Sofas are prone to plenty of accidents. What’s the worst sofa accident you’ve ever had and did cleaning make it better or worse?
Red wine spilled on your cream couch? Kids turned your sofa into their new canvas? Yesterday’s curry sauce spilled onto your beige settee? Sofas can end up as a prime candidate for spillages and stains, but what are your tips for cleaning them?
With more people working and staying at home throughout the pandemic, many of us have spent longer that we’d like to admit on our sofas. As houses become smaller and smaller, many of us eat, work and relax on our sofas.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean we have more time or energy to keep them clean. We’ve heard from many of you that sofa stains account for around 11% of the main damage caused to your sofas, with food (12%) and hot drinks (8%) as the worst culprits.
Your tips for tackling tough stains
Members told us that when it comes to cleaning time, vacuuming is the preferred choice, with 58% of members referring to it as their preferred method. But there are plenty more techniques out there: the internet is full of stories and advice for cleaning sofas and other soft furnishings, but we’ve revealed which ones actually work here.
What’s the worst stain you’ve ever had on your sofa? And have you ever tried to clean a sofa stain but simply made it worse? And what are your tips for tackling tough stains?
Share your worst cleaning debacles with us.