When we bought our first house, we needed furniture to fill it, including our first couch.
I got a microfiber couch because I planned to have kids and I always heard that microfiber was great for kids because it was easy to clean.
This is a lie.
I mean just LOOK at what my couches had become…
Every time they spilled something it seemed to leave a mark no matter how fast I was to clean it up. Over time the couch just got filthy! This is five years of yuck.
Now like many people, I came across the rubbing-alcohol-scrub-it-clean methods and I tried them. But they didn’t work and on my ottoman it just made things worse. (Good thing for throw blankets!)
I began to lose hope.
I started looking for slipcovers. But they were expensive and I wasn’t convinced they would look good on my couch. I didn’t want it to scream “I’m wearing a slipcover!!” cuz that’s tacky.
I reread the post about the rubbing alcohol method thinking maybe I'd done something wrong and needed to try again before giving up. That’s when I started reading the comments!! One commenter (and then a few more) said she just threw them in the washing machine!
What?!! I can do that???
So I did!
I was so anxious to try it, that I only took one before picture and it was after I washed the first cushion cover! I only did one cushion cover first, but it looked FANTASTIC!! The one on the left is the dirty one, obviously, and the one on the right is the first cushion washed and dried:
So excited that I washed and dried them ALL!! And the ones on my loveseat, too.
It was like a new couch again!
I can’t believe my solution was so simple! I was seriously wishing I could just buy a new couch just because it was so gross!
Now I know better—First, don’t buy microfiber in the first place and Second, just throw them in the washing machine!!