How to Keep Your Sofa Bed Spotless

December 13, 2013

Sofa Bed

Keeping things clean is a standard operating procedure in this world. No matter which aspect of society you’re working from, whether you’re on the upper echelons or within the basic stratum of civilization, cleaning things is in the very fabric of our existence. It’s a fallen world after all.

Dust gather, rust destroys, and horrible pop stars make their way to the top. But somehow, let’s not forget that you still need to keep everything clean – even your sofa bed. That’s why I’m not surprised if you’re asking for a few simple steps on how to keep your sofa bed clean. It’s totally normal, and everyone understands.

  • Make sure to “set it apart”

This first tip is the most important because I’ve noticed that this is where most people tend to take their fall. Sure, it’s normal to use your sofa bed as you please, and your definition of what pleases you can go a long way and can make a long list. However, that does not mean that you blur the lines between what should be on top of your sofa bed and stay there. Remember that shoes, garbage, and pets don’t deserve that place. After all, it looks so much better when it’s neater. It’s much more enjoyable.

  • Limit your activities on it

It’s true that sofa beds are made for sitting down as they’re designed to take your weight and to make you comfortable, but that doesn’t mean that you can do whatever you want on it. It’s just like the previous point, as I explained that you need to “set it apart” for more noble purposes, only it also applies to your own activities. Keep yourself from eating and drinking on your furniture. The risk of spilling food on it is not worth its ensuing consequences of having to clean up.

  • Recovery is just as necessary as prevention

Not all things can be prevented, just like the most recent destructive typhoon that hit the Philippines which claimed the lives of thousands. But the lack of prevention automatically does not mean that there can be no room for cure or recovery. A nation can rise back to its feet, and you can wash a stain away out of your sofa bed. The price of scrubbing, soaping, rinsing, and drying doesn’t come without any effort, but it’s still necessary nonetheless. Accidents happen, and they’re unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it, right?

  • Don’t even let idleness take your joys away

With all of these tips that seem to make something as simple as keeping your sofa bed clean so complicated, it might cross your mind for you to deem it best to leave it alone. However, you might forget how a little bit of dust builds up to a whole layer of dust. That’s why even the physical fruits of idleness – dust, should be warded away. It’s not like it’s something a little bit of dusting every now and then can’t avoid.

With all these tips that you probably already know, the reason of why I’m writing these things to you is simple: Everyone needs to be reminded and affirmed in some way. Perhaps you recently acquired your own foam sofa bed, and you’re unsure how to do clean it.

However, with the reading of this article, I’m hoping that you’re reassured that it’s not very different from keeping any other piece of furniture clean in your house. But never forget that cleanliness is only really secondary to your enjoyment. It’s only a means. If the lack of cleanliness hinders you from enjoying your sofa bed, then remember what really matters. It’s your sofa bed after all. Enjoy it and enjoy yourself.

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