It’s was a long day at work and you have just returned back to your sweet home. Your strained muscles and aching bones lead you straight to the comfort of your cold sofa. You lie down, you fall asleep, you wake up, you leave for work, you come back and you lie down again. It’s weekend now, friends are over, there’s a football game on air, lots of crisps and sodas fill the tables, and everyone’s having a great time vegged out in their camp spots on the sofa. A few hours later your friends have all bid you night and gone their ways, leaving you and your girlfriend enough time for 15 minutes of a late night movie and the rest for making passionate love on your favourite sofa. When you’re done and are about to crash (on the sofa, obviously) kitty joins you for the long nap.
This may sound like a perfect week for you but it definitely was not so for your dear sofa, and it has not had one since you bought it home from the furniture shop. Your sofa has been evolving ever since, into this mucky, funky smelling MONSTER!
According to the Hygiene Counsel,”61% OF THE POPULATION HAS NEVER CLEANED THEIR SOFAS SINCE THEY HAVE OWNED THEM.”
Also to quote another interesting fact, “AN AVERAGE FAMILY COUCH HAS MORE BACTERIA PER UNIT AREA THAN A TOILET SEAT DOES.”
WOW. Remember the last time you picked up a cookie you dropped on the cushion banking on your highly scientific 5-second rule? Yeah, research says you might as well eat off your toilet seat.
SO…WHY DO WE NOT CLEAN OUR SOFAS?
- Not knowing why you should
- Not knowing how to
- NOT GIVING A S***.
All of which are equally not helping the sofa or us.
Cures for the Problems.
Science has yet to find a cure for that, but it definitely involves you getting off your butt and doing what you have to.
For starters, you can clean your home furniture, and dial up the nearest repair shop for any complicated handy works.
2. Not knowing why you should
If the “TOILET” fact hasn’t given you enough reasons why you should, well then….
Also, know that your upholstery ages and it will be more than just bacteria brooding in it as time passes by.
3. Not knowing how to
“Fluff, Flip, Fuss”.
As fun and easy as saying those words aloud.
Fluff: Poke, Punch and Push your soft cushions regularly to keep them in shape.
Flip: Every two weeks flip your cushions, and change their spots. This will ensure even wear on all cushions.
Fuss: Vacuuming, brushing or batting, of the cushions and armrests especially.
4. NOT GIVING A S***
This one’s a tough one.
Your sofa has put up with all of your mishandling, given you company through both happy and sad nights, and is still so welcoming to all the action.
So GET TO WORK before it’s too late to save your
bae-sofa from turning into a monster!!