To make your own upholstery shampoo, pour 2 cups of warm water into a mixing bowl, add some liquid dishwashing soap, and mix everything using an electric mixer. Beat the mixture at medium speed to create a lot of foam; use the foam to clean upholstered furniture immediately. This mixture works best for food, drink stains and general dirt from everyday use.
To make a homemade berry stain remover for upholstery, mix 1 tablespoon of white vinegar with 2/3 cup of rubbing alcohol, and use a white cloth to blot the solution onto the stain. Once there is no more dirt left on the fabric you are cleaning, remove the cleaner using a new cloth and some cold water. After that, blot the area to dry it out.
To make some upholstery cleaning paste, pour 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of cornstarch into a small bowl, and mix the powders together until they are combined. Add small amounts of water to the mixture until a thick paste is created. This upholstery cleaner is best for treating small stains or for when you don't want to get the furniture too wet. Coat the stain with the paste, leave it to dry for about 30 minutes, and use a brush to remove the remaining cleaner off the fabric. Use a vacuum cleaner to collect all the crumbs or flakes.