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post #21 of 272

Yes, you can clean it with a rug doctor.  That or you could probably just scrub it down with a rag.  I've cleaned fabric couches many times, it works just fine.

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Originally Posted by Becky Wheeler View Post

Sorry for the subject change, but I need to ask about cleaning my couch. It's like a suede type material and we've had it almost 4 years(kids+beige suede=very visible stains!) A friend let us borrow her rug doctor. Would it be a bad idea to use the hose attachment on it?

post #22 of 272

Becky, I have a couch made out of that material. I've had it for 9 years. I regularly clean it with a wet soapy cloth and let it air dry. However, don't saturate it; I've found that can leave water marks. 

post #23 of 272

Becky is it real suede or a synthetic?  If the latter, I would imagine it would be fine.  I mean, would possible water discoloration be worse than the stains you have now?

post #24 of 272

I'm pretty sure it's synthetic. And I've tried regular rag cleaning. It doesn't work at all.

post #25 of 272

I guess it doesn't matter TOO much because we'll be getting a new couch with taxes next year.

post #26 of 272

I'm not sure if Craigslist is popular in your area, but you can often get great couches cheap or free from Craigslist here in OR.  Couches are a hard thing to sell, so people often give up and give them away.  I personally would never buy a new couch.  We have all leather furniture and I got my $4000 sectional for $350.  I just sold a different $900 leather couch for $150 because I needed it gone.  Just a thought.  PS, leather is the only thing that I will have with kids and pets.  It holds up a long time and wipes clean quickly.

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Originally Posted by Becky Wheeler View Post

I guess it doesn't matter TOO much because we'll be getting a new couch with taxes next year.

post #27 of 272
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Originally Posted by Abraisme View Post

I'm not sure if Craigslist is popular in your area, but you can often get great couches cheap or free from Craigslist here in OR.  Couches are a hard thing to sell, so people often give up and give them away.  I personally would never buy a new couch.  We have all leather furniture and I got my $4000 sectional for $350.  I just sold a different $900 leather couch for $150 because I needed it gone.  Just a thought.  PS, leather is the only thing that I will have with kids and pets.  It holds up a long time and wipes clean quickly.

YES! We want leather for this reason! Spills and hair, etc. Craigslist is pretty popular, but whenever I've looked up couches, they are either gross or expensive.

post #28 of 272

We have a microfiber sectional.  Its 5 years old and still looks new despite 2 dogs and 3 (used to be 5) kids.  I love it.

post #29 of 272

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post #30 of 272
Oh we will never let the kids eat on the couch! Or even in the living room. If you let kids wander around with food there WILL be a mess! It probably wont matter what kind kt couch you have then.
post #31 of 272
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Originally Posted by Abraisme View Post

I'm not sure if Craigslist is popular in your area, but you can often get great couches cheap or free from Craigslist here in OR.  Couches are a hard thing to sell, so people often give up and give them away.  I personally would never buy a new couch.  We have all leather furniture and I got my $4000 sectional for $350.  I just sold a different $900 leather couch for $150 because I needed it gone.  Just a thought.  PS, leather is the only thing that I will have with kids and pets.  It holds up a long time and wipes clean quickly.

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Originally Posted by Becky Wheeler View Post

I guess it doesn't matter TOO much because we'll be getting a new couch with taxes next year.


We bought a cheap leather couch on Craigslist for $100. thumb.gif

post #32 of 272

My kids eat on the couches, they wipe up easily with no issues. 

post #33 of 272
Yeah though we don't have nice furniture at all, we still have a eat in the kitchen only rule.
post #34 of 272

Conner's top two teeth are being complete a**holes!!! I wish they would stop giving him such a hard time. They're finally completely through, but they're still bothering him really bad. =(

 

He had a 101 fever today which is at the top of the "normal" scale for a teething fever, so I wonder if he's got an ear infection again? We'll find out tomorrow when we go to the doctor.

post #35 of 272

Yay! It was finally nice today! An end to feeling grouchy about the weather. I can finally be truly sympathetic to those of you going through heat waves. But really, I was wearing a sweater and slippers and a scarf INDOORS two days ago. Brrr!

 

Abra - my DD hated baths. By the time she could play in the big tub by herself, she was OK with them, but they were always short and she has NEVER liked having her hair washed. Or her body. What helped the most was being no pressure about the washing - only 1 out of 4 baths ever got any washing involved, and she didn't even have baths all that often. She'll wash hair with only a mild hurricane now, which is a big improvement. But yes, we've had 30-40 minute recovery times after baths. No fun. It did get better as she got older.

 

AFM - I'm hobbling along without crutches now. I can make it to the park and to the bus, so I'm on my way to being back to normal. I'm still going to get a golf-cart ride in the airport when we go next week. Wish me luck - it's an 11-hour journey! And Oren is doing well, no more wheezing. He learned how to make kissy noises today, which was adorable. And he's crawling!

 

Oh, and I've never purchased a couch - I have always gotten free Craigslist couches.We were hard on furniture before having kids. 

post #36 of 272
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My oldest hated water. We used to joke about past lives catching up with him. He took occasional showers and sponge baths until he was probably 3. He swims and bathes and showers now. We didn't make him bathe, just wiped him off.
post #37 of 272

Greta is officially army crawling... all over the place. She used to get pretty pissed off about it, but she's learning to like it now. She's realized that this means she can get into the kitchen. Yesterday, she also learned to go from laying down to sitting up all on her own! She is very proud of this new skill and was doing it over and over last night. She basically does the splits and pushes her upper body up. I have a feeling now that she's learning to enjoy being mobile, I'm really in for it. She is picking up new skills right and left!

post #38 of 272

I'm driving to Seattle to get B's head evaluated today.  I'm not excited :/  About the drive OR the appointment.

post #39 of 272

Good luck, Ash! I hope all goes well! thumb.gif

post #40 of 272

Good luck Ash!

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