Spring is finally here and summer is on its’ way! So let’s not let our cleaning chores get us down. It is time to clean up, tidy away and give everything a once over to welcome the warmer days. If your sofa, upholstery or chairs are starting to look a bit tired or showing the odd bit of sag, then treat them to a spruce up and make them look 100% with some great ideas!
Hire a Professional Carpet Cleaner
Carpet cleaners are now much more readily available and can be hired for relatively low cost. Available to hire from supermarkets, hardware stores and specialist rental firms, these professional carpet cleaners get the job done quickly and efficiently. They are cost effective, easy to use and can be hired for 24hrs or 48hrs. You could even go halves with a neighbour or family member and make even greater savings on a 48hr hire!
Hire a Steam Cleaner
Again, as above you can now rent professional steam cleaners for all kinds of jobs round the home. A steam cleaner can be used for all manner of jobs including upholstery, curtains, floors, carpets and even outside paving and decking. Steam cleaners use no harsh detergents and leave no residue and for this reason they are ideal for upholstery around the home. They use just water and steam pressure to remove the toughest stains.
Wash Loose Covers
If you are lucky enough for your sofa or settee to have loose covers then cleaning is much easier. Simply remove the covers and wash them according to their instructions and guidance labels. Be careful they are not dry clean only. It is better to refit your covers whilst they are still slightly damp (not wet) as this helps them to mould back to their original shape and fit.
Open Some Windows!
Whether you want your carpets and curtains to dry or simply to let some fresh air in, open those windows! Allowing fresh air to circulate through the home gives an instant feel of freshness and spring and it is good for your mood too!
Fancy a Change?
If your sofa or settee or curtains are looking a little tired and worn then maybe it is time to think about an upholstery makeover! You can choose ready-made curtains in a range of bright fabrics for spring and summer or treat yourself to a bespoke set. Settees and chairs can be re-upholstered in a range of interesting textures and fabrics to give the place a whole fresh look.
Get the Professionals in!
If you are too busy or simply do not wish to set about hiring your own cleaner and scrubbing and brushing, then do it the easy way. Hiring a professional carpet and upholstery cleaning firm to do your dirty work is quick and easy. Yes it may cost more than doing it yourself but you can relax and know that a fully insured professional is cleaning your fabrics, upholstery and carpets to perfection while you wait!
About the Author
Written by Donna Cleveland, keeping her home beautiful and her furniture fresh with Plumbs Re-Upholstery.