Thanks to HomeRight for providing a SteamMachine Model 53 for review. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.
As you may know, we are getting close to finishing up a massive basement renovation. We have been doing it all on a tiny budget, which means being creative with furnishing the main living area. If you saw my "before" pictures, you would have noticed that all we had in the room before was a recliner, side table, and TV, (a.k.a. the castoffs) so we needed to purchase a few more pieces to make the space functional.
If you have not been shopping for couches lately, they are expensive! We actually need to replace the love seat in our living room and we cannot even find one of those for less than $500, even at the discount stores. But I digress...
A few months back, one of our good friends got new living room furniture and was selling their old couch and recliner for almost nothing. Usually I am weird about buying pieces like this because I know firsthand the nastiness that can be embedded in the fabric. (sweaty boys, dog slobber, spilled food and drink) But, it was such a good deal that I was just gonna throw a slipcover over it and be done.
Microfiber cleaning cloth or sponge
First, I vacuumed the couch well, since it had been downstairs in the middle of our demolition zone. (a drop cloth can only do so much)
Next, I spot cleaned it with rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle. I read that you should not use other cleaners on microfiber because they can leave spots. I used a microfiber rag and worked in small areas, spraying and rubbing; you could see the dirt immediately transfer onto the rag.
Once I finished cleaning a decent sized area, I went over it with the steam cleaner. I used the small, round brush head to fluff up the couch fibers.
I repeated these steps until I had cleaned the entire couch. It was pretty stained, so it took me about an hour total, but the results are totally worth it!
The HomeRight SteamMachine Model 53 comes with multiple attachments to use on a variety of surfaces. Next up are the tile floors in my bathrooms!
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