These simple tricks will help you remove the bad odours from your couch

To prevent dirt and bad odours from accumulating in your couch, it is essential to deep clean it regularly. Here are the best ways to do it.

This trick will help you remove disgusting smells from your couch
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This trick will help you remove disgusting smells from your couch

It is a key piece of furniture in our daily lives and yet we rarely wash it. Indeed, a lot of dust, dirt and food residue can accumulate in our couch's creases day after day. Not only do you need to vacuum your couch, inside and out, you also really need to get rid of some unpleasant smells that could pollute your home, and your airways.

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To remove the bad smells that nestle in your sofa and make it look brand-new, here are some very useful tips, that you could use right now with products you probably already have in your cupboard.

Here is how to get rid of unpleasant smells

Sometimes our couch can get dirty and give off a bad smell that is hard to get rid of. Fortunately, there is a solution that is as effective as it is cheap to get rid of these unpleasant smells, especially in your living room. As we have already seen, white vinegar is your ally for cleaning your home, well, so is baking soda!

Simply sprinkle it on the entire surface of your couch's fabric and leave it on for at least an hour, you can even leave it longer. Vacuum up the excess or use a brush to scrub the cushions and seat to remove stubborn stains. This technique will deodorize your sofa and give it a little freshness!

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There are different ways to clean your sofa depending on its fabric

Everything will depend on the material of your furniture. If you have a leather sofa, cleaning should be done only with warm water and a clean soft cloth. This will allow you to remove the stains easily. Be careful though! It is not recommended to use chemical products on leather. In fact, it could create indelible traces on your sofa. To make your couch even shinier, always remember to nourish the leather of your furniture, possibly with baby lotion.

For a fabric sofa, first, dust it with a vacuum cleaner and if the fabric is dirty, opt for hot water and Marseille soap. If your cover is detachable, throw it in your washing machine.

If you have a velvet sofa, be careful! To clean it, bet on soapy water and ammonia, as this mixture allows you to wash your sofa efficiently.

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