Cleaning up after eating is something which we must do everyday. However, when it comes to cleaning cushion covers or the fabric sofa, it is easy to keep putting off cleaning them. As they do not get dirtied that easily, how often should we actually be cleaning them?
Cleaning too frequently might cause them to weather faster whereas insufficient cleaning can lead to the build-up of germs that might be detrimental to health and or stains that will be harder to get rid of.
Continue reading below for a comprehensive guide on how frequent you should be cleaning your covers!
Cushion and Pillow Covers
Covers should be washed every week, especially for pillow covers to remove any bacteria or odors. Protectors on the other hand, can be laundered once a month. For cushion covers with intricate design, do check if it can be washed using washing machine. As a good practice, it is always good to use a laundry net.
Floor Mats and Rugs
Germs and bacteria in rugs or floor mats placed in the entryway builds up fast as we wipe and clean our feet before entering the house. Like the pillow covers, it should be washed or vacuumed weekly.
If you have a fabric couch, you can use a vacuum cleaner to run over your couch. Sprinkle some baking soda to remove areas with odor. Allow it to sit for a few hours before vacuuming the baking soda away. However, it is recommended to get someone professional to do a deep cleaning once a year, especially if they do not come with removable cushion covers.
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