We all love leather upholstery because of its durability and easy cleaning especially when children are around.  However, just as it is durable and easy to clean, it requires a different care to maintain its durability and good condition.  Moms Buzz got these wonderful leather upholstery care tips from Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook, which we find very useful for the busy mom.

How to Care for Your Leather Upholstery – 10 Useful Tips

  1. Keep it at least 2 feet away from heating vents and radiators, which will dry leather out.
  2. Protect the upholstery from the sun, that is, windows or skylights, which will cause fading.
  3. Dust weekly with a dry microfiber cloth or the dust-brush tool attachment on your vacuum.
  4. To keep wrinkles to a minimum, turn and fluff cushions weekly.
  5. Never use soaps, detergents, dusting sprays, furniture polish, solvents or oils.
  6. Blot spills immediately with a soft, dry white cloth.
  7. To remove a stain, blot with a white cloth dampened with lukewarm water. Do not rub. Allow air-dry (never hasten the process with a hair-dryer).
  8. For stubborn stains such as ink, call a professional leather upholstery cleaner.
  9. Every 3 to 6 months, depending upon use, clean with commercial leather cleaner, such as Leather Master.
  10. Never place newspapers or magazines on the upholstery; inks may bleed onto the leather causing permanent damage. (Would have never thought of this one!)


– The Moms Buzz


About The Author

My real job in life is raising my 3 kids and having a nice, healthy and active family life. Along the way, I realized that motherhood didn’t come with a manual and frequently asked questions so I had to learn my way through with the help and advice of other mothers and that is how I decided to start a blog about tips for busy moms, The Moms Buzz, a lifestyle blog about only the buzz that matters. Modern moms are busy busy, and whatever tips make our lives easier we are ready to try them, we don’t have the time to read and read lengthy advices, but we can certainly read 1-2-3-SOLVED. Adriana is also the founder of ModaPreviewInternational.com and an established fashion/portrait photographer.

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    With a 3yr old boy around the house, you never what will happen around your home. Liquid spills whether it be water, juice, milk, chocolate is a frequent occurrence inside our home. Some of it find its way on our leather sofa. It is certainly nice to know that there is a way to clean it on my own without damaging the fabric.


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