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How to Clean a Sofa Bed

Your household likely has a variety of different surfaces and upholstery. With multiple types of furniture, you may need to employ cleaning techniques that are different from what you're used to. If you've never had a sofa bed, you should understand that this takes a different cleaning process than a standard sofa. You need to make sure all of the areas of your sofa bed get thoroughly cleaned to keep your sofa bed in top condition.

Some sofas open to become beds.

Vacuum the sofa bed while it's closed with hose extension of your vacuum cleaner. Vacuum all surfaces, including crevices, thoroughly.

Open your sofa bed and remove the mattress and bedding. Wash the bedding in your washing machine with regular clothes detergent.

Repeat the vacuuming process with the opened bed, making sure to get to all of the crevices.

Take your mattress outside and use a broom to beat the dust out of it. This is the most effective method for getting dust out of your sofa bed mattress.

Clean up any spills or accidents with an organic, non-toxic cleanser. This type of cleanser is safe to use on the upholstery of your sofa bed.

Things You Will Need

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Vacuum hose extension
  • Clothes detergent
  • Broom
  • Non-toxic cleanser

About the Author

J. Johnson has been completing freelance writing work since September 2009. Her work includes writing website content and small client projects. Johnson holds a degree in English from North Carolina State University.

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