.