When you clean your house how often do you focus on your furniture? For example, some couches have removable cushions and if you lift them you may find gathered crumbs and dust. In other cases, you may neglect the small table that’s sitting in the corner of your living room.

In today’s post, we’ve listed 8 pieces of furniture you should clean regularly, whether you’re doing a general clean-up or spring cleaning. We’ll also explain how you can use Zoflora to clean specific types of furniture. Keep reading to find out more.

1.      Couch

The way you clean your couch will depend on the material it’s made from:

  • Leather couch: Vacuum in between cushions. Use Zoflora wipes to clean away dust and hand prints on the surface.
  • Couch with wooden frame: Use a clean cloth to dust your couch. Vacuum cushions and spray your favourite Zoflora fragrance on the fabric.
  • Fabric couches: These types of couches tend to attract dust and pet dander. We recommend vacuuming the cushions and backrest. If the covers are removable you can place them in the wash and add two caps of Zoflora concentrate to the rinse cycle.

A dirty couch can cause skin irritation. If you suffer from allergies caused by pet dander and dust then you may want to clean your couches at least once a week.  

2.      Coffee Table

Coffee tables are breeding grounds for bacteria and germs. You may not always notice coffee stains or spills if you have dark furniture. When you’re tidying your lounge, grab a Zoflora wet wipe to clean the surface and the legs of the table.

To keep your coffee table clean, use coasters to prevent coffee rings. You can also place a tablecloth over the table to spruce up the aesthetics of your lounge. When it’s time to clean the tablecloth, pop it in the washing machine and pour two caps of Zoflora into the rinse cycle.

The Zoflora will infuse the tablecloth with a pleasant scent which will keep your lounge smelling fresh and clean.

3.      Bedside Table

Do you have a lot of junk on your bedside table? Sometimes the clutter on your tables can hide the dirt and bacteria lurking on the surface. When you clean your bedside table, take your lamp off and all the clutter. You can either use a Zoflora wipe or fill your 250ml spray bottle with water and add one cap of Zoflora concentrate to the mix. Use the solution to clean other areas of your room such as:

  • Light switches
  • Door handles
  • Lamp shades
  • Draw handles
  • Cupboard doors
  • Bookshelves

When you’re done cleaning your bedside table you can place your lamp and other items back onto its surface. We suggest removing clutter from your table to give your room a more streamlined and clean appearance.

4.      Footstools

Footstools are designed to elevate your feet when you’re sitting in the lounge or living room. But sometimes people put their feet up on the stools when they have their shoes on. Shoes are extremely dirty and can carry up to 421,000 units of bacteria on the soles.

Germs and bacteria can easily transfer from your shoes onto the footstool, so it’s important to clean this type of furniture regularly. If it’s covered in material, you can wash it clean with a bit of soap and water. Then spray Zoflora onto the fabric to eliminate bacteria. If it’s a simple plastic footstool, spray it with Zoflora and wipe it down with a clean cloth.

5.      Kitchen Table

Your kitchen table is where you and your family eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sometimes it’s an extra place where you prepare food. Juice and food easily spill onto this type of furniture and can turn into mould if not cleaned immediately.

As a rule of thumb, you must clean your kitchen table every day to remove harmful bacteria such as salmonella. When your table is clean, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your family is safe when they’re eating their food at the table.  

6.      Chairs

Whether you have indoor or outdoor chairs you can keep them clean and bacteria-free with your trusty Zoflora. This is because Zoflora has proven to kill 99.9% of all bacteria and viruses including COVID-19.

If you’re having guests over you can clean and disinfect your house chairs with your favourite Zoflora fragrance.

7.      TV Stand

TV stands are prone to collecting dust and you don’t always see it unless the sun is shining through the windows. Dust is an Allergen that can cause eye and skin irritation. What’s more, dust can trigger your sinuses making you sneeze and cause a runny nose.

To prevent upsetting your allergies or breathing in dust, give your TV stand a quick clean using Zoflora wipes. The dirt will lift easily without flying up into the air and settling on other household furniture.

8.      Home Office Desk

Your office desk must be treated like your kitchen table. This means you must wipe it clean and disinfect the surface every day especially if you eat and drink at your desk. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Remove all items on your desk
  2. Use a Zoflora wipe to clean away dirt and sticky messes
  3. Use your Zoflora spray to disinfect your stationery
  4. Wipe your laptop clean with a Zoflora wipe
  5. Wait for your table and stationery items to dry
  6. Place all items on your desk neatly

Final Thoughts

You can clean all types of house furniture with your favourite Zoflora fragrance. And, the new wet wipes in our range have made it even easier to clean surfaces. It’s important to keep all your furniture surfaces clean to prevent the build-up of dirt and bacteria. Use the tips in this post to assist you.

How do you keep your furniture clean? Are there specific methods that you use? Leave us a comment below. We’d love to hear from you!