FABRIC COUCH CLEANER
he couch is where you and your loved ones gather to watch Netflix, catch up on the day, play games and more, often with drinks and snacks in hand. Because of this, it also happens to be the spot where chips, popcorn kernels and cookie crumbs land on the sofa or get trapped between the cushions. Not to mention, the occasional juice or wine spill that may happen during a rowdy board game or unfortunate accident. Vacuuming your fabric couch or wiping down your faux leather sofa may get rid of light soil, debris and a few stray pet hairs, but in order to get rid of set-in stains, spills and pet smells you’ll need a deeper clean. Every six months or so, follow this step-by-step guide on how to clean a couch — no matter what kind of fabric it may be — by Carolyn Forte, Executive Director of the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab, to make your living room ready for another weekend of movie-watching. Whether you’re trying to tackle a specific stain on a cushion or want to give your entire couch a refresh, the first thing you want to do is check the couch’s care tag to see what cleaning method and products are safe to use on the fabric.