How to Get a Smell Out of a Microfiber Couch With Baking Soda

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Things You'll Need

  • Baking soda

  • Vacuum cleaner

Microfiber is a common fabric typically used to create sofas and similar pieces of furniture. The microfiber feels soft and lasts many years without deteriorating in quality or appearance. Sometimes odor can accumulate on furniture pieces, leaving you with an unattractive smell that is difficult to remove. Chemical cleaners mask odor and leave behind traces of unnecessary harmful elements, so instead use baking soda. The soda naturally pulls out unpleasant smells without harming the microfiber.


Step 1

Sprinkle a light dusting of baking soda over the microfiber couch. Let the baking soda sit for at least a few hours, or overnight.

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Step 2

Vacuum over the microfiber fabric to collect the baking soda. The baking soda naturally absorbs any odor, and the vacuuming collects the baking soda as well as any dirt or crumbs that could be causing the odor.

Step 3

Apply the baking soda monthly or as needed to keep the couch smelling fresh.



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