DIY – How to Clean Microfiber Furniture – Pinterest Inspired

My husband and I have matching recliners – matching in the sense that they were the same when they were purchased. With time and his ability to spoil the dogs by letting them in the chair with him – his chair has taken on a lot more wear than mine.

If you know anything about microfiber furniture – it is beautiful, it does wear, very well, but over time, it gets matted, and develops this nasty, dirty looking shine.

DIY How to clean microfiber furniture Before                          After

The chair had become a topic of many discussions. I wanted to get rid of it and replace it – thinking it was FAR beyond hope. He said it was comfortable and just fine. His solution was to spray a little Lysol on it and it would wear for another 10 years.

I simply could not live with that. It is by FAR the grungiest piece of furniture we have and it had become a complete eyesore.

Thanks to my Facebook friends and Pinterest, I found a solution that I hoped would work. I was to the point where anything would HAVE to help – nothing could make the matter worse.

This morning I tried the DIY method that had been mentioned by a few friends.

  • Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle – I used an empty hairspray bottle to get a fine mist.
  • A sponge – one that would not fade on the furniture
  • A soft bristled brush

I sprayed down the nasty areas thoroughly. Used a slightly dampened sponge to wash away the grime. As you can see by the bowl of dirty water, there was a lot of grime to wipe away.

How to clean microfiber after (1)

I allowed the areas to dry completely and brushed over it with a fine, soft, household brush.

I am very happy to report – this method worked like a charm. My husband is going to be so happy that I found a way to clean it rather than dispose of it.

I’m not 100% happy with the results so I will be doing this whole process one more time just to be certain it is as clean and fluffy as I can possibly get it.

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Enough is Enough – Haters Stop Hating Already – The Memories Pizza Fundraiser Has Reached the Point of Being Gross

The firestorm that surrounded the Memories Pizzaria in Walkerton, Indiana has run it’s course already. The more haters hate, the more people are going to donate. STOP IT already!

What people are doing to that business is WRONG – I was glad they were forthright with their belief. It gave people the CHOICE to conduct business with them or not.

Fine, donate to help offset the loss they would experience from closing for a week or two – but let it go already.

This country is SERIOUSLY misplacing their support. Just look at the fundraisers that are being conducted on GoFundMe and similar crowd funding sites right now.

There are BABIES with cancer, children who are dying and want to fulfill one last wish – animals in serious need of medical attention – people who have fallen on serious hard times because of health issues YET – the fundraisers they have pail in comparison to the money raised for Memories Pizzaria.

Look at Eli –

or Theia –

or this family –

What about Jakob –

Or, Oh my God – what about Haiven?

I certainly hope the O’Connors are true, godly people and consider sharing their windfall with people who might need it more. Keep what you NEED, but don’t take the generosity of people in the name of such a vile battle. For me personally, I would have a great deal of respect if they were to handle this situation much differently than they did the infamous interview.

It breaks my heart that this whole thing has gone this far. Glenn Beck should consider sponsoring other fundraisers than those that are so politically focused. I cannot imagine God is very pleased with the idiotic actions of everyone in the fallout of this whole last week.

Shame on all of you who are hell-bent on driving up that fundraiser when so many others in the world need someone to stand up for them too.

I’ve been accused of being jealous – hardly! If I were to come into a considerable amount of money, I would do something good with it. In fact, in January – I was fortunate enough to have my own windfall. Very few people knew about it – I chose not to be public with the news even though it’s easily found on the Hoosier Lotto website.  What I did with the money was to make my dad REALLY happy! So before anyone accuses me of being jealous – the facts are good to know. When I am so blessed, as I was in January – I could not be selfish and go on a spending spree – it meant more to me to give back to the man who helped me raise my boys and who did a fine job of raising me. He had been very down recently and what we chose to do made him VERY happy. That smile was priceless.


dad in the 55

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Taxpayers Should Not Have to Fund Sports Stadiums

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