Monday, November 23, 2009

Vinegar Cleans Anything!


I learned a valuable lesson yesterday. It all started when we got our sofa's from lay-z-boy and got the five year warrenty with it. I have a cat that likes to have hairballs every once and a while in the most incovenient places...ie the sofa. This is a great idea if you are buying any furniture anytime soon. If pretty much anything happens to the sofa they will come out and clean/fix it for free. Minus the $65 at the time of purchase but we have used the service way more than that price! Yesterday, was the first time it was cleaned here in Florida. The nice older man told me that I did a good thing by purchasing microfiber. (I thought that it was a terrible choice because I can't figure out how to clean it on my own.) He told me that a little vinager mixed with water will get almost any stain out. WHAT?! It's that simple. The only thing not covered on the warrenty is general dirt. Lame. But if you just spilled a little OJ on it and claimed that then they'd have to clean it - therefore getting rid of the dirt. Not that I did that...however, I did think that after they informed me they wouldn't clean the dirt off from the puppies. Because the in-laws are coming on Wednesday morning I got to work on the first sofa. Let me tell you it looks like a brand new sofa! I am so excited! Because I was so excited about getting started I didn't take before pictures. So only I know the big difference. I am super excited over this because the in-laws are the ones who purchased them for us when we got married and I would be harrassed to no end if they didn't look perfect. .....no it's just a matter of getting the bite marks off the wood foot! Anyone know a remedy for that? Brown marker perhaps.....

10 comments:

  1. My dad also believes Vinegar cleans anything as well! He always uses Vinegar to mop our tile floor!

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  2. Any office supply store sells "furniture pens," that will match the wood of your furniture a little better than a crayola brown or black!

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  3. WoW vinegar, thats awesome! Thanks for sharing

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  4. I was totally going to say brown marker :) I clean with vinegar all the time!

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  5. Oh that's awesome Perhaps I can squeeze that in tomorrow and pick up furniture pen!

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  6. Thanks for the tip! My parents have a microfiber recliner and it's been so hard to keep clean! Now we know the secret! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. I hadn't heard that before - thanks for the tip! Glad it worked for you too.

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

    pk @ Room Remix

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  8. Wish I had microfiber sofas, so I could give ours a good cleaning with vinegar and water!

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