The best DIY upholstery cleaning tool ever invented...and it's free...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014



So, yeah...I had a completely different post in mind for today but as I was cleaning my living room chairs yesterday I stumbled upon the greatest upholstery cleaning tool ever invented and I had to share it with you guys right away. I call it..."A Wet Sock". Dun dun duuunnnn....

I do not jest you guys! Have you guys ever tried this technique? If you have, you are a genius! This works so FABULOUS, AMAZING, WONDERFUL, AWESOME, FANTASTIC...I cannot express to you how much this has just changed my life. Why on earth have I never tried and/or figured this out before now? I mean really?!

There are 2 arm chairs in my living room. The chairs that my yorkie mutt and the cat both love to sleep on. Generally I have them covered with old towels, unless we have company, just to try and keep the pet hair factory out of commission...


Tres cute, no? The arms of the chairs obviously collect a whole bunch of hair but on Fridays I wash the towels and then of course the seat and the cushion always end up with hair all over them too while the towels are being washed! It is a NIGHTMARE trying to get the hair off of these chairs! I vacuum them twice a week and lint roll them daily. It never does a lick of good because in the next blink they seem to be covered in pet hair again.


Until NOW!!!! Enter....the hubbies lonely sock...






Here is what one of chairs looked like AFTER 5 minutes of vacuuming already...




See all those hairs? EWWWW. Don't judge me people, we have 4 animals...hair is unavoidable!


Somewhere, sometime in my life, my mom had taught me to use a wet rag to remove pet hair from upholstery, but I remember trying that and it did not work out so well. So when I remembered that tonight, I just grabbed the lonely, unmated sock and gave it a go again.

All I did was get it wet, ring it out a little and then put it on my hand like a glove.

I literally wiped this chair down for less than 1 minute and it was COMPLETELY HAIR FREE. No joke...



Are you seeing what I'm seeing? NO hairs...



Let me repeat...ZERO hairs on the chairs! Y'all do not know how excited this makes me. I am doing a little happy dance over here. This is the same chair from the pictures above...the same chair that I vacuumed BEFORE I used the wet sock...

Here is the sock after rubbing the chair down...



Please tell me I am not the only one to discover this magic so late in life? Holy moly I don't know how I ever lived with pets without knowing about this.

This was quicker than using the lint roller and I only needed to rub it down one time, instead of using sheet after sheet from the lint roller and still not getting all the hairs. Plus...this is FREE so I am going to save a small fortune by not needing lint rollers any longer.

You can't argue with free!



*Just a side note: this is a pretty thick, well made sock. That may or may not make a difference but just in case you plan to try this out know that I used a pretty hearty sock.


Thanks for lookin'! Let me know if this works for you or if you have any other upholstery cleaning tricks up your sleeve!
                                                                                                                  Love, Kris



4 comments:

  1. OK I'm going to have to try this. I have a medium haired cat that likes to sleep on the furniture (and she really does shed) and a lovely dog with short hair that I think is worse than the medium haired cat's hair... I vacuum daily and have blankets on my furniture to protect it...
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    1. I would be happy to share it! Thanks :) You definitely need to try the wet sock thing though, I am so serious it is the BEST thing I have ever used against pet hair. We've had dogs and cats my whole life and I have never seen anything grab the hair like this. So quick and easy too. It has saved me! lol - Kristine

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  2. We can do these works ourselves but the problem is there are some tricky part available we have to know. If we can do it ourselves perfectly then the carpet could be discolored and longevity could be affected so we have know first and then try it. Tile and Grout Cleaning Queen Geek let me know more.

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  3. Nobody gets dirty furniture like I do. I don't know how many times I've told my children to not eat or drink on the couch. They spill all their drinks on my furniture all the time. I agree that getting the upholstery cleaned sure can give you peace of mind. http://www.teddyclean.com.au/services_categories/specialised-cleaning

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