What are the 5 Tips on Fabric Sofa Cleaning?

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Cleanliness is next to godliness. It’s a most common and famous proverb which means cleanliness is everything for the goodness. One must keep themselves neat and clean and maintain a healthy and clean lifestyle. In our quest for beautiful and clean homes, we try to match the furniture with the upholstery which is a combination of delicate fabric and textures.  While durable fabric sofas are comfortable and beautiful, some regular DIY practices are necessary to ensure your sofa sets are maintained with minimal cost and are a delight to everyone‘s eye.-

 

  1. Regular Vacuuming

Fabric sofas tend to attract lots of dust and dirt particles. It’s always recommended to do pre-cleaning with a vacuum before going for deep cleaning or wet cleaning. While cleaning fabric sofas you may discover some lost pens or keepsake coins as well. Vacuuming certainly helps to prevent accumulation of dirt particles on sofa fabric as too much-accumulated dust in your fabric sofa will cause the fabric color to lose its luster.

 

  1. Surface cleaning 

Rotate the cushions and sofas every week as it’s always good to flip and rotate to even out the wear.Remove the cushions while vacuuming to suck in more dust.

 

  1. Read it Loud 

Generally, the cleaning instruction for sofas come attached, therefore before attempting any DIY stain removal on your fabric sofa,  read the information on cleaning fabric sofas, e.g. whether you can use water to clean the fabric, its machine wash or dry clean only. If you can’t find the tag, call TLH- the experts in sofa and couch cleaning and their team shall visit you and take care of the rest.

 

  1. Spill the beans

Yes, do not keep hiding the stains and spills and immediately do the spot cleaning. The longer the spillage remains in the fabric, the more stubborn the stain will be.  You can try a solution of warm water and a lemony dishwasher liquid from your kitchen. Place a clean, light color microfiber fabric over the spillage and apply pressure to absorb the liquid while cleaning fabric sofas. Do not rub or scrub as it may spread the stains or damage the fabric. Use of a clean, light color microfiber fabric will gently blot the stained area. Again use a clean, damp, cloth to blot the cleaned area and remove the cleanser residue.  The damp area must be dried completely before your guests sit onto it. Sprinkle a bit of baking soda to remove any odor while cleaning fabric sofas as it will repel the odor and keep it fresh.

 

  1. Professional Cleaning recommended

Sometimes, spot cleaning can cause a wet-looking ring or fading. It’s always best to have the entire piece cleaned by professionals providing service for cleaning fabric sofas.You can cross a major chore off your to-do list by letting The Laundry House take the charge  and cleaning fabric sofas for you.

 

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How to properly care for Sofa and Couch

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It is an inexorable fact of life–sofas get dirty. It collects everything from our dead skin cells to leftover crumbs of food, Drinks get spilled, and our budding Picasso‘s paint the town (read your precious sofa) red exemplifying their latest piece of art all over the surface of these sturdy pieces of furniture. While sofa is the perfect place to relax and unwind, many of us forget it requires regular cleaning, depending on how dirty your sofa gets, one should ideally have it cleaned once every few months as spills are bound to happen from time to time. Luckily, cleaning a sofa is relatively easy–all we need is a bit of time and some great cleaning supplies.

 

Some DIY tips

  • Rotate the cushions and pillows on your sofa every week.
  • Weekly vacuuming keeps the sofa fresh by removing any loose particles and it breathes better.
  • Avoid placing the sofa in direct sunlight. (for both fabric and leather).
  • Leather furniture should be dusted weekly with a soft cloth.
  • Treating the leather sofa with a conditioner every 6-12 months keeps it soft and lustrous.
  • Slipcovers must be brushed or vacuumed at least once a month.
  • On fabric sofas, blot spills as soon as possible with a clean, absorbent white cloth.
  • On leather sofas, most spills can just be wiped away. However, old stains can be treated with lukewarm water

 

The constituents

The first thing to be done before one begins with cleaning sofa is to identify the material, which can be anything from linen to leather. The material is usually displayed on the tag, accompanied by the cleaning instructions followed by the dos and don’ts of sofa cleaning.

W – Wash the sofa with water
X –   only vacuum cleaner to be used
SW –solvent based cleaner or water may be used depending upon preference
S – the sofa can only be cleaned with a solvent cleaner

 

Handy tools you require
A vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment, few light-colored microfiber cloths that won’t bleed on your sofa, bucket, Distilled water as the minerals in tap water can leave residue behind, a liquid dish soap and distilled white vinegar

 

Be Cautious

Water may seem innocuous, but if you use it to clean a couch that specifically calls for a solvent-based cleaner and nothing else, you’re going to be in for an unpleasant surprise. Believe it or not, the water will actually leave a stain on your sofa. Don’t risk ruining your furniture.  If you are looking for a sofa dry cleaning in Noida and Delhi NCR, TLH comes to your rescue as it provides sofa dry cleaning and couch cleaning services along with a plethora of solutions for your various laundry needs.  The skilled and trained professionals at TLH know what’s best for your couch.

 

Professional cleaning is recommended

Sometimes, spot cleaning can cause a wet-looking ring or fading. It’s always best to have the entire piece cleaned by professionals providing couch cleaning services. You can cross a major chore off your to-do list by letting  TLH  take the charge of your couch and sofa dry cleaning. Then relax and savor the pleasure of knowing that it has been cleaned by a professional team member(s) and their expert couch cleaning services, you can trust. Their sofa dry cleaning services are thorough, consistent and customized. If you would like to request a special service, just let them know!  The Laundry House team would be happy to fulfill every request in order to exceed your expectations.

 

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How to Clean your Handbags at Home.

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Did you know that the handbag that you so happily adorn on your shoulder is a breeding ground for bacteria and germs? From keeping it on the floor to taking it along with you to the washroom or even discovering the food wrapper that you kept inside on your last road trip, your handbag truly goes through a lot of torchers each time you take it out. Also when that ugly dirt or food stains suddenly appear on your favorite purse, nothing feels more heart-wrenching.

Its true handbags are the best accessories that a lady can own, but it is also true that most women don’t know that these handbags need regular cleaning so that their original poise and glamor is maintained. Those few who are aware of this fact dabble with cleaning methods and in turn, end up ruining the longevity of the bag. It’s always advisable to give the bags that you use regularly to a professional bag cleaning service provider bi-annually. Rest of the times you may clean them at home yourself. It is also important to look for the best handbag cleaning service nearby, someone who has proper knowledge of how to clean and restore handbags.

Today, we’ll share some simple hacks that can help you keep you fabric handbags clean and glamorous for longer. 

Empty

Start by emptying your bag’s pockets. Remove and store all valuables in one place, then throw out the ATM receipts, food wrappers and any other knick-knacks that you do not need.

Invert

Invert the bag upside down and gently pat the bag from the outside to loosen and remove dust and food particles.

Vacuum

Now install the smallest nozzle on the vacuum and suck away all the dust from the inside and out. This process will remove any dust particle on the surface of the bag.

Scrub the stains

Make a solution of one part mild soap detergent and 4 parts water. Take a clean white washcloth and dip into the solution. Now scrub the stains away with the washcloth. Use this solution to treat stains on the inside lining as well and don’t forget the pockets!!

Wash

Get another washcloth and dip it in clean water and gently remove the soap solution from the bag.

Dry

At this stage be carful not to dry the bag in direct sunlight. This may cause discoloration and fading. Let your bag dry overnight under an air conditioner or fan.

Check inner lining and pockets to make sure the bag is completely dry or else you may end up with a bag that will become a breeding ground for fungus and will end up smelling like a rotten egg.

If by following these steps you are still unable to get rid of those nasty stains or if during the process you notice a tear in one of the pockets and are afraid that the dirt may have entered inside the lining, then we would suggest you immediately call the nearest professional bag cleaning service provider for help. Check for references amongst your friends for the best handbag cleaning service nearby and go with the one that has the best knowledge and wherewithal to clean you handbag gently and effectively.

 

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Keeping your Fabric Sofa Clean

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After a hard day’s work, all you want is to sink into your comfy couch and surf through TV or watch your favorite movie enjoying popcorn and an ice-cold drink on the side.  But did you know, your couch also is a breeding ground for bacteria, sweat-based fungus, molds, dust, dead hair and a lot more. Yup, it is true, you share your couch with things you wouldn’t want to be 5 inches close to. And yet you sit in the middle of it as to enjoy your favorite rom-com.

The idea of this blog is not to scare you or disgust you in any manner, but to share with you some quick and easy remedies to keep these unwanted couch-sharing pests at bay.

Here are simple cleaning hacks that would keep your couch sparkling, sanitized and dust-free.

Vacuum is your couch’s best friend

Vacuum your couch every day or at least once a week to keep dust, food crumbs, hair etc from settling in and going deeper.

Read the fabric instruction code carefully

Before using these hacks its essential to know the fabric care instructions of your couch. In case the label is missing, which is mostly the case in Indian manufactured furniture, call a professional sofa cleaner to work on it first. During the visit, you can ask them about the care required for your sofa. This will help you maintain your couch hygiene until his next visit.

Mostly all fabric sofas can be cleaned by water, and if it is so in your case, run a spot test of the below solutions on the part of the upholstery that is not visible- like the back of the sofa.  This way you will be sure what works on your fabric.

Treat the stains right

If there is a stain that is stale, chances are that it has already set into the fabric. Use a steamer or a steam iron and hit the spot directly. The steam will help loosen the stain and make it easier to remove. Next, make a solution of dish soap and water and blot the stain with the mixture. Remove the soapy mixture by blotting a clean sponge soaked in plain water and then tap dry with a clean dry towel. If the stain is still persistent, try using vinegar or vodka to blot the stain. Rinse and repeat this step until the stain has completely disappeared. Now just switch on the fan and enjoy staring at your spotless couch as it slowly dries off.

In case the stains have survived the above steps then it’s clear that you’re dealing with stubborn ones. In such cases, its best advised to hire a couch cleaning service, as their special stain dissolvent work wonders even on the most stubborn blotches.

While a lot of us clean our sofas only during Diwali, its advisable to get it professionally dry-cleaned once between 3-6 months and clean it at home once every month. This will ensure your couch is hygienic and stain-free through the year.

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Give Dull Leather Shoes a New Life, at Home.

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For most of us, cleaning shoes after wearing them is a habit long lost and forgotten. But when we clean our clothes every time we wear them, then why not our shoes? Our shoes battle through dirt, grime and friction every day and then when we put them in out shoe cabinets they virtually become a magnet for more dust, bacteria, mold etc. While every shoe deserves a good clean every fortnight, today we will be focusing on leather shoe cleaning to be specific.

Leather enjoy a longer lifespan than many man-made alternatives provided it is protected wisely. Protecting these shoes can be a bit of a task, but if done religiously you can be sure to get great value, even from a pricey pair!

Here are some tips on how to take care of your beloved shoes using common household items that give dull leather new life:

  1. Clean them up nicely:

Every time you wear your leather shoes outside, be sure to come back home and dust them with dry muslin or any other soft cloth before you put them in the cupboard. This will protect the shoes from

  1. Get rid of spots & stains:

Make a solution with one-third portion of baby shampoo or gentle liquid dish-wash detergent along-with two-third water. Wet a soft cloth in this solution & rub it over the stains. Be careful not to wet the shoe too much.

Please Note: it is advised to do a patch test on a small section on the inside of the shoe before you apply this solution all over the stains.

If the stains do not disappear after this method, you may want to call a professional Shoe Laundry Service for help.

Though the Internet is filled with DIY ways of fighting tough leather stains, you may want to avoid those and instead opt for gently chemical treatments available with a professional shoe laundry.

  1. Dry them:

After the second step, you need to leave your shoes to dry for a minimum of three to hours, depending on how wet they are. You may even leave them overnight to dry. Do not keep them in direct sunlight; it is advisable to leave them under the fan or air-conditioner.

  1. Condition them well:

The last and final step includes conditioning your leather shoes so as to avoid cracks and dryness. After you feel your shoes are good and clean, rub a bit of petroleum jelly or olive/baby oil over the top with a rag. This will keep your leather moisturized and reduce the chances of dryness.

Lastly entrust your shoes to a good Shoe Laundry service nearby once in every two-three months. This will help you get rid of tough stains and improve the longevity of your favorite pair.

So, there you have it, everything you need to know to maintain a pair of leather shoes. Remember, if you’re lucky enough to find the perfect pair, look after them! That way you can enjoy them for years to come.

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Laundry Tips For a Better Wash

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Washing your clothes at home? Here are 5 easy tips you need to keep in mind before you start the next wash cycle.

  1. Know what your fabric needs

It is essential to know what your fabric care requirements are. Simply glance through the label and sort out your laundry based on machine or hand wash requirement, temperature settings, inverted or upright washing requirements etc. Here’s a quick table that will make this task easier for you.

Most professional laundry service providers and dry-cleaners in India follow these instructions to ascertain the best cleaning process for your clothes. Hence it is essential for us to keep this in mind to get professional laundry-like output, at home.

  1. Caring for Dark clothes

For dark clothes add a tablespoon of salt in a full bucket of water and soak them for two-three hours before the first wash. This will strengthen fabric color, reduce color leaks and prolong the fading process.

Turn the dark colored jeans, pants, and trousers inside out before putting them into the machine and turn the temperature setting to cold. Dry all dark garments inverted only so as to avoid sun fading.

  1. Caring for Whites

Always use a separate cycle for washing white clothes. Alternately add a capful of fabric bleach or 200 ml of white vinegar in the machine to keep your whites looking bright and crisp. So if you’re adding bleach in one cycle, use vinegar for the next one.

In order to get rid of yellow sweat stains, in a cooking pot add one-fourth cup of salt and baking soda to approximately 4 liters of water. Dip the stained clothes in this solution and boil it for one hour. Remove from the pot and give a final wash to the clothes in a washing machine.

  1. Care for Stained Clothes

The best way to fix a stain is to treat it before it sets. Quickly scoop up solids and blot liquids with a clean white cloth from the outside so as to avoid spreading. Treat stains before washing, and always make sure stains have been removed before putting them to dry as heat sets stains into the fabric. Read our other blogs to treat different stains at home.

  1. Care for Smelly Clothes

The sweaty, smelly clothes in the basket? Add a half cup of baking soda to approx. 4 liters of water and soak the smelly batch for 1 to 2 hours. Then, during machine-was, add half a cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle. Wallah! There you have it, fresh smelling clothes by the end of it.

Following these five simple tricks will definitely improve the wash quality and will leave your clothes looking fresher, smell better and last longer. Happy Washing Peeps!

Four Simple Steps to Get Rid of Lipstick Stains

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Your favorite lipstick color looks amazing when worn on your lips. But just when it makes its way to your shirt collar, sleeve or any other place it becomes a nasty sight. Imagine the fresh launch crimson red on a crisp white office shirt or a purple hue on your lemon yellow t-shirt sleeve. Get the picture?

Yes, we know a lot of us have faced this problem at least once and it is definitely a battle to get rid of it.

Today on our blog we will learn easy Do-it-yourself ways to eradicate lipstick stains over any fabric. Here’s what you would need-

  1. Rubbing alcohol- order a bottle of rubbing alcohol from an online site or your nearby grocery store. Keep it stashed in your grocery cupboard to save you from blotching accidents such as these.
  2. Toothpaste- we recommend using the white toothpaste and white toothpaste only. Do not use any colored variants at all.
  3. A toothbrush.
  4. A white face towel.
  5. A white washcloth.

Before we start, an important piece of advice here would be to check the label of your garment carefully. If your garment is marked dry-clean only, you will have to give it away to a professional Garment Dry-cleaner who would be able to do the job at a nominal cost. If your garment’s care manual allows for it to be hand/machine washed, simply follow the steps below-

Step 1: Invert and Place

Place the garment; stain-side down on a clean white towel.

Step 2: Dip and Dab

Dip the white washcloth in rubbing alcohol and dab it on the back of the stain. Keep dipping and dabbing till the stain has disappeared.

Step 3: Time for Toothpaste

Invert the stain side up and apply a generous amount of toothpaste over it. Wet the toothbrush and scrub generously until the stain vanishes.

Step 4: Final Wash

In the last and final step, put your garment for the final wash. You may hand wash it or simply put it in the washing machine, depending on your comfort level.

If you are still struggling or you find these steps too time-consuming then we suggest you call a Home Laundry Service for immediate pickup. The more you wait, the more difficult it will become to get rid of the stain.

That’s it, by following these four simple steps you can get rid of lipstick blotches permanently and your clothes will never speak for the accident you just dabbed away.

 

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The Challenges of Cleaning Carpets at home

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Having a beautiful and shiny carpet is a matter of pride, but maintaining that needs a lot of time, energy, and effort. Here are some challenges one might face while cleaning carpets at home.

Recurring spots

The problem of recurring spots is more common than you can imagine. Almost 90% of the households complain of spots reappearing after repeated wash. It is nearly impossible to get rid of it only by using home DIY methods. In such cases, it’s best advised to hire a professional carpet cleaning service who with the help of special chemicals can get rid of them once and for all.

Over-shampooing

Using a lot of shampoo and not rinsing the carpet properly can lead to severe damage to the carpet. The residue soap attracts more dust thus making your carpet dirtier in no time.

Over-wetting

When you wet your carpet for cleaning, you run the risk of water getting soaked into the bottom. This may lead to shrinking, discoloration, bad residual odor and you may even face mold and mildew problems. It is essential to use very less water and avoid direct sun-drying completely.

Rippling

When air & moisture seep into the carpet it causes the carpet to ripple. Its tough to get rid of those nasty looking ripples at home and before they become intense its always a good idea hire a carpet cleaning service provider. The professional vacuuming machines clean carpets without using much water and thus leave no ripples in the end.

Wicking

Even after trying a lot, using high-quality chemicals or putting your hard efforts, you might still face the wicking issues. Professionals use a high-quality commercial vacuum to remove dry soil, which leads to less wicking. They also employ agitation tools to loosen soil from carpet piles and thus avoid the chance of reoccurring.

Hire a professional carpet cleaning Delhi team 

You can outsource the cleaning work at minimal cost and save yourself from the pains of DIY. Professionals use heavy-duty hot water extraction cleaners, also known as steam cleaners, which make it easier to remove stains and odor. There are many professionals offering carpet-cleaning services in Delhi, India. You should select one only after reading customer reviews and testimonials. We at TLH (The Laundry House), offer high-quality professional carpet-sofa-curtain cleaning service at your doorstep.

Tips for Taking Care of your Favorite Clothes

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While some people may consider the laundry service, a luxury, someone who fully understands the benefits of cleaning by professionals, knows that it is a necessity. The laundry service offers benefits that you cannot get from cleaning at home. Although not all clothing needs to be washed, proper care of the items that do it is essential to maintain its beauty and lifespan.

  1. Dry cleaning is less abrasive

Innovations in today’s laundry service use greener products and are less abrasive on their clothes than washing and drying at home in an old-fashioned way. Your delicate clothes that need special care are always handled by the best Dry Cleaning Nearby. If you combine that with the many years of experience of the associated laundries, you can be sure that your clothes will be in good hands.

  1. Professional laundries pay close attention to detail

When you make your clothes at home, you also have the tasks of folding, ironing and storing items in their place. However, when your items are being serviced by a laundry and tinting professional, they can handle all the details for you. All you have to do after receiving your items is to hang them in the closet.

  1. They are perfect for removing stains and odors

Occasionally home remedies can remove stains, but they can do so at the cost of damaging the garments. It is a better idea to trust your items to professional Dry Cleaners who can expertly remove stubborn stains and odors. If you are thinking about throwing out certain items because you cannot eliminate certain stains and odors, try letting a professional dry cleaner inspect the items first.

  1. Laundries have the ability to handle large objects

Laundry Service can clean larger items, including curtains, rugs, sofa covers, and oversized quilts. These can be an unmanageable task for you to handle at home. The use of professional laundry services for your clothes and large items saves you time and is one less thing to worry about in your busy schedule.

Cleaning Solutions for your Sofa & Couch

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The couch in the living room is the most favorite place in the house for many people. Whether it is to watch a game on TV, or to chat with family, or to relax with a drink, or simply to spend some time thinking, we all love the sofa or couch as a favorite place to hang out at. But that is less fun if the sofa has stains or it is dirty. We should, therefore, do all we can to keep our sofa or couch spic and span, so that we can continue to enjoy our time on it. We could use some good sofa dry cleaning services or couch cleaning services. Or we could choose to do it ourselves. But do we know enough about the correct processes? Is there anything that we know wrongly? Let us see some easy tips for such cleaning, in case you plan to do it yourself.

Non Fabric Parts

The sofa or couch would be mostly fabric, but many portions of it are made of metal or wood. Those parts should ideally be cleaned with a solution made of lukewarm water and a mild cleaning soap or powder.

Fabric Parts

Now we come to the parts which have fabric. Every sofa or couch has tags explaining the type of fabric used. If it says WS, you should use a soft detergent or a detergent that is used in dry cleaning. But if the tag says S, only the dry cleaning detergent is to be used. For sofas marked X, only a vacuum should be used, with no liquid. And finally, if the tag says W, plain water is to be used. A company offering couch cleaning services would, of course, know all this, but if you are doing it yourself, you should make a note.

The Difficult Areas

You would have seen that most sofas have places where pet hair or crumbs of food or even dirt get inside, but a normal cleaning wouldn’t uncover them. For such areas and such items, you should ideally use a vacuum cleaner. Especially for pet hair, you can also procure a lint roller to remove larger accumulations of a pet or human hair.

Stains

This is by far the most difficult part of sofa dry cleaning services. The problem is that when the fabric gets stained, we usually are eating or talking and we tend to ignore them. By the time we get around to cleaning the stain, it has usually settled in further, and the more time that elapses, the more difficulty we face in cleaning it. But for those cleaning the sofas at home, there are some quick fix cleaners that can be prepared at home. There are different combinations and concoctions that need to be used to clean different surfaces.

As we saw above, there are many things that a person can do to clean sofas and couches at home. But you could also choose to get professional help by hiring sofa dry cleaning services or couch cleaning services.