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The Quickest Way to Clean Your Couch

A clean couch in just two steps.

By Real Simple Magazine Apr 17, 2012 3:06PM

Photo: Courtesy of Real SimpleSpring is here—let the cleaning commence! When it comes to cleaning the couch, these two products are going to be your new best friends: the dry cleaning sponge and the lint roller.

To get your clean your sofa in no time flat, first remove the cushions and put them on a clean sheet on the floor. Go over them with the dry cleaning sponge, which will remove dirt and oils that you can’t see. Then follow up with the lint roller to get any surface dirt that might be left behind.

Finish up by going over any trouble spots on the rest of the couch and running a vacuum over the base, and you’re done!


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Apr 19, 2012 3:02PM
What is a dry cleaning sponge and where do you buy them?
Apr 19, 2012 3:14PM
Angry What a waste of time this article is.... I still don't know what a dry cleaning sponge is... when you click the sponge link.. it tells you how to clean a sponge in the microwave. I am sorry I wasted my time on this one....
Apr 19, 2012 3:25PM
oh brother!  what a joke this one is!  have you ever seen the dust fly when you simply "fluff" the cushions?  I think a good commercial vacuum with loads of suction is the only thing going to get the real dirt/dust out.  The sponge method is a bandaid approach to a mortal wound!!!
Apr 19, 2012 3:19PM
Ace hardware carries them where I live, but I am sure you can find them cheaper online. They are a super dense cellular foam, and are great for cleaning upholstery as well as getting soot off of walls from fireplace or from burning candles without smearing into your paint. You use them without water. Good luck hope this helped a little.

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