An Alternative Way to Clean a Microfiber Couch

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Having kids really puts some real wear and tear on your furniture.  It wasn't too bad when Michael was a baby, we could keep the couch looking nice and clean.  Once he started being mobile and using sippy cups, the couch was always a mess.  Over a year ago, I had written a post called Cleaning Microfiber Furniture.  It works, don't get me wrong, but the big problem with it was that you had to use rubbing alcohol and for me it was lot's of it.

Several months ago my sister-in-law, Meredith, had posted a before and after picture of her white couch on her Facebook page.  My nephew had marked up the couch with crayons and she cleaned it with the Norwex Envirocloth.  I was amazed that you couldn't see any signs of it on the couch afterwards.  Meredith has been telling me about Norwex for a while now.  She loved it so much that she became a consultant for them.  If you'd like to see more Norwex products, click here to go to Meredith's consultant page.  If you'd like to follow her on Facebook and learn more about Norwex, click here.

After seeing her before and after pictures, I decided to spend the $16.49 on the EnviroCloth to clean my couch that had not been cleaned since the post I wrote back in 2013!  Here's how this cloth cleaned my couch and made it look brand new again.

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I know you're thinking, "How is a microfiber cloth going to REALLY clean a microfiber couch?"  It really did and here's a diagram that can help explain it a little more.

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So, let's get to the cleaning of my disgustingly dirty couch.

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When looking at the couch this is the right side or Jon's side before cleaning.  See the nasty rings of spilled drinks.

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The center of the couch or Michael's seat.  It's the worse part of the couch.

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Finally the left side of the couch or my side.  Not too bad, but still dirty.

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Here's my EnviroCloth before I used it.

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The key to make this work is having a bowl of hot water.

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Activating the EnviroCloth.

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This diagram explains why you want it to be wet and not dry.

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You want the cloth to be damp.  Rub it back and forth over the area you want to clean.  In my case, it ended up being pretty much the whole entire couch.

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This is what the water looked like after cleaning just the right side of the couch.  I ended up dumping it and getting fresh water for each section.  The water looked like this with the other two sections as well.  ***I've been told that this may not be dirt, but could be the dye of my couch.

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The EnviroCloth after cleaning the right side.  Still looks pretty clean!

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One side cleaned.  Even with it being wet, it looks so much better.

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The right side clean and dry.  No more rings!

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The center section of the couch.  Look at that!  I was amazed at how clean it was and it was done with just hot water and a cloth.

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The left side all nice and clean.  Plus it feels so much better than if I cleaned it with the rubbing alcohol.

This cloth is so worth the cost because you can use it for so much more than cleaning a couch.  If you'd like to learn more about the different Norwex products, don't hesitate to contact Meredith on Facebook.  I know that I'm going to be purchasing some more products from her soon.

Do you already use Norwex products?  What do you love about them?  What's your favorite?

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23 comments

  1. Does this cloth get the same results on a cotton type fabric on a couch?

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    1. Depending on the type of cotton weave, it should work. If it doesn't, you can add some detergent to the water. If you have anymore questions, you can contact Meredith at meredithastacy@yahoo.com.

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  2. How would this cloth work on a leather couch, recliner or love seat? My son has a living room set in cream color and it looks just like the micro fiber couch before using the cloth. Just wondering if it would work on it as well.

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    1. Meredith says that leather is the easiest to clean with the envirocloth. She suggests that after cleaning the furniture, that you might want to purchase a leather shine. If you have anymore questions, feel free to contact Meredith at ameredithastacy@yahoo.com.

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  3. Will it clean oily surface of microfiber chair (as in, hair oil) -- don't ask -- just please be understanding of my problem!!!!

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    1. I wouldn't see why not. I've been able to remove many different kinds of stains off of our microfiber couch with just the cloth and water. If you have further questions, you can contact my sister-in-law who is a Norwex consultant at meredithastacy@yahoo.com.

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  4. Did you use a special water (like distilled or purified)? Because if I use water on my microfiber couch, it leaves a ring. So I don't see how this would work....

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    1. I used regular warm tap water. I thought the same as you, but it doesn't leave any rings on the couch. If you have any more questions on how the cloths work, you can email Meredith at meredithastacy@yahoo.com and she'll be able to give you more information.

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  5. I wish I'd read your article before tossing out my microfiber chaise because the dogs used to get up on it with muddy paws and leaving water marks...DARN!

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  7. I have been reading your posts regularly. I need to say that you are doing a fantastic job. Please keep up the great work.Home Improvement

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  8. Thank you for sharing this...I love all my Norwex products and am very excited to try it on my couch! ��

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    1. I love using Norwex as well. You'll be pretty happy with the results!

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  9. What about chenille material on a sectional?

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    1. I wouldn't see why it wouldn't work on it. If you have more questions, you can always contact my sister-in-law at meredithastacy@yahoo.com.

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  10. The problem with my microfiber furniture is dog slobber. Even the rubbing alcohol (which has been a lifesaver btw, thanks!)
    won't get it out. Any experience with that?

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    1. I don't have a dog any more and started using this after our dog passed. I do know that this works well with human slobber so I wouldn't see why it wouldn't work on dog slobber. Feel free to contact my sister-in-law with more questions at meredithastacy@yahoo.com. They have a dog and I'm sure she will have all the answers you need.

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  11. Sounds great but will it work on Chenille couch?

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