Tuesday, May 1, 2012


If you are like me, you are obsessed with the website Pinterest. It's a virtual pinboard where people "pin" things from other websites to share with others, whether it be makeup looks, home decor, recipes or just cute animal pictures.

Usually when I look online for recipes or DIY projects, they never really turn out right. Since discovering Pinterest in September of 2011, I have spent hours and hours browsing the highly addictive website. Every recipe "pin" that I have tried myself has turned out successful! From the Golden Graham Smores bars to the Chik-fil-A Chicken Nugget Recipe, they have all turned out DELICIOUS!

After trying recipes, I thought it would be fun to try some "DIY" or "Home Remedy" treatments. I haven't tried too many yet except for the "pin" that explains dropping a couple of drops of Saline solution or eyedrops into your mascara to keep it fresh. It worked! Thankfully! :)

My newest and most surprising "pin" is how to clean Microfiber furniture with rubbing alcohol and a clean, white scrub sponge. Yeah, for real! What you do is fill a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol and spray the spots you need to clean. Next, use the clean scrub sponge to rub the alcohol sprayed areas. Wait for the furniture to dry and then use a clean scrub brush to fluff the fabric back up. Then you are DONE! Here are a few before and after shots of my couches! ;)

Here is the before photo of the doggie slobber cover couch. See one of the four culprits at the bottom! ;) hehe

Here is the before and after shot of the loveseat cushion that I tested first. We usually leave a small dog blanket covering this cushion because it was the worst! See the after photo! Not perfect but a HUGE improvement after years of dirty dog feet and slobber! I love my furbabies!!! :)

Last but not least, here is the couch. Again, not a HUGE difference but it is a noticeable difference! I'm pretty happy with it! I think after a couple more times of this, it may look new again! 

So, if you have a Microfiber couch that you are thinking of throwing out because you think it's impossible to clean....TRY THIS FIRST! It can save you a LOT of money! I mean, would you rather spend about an hour scrubbing your couch with alcohol or spend a few hundred dollars on a new couch!? I'd choose the rubbing alcohol! hehehe 

Anyway...thanks for checking this out! Hope it helps some of you out!!!


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