Natural Furniture Cleaners
Every home is furnished with different furniture, regardless of its size. In fact, your furniture is one of the biggest investments in your property and to extend its life, you need to take care of it. All these cupboards, chairs, sofas, mattresses, tables and wardrobes should be sanitised once in a while, in order to be protected by any unsightly stains and to preserve their shine.
But the cleaning of the furniture is a tricky one, since this is made out of fragile surface, which can easily be damaged. Keep in mind that there are different types of surfaces- upholstery, wood and leather. Knowing the right cleaning approach is essential, so read this article and inform yourself how to sanitise the different surfaces with no risk of damage.
Here, the suggested ideas exclude any use of chemicals. The commercial detergents are stuffed with toxins, which can influence badly your health. Why do you need to spend a bag of money on these, when you can prepare your own all-natural detergents with ingredients from your pantry? Their efficiency is well-known from our grandmothers’ times. Trust in the old and proven methods, roll up your sleeves and start with the preparation of your own cleaner, complied with the type of the surfaces. We guarantee that the results will be more than astonishing and the surfaces are absolutely protected.
The first step is to inspect the type of surface. You should be aware of the fact if the material is fabric or natural. Check also the tag with the cleaning tips, because you should comply with them. A very important aspect, which should be mentioned in advance is never to apply any detergent (regardless if commercial or home-made) without trying it. Just apply small amount of the cleaning product on a hidden spot and check for decolourization or changes.
After specifying the basics, let’s see how we can do our own home-made detergents. The suggested methods are split in sections, in accordance of the type of the surface.
Let’s start with the comfortable softness of the upholstery. Spills are inevitable and in accordance to Murphy’s Law, it will happen just on your expensive sofa or mattress. Don’t panic and start to scrub frantically, because this will be the end of the fragile material. The only thing you will achieve with it, is to have a worn-out look of that spot and to spread the stain. Remember- never scrub! Always use gentle movements, soft cloths and careful dabbing. In this way, the spill will be absorbed as much as possible and this will prevent from the “sealing” of the stain in the soft fibres of the upholstery. Then blot the stain with club soda and start to absorb it again with clean towel. Make sure you use white cloths or towels, since the colourful ones can leave trails of their colour on the upholstery.
For more stubborn stains on your upholstered furniture, make a mixture of equal portions of white vinegar and water. Moreover, it is a well-known fact that the vinegar can be used also as a natural deodorizer, so be sure that all odours will be gone. If needed, you can repeat the process, but never scrub hard!
To remove sticky stains like chewing gum, “freeze” the stain and scrape it off with butter knife. Never apply any water or liquid detergent, because it will make the gum splash even more.
A simple mixture of the juice of one lemon and 1 coffee cup of olive oil will do miracles to your leathery furniture. The olive oil will give perfect shine of the leather and will erase every stain. The lemon juice will disinfect and deodorize it.
To sanitise fabric sofas, earls court end of tenancy says you will need 1 cup of white vinegar, mixed with 1 cup of warm water and 10 drops of all-natural soap. Use a spray bottle to mix the ingredients and apply it on a towel, but not directly at the surface. This mixture is appropriate for the cleaning of furniture of synthetic materials like nylon.
Now, it is the turn of the most wide-spread wooden furniture. Revive its shine and glory by use of the power of nature. Mix couple of drops of lemon juice with olive oil or jojoba oil. This will polish the wood, removing all the annoying rings, left by cups. If you don’t have lemon at hand, you can substitute it with white vinegar. If you can’t handle the vinegary smell, add drops of essential oils of your choice and enjoy the results. The oil will nourish and polish the wood, while the lemon juice or the vinegar will disinfect it.
It is way more efficient to go green. By doing this, you will protect your health from the harsh influence of the chemicals, you will save money and troubles. Be aware that some of the commercial cleaning products may even contain bleach, which will lead to the unpleasant decolourization. Take care of your beloved spot for relax on your sofa or chair and utilise the tips, explored in this article. You will have the excellent results and you will stay away from any possible damages. It is a great deal, isn’t it?!