Cleaning Microfiber with Thieves Cleaner

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Cleaning microfiber with Thieves CleanerI have maybe mentioned a time or two that my stepsons stay with us for the summer. Sadly, they have left for this year and we won’t get to see them again until Thanksgiving. 🙁 It gets harder and harder to send them back every year.

Having two 6-year-old boys in the house adds a LOT of life and laughter, but it also adds a lot of dirt. A LOT of dirt. They take a bath every single night, and every single night I have to scrub a black ring out of my tub. Not to mention the worm catching, mud pie making, fingerprints, smudges, sand, dirt and who knows what else entered our house this summer.

Thank goodness for Thieves Cleaner! I give every surface in the house a quick wipe-down daily, and it immediately cuts through the worst dirt and grime. But one area I DIDN’T really count on getting dirty and having to clean were the microfiber seats on our dining room chairs. 

Now, my husband and I tend to either eat in the living room (I know, bad habit) or out on our deck, but the three kids have to sit at the table to try to contain the inevitable drips, crumbs,  and spills. Needless to say, by the end of the summer my chairs were looking ROUGH. 

I don’t really own any other microfiber furniture,  so I wasn’t really sure how to go about cleaning them. Or if the stains would come out anyway. So I turned to my old, faithful Thieves Cleaner.

I sprayed each seat so it was covered, but not soaked, and gave them a good scrub with a nylon-bristled scrub brush. Like the ones you use to clean out your tub. I scrubbed with the “grain” of the fabric, and surprisingly the stains almost instantly came out. I let each chair sit on my deck in the sun to dry for about 15 minutes, and voila!

 Here are the results:

chair before

chair afterI know by now I shouldn’t be surprised when essential oils work wonders, but wow! They look brand new!

I will take dirty chairs, floors, and bathtubs any day if it means having the boys here, but it is certainly nice to have a product that makes cleaning up so easy!

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Hi! I'm Melissa!

Melissa is a former hairstylist of 20 years who has a passion for living a simply creative life. She loves inspiring others to pick up a planner and get their lives organized, to clean out a closet and minimize their clutter, and to clean up their physical and mental space to lead their most fulfilled life. She is newly single, a mom, soon to be grandma and crazy dog lady who constantly rewatches The Office.



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