I have a microfiber sofa and love seat. When I purchased these, I dreamed of things being spilled on them and just taking a paper towel and wiping them clean. Of, course, the big seller was that they were almost impossible to stain. With four boys, that kind of guarantee made my mouth water. Could this be true? Some magic fabric that resists all stains?

The answer is no. Not really. It worked great at first, when it was brand new, but as the days/years wore on, the stain resistance was not so stain resistant. I had tried vacuuming, dish soap and water, scrubbing, but nothing seemed to work. It seemed that trying to clean it with water only made it worse.

One day, I was filling my Pinterest fetish when I stumbled upon a pin on how to clean microfiber. I have to admit that I was skeptical at first, since I had already tried everything I could think of, but I checked it out anyway. I read the blog and decided I had nothing to lose, and I might as well try what was suggested. There were numerous people who had commented on the blog about how well it had worked for them. So, I tried it, and I have to admit, it worked awesome. I was very impressed, so, I’m going to share it with you.

The secret to cleaning your microfiber is rubbing alcohol. Just spray rubbing alcohol on your microfiber then wipe with a clean white sponge or towel. You will be amazed at all the dirt and grime that comes off. Once you are satisfied with the cleaning, let the microfiber dry. Once it is dry, take a clean white brush (like a dish cleaning brush) and rub it in circles on the fabric. This will make the microfiber nice and smooth, and your fabric like new. You want to make sure you do a test spot in an inconspicuous place, just in case your fabric has a strange reaction.

I hope this makes your furniture cleaning a little easier and a little more successful.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of The University of Montana, animal lover and writer.

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