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There is no clear limit of the useful life of a mattress. Industry experts suggest that mattresses should be replaced every 5 to 10 years, but an investigation of mattresses' durability done by Consumer Reports found that 8-year old mattresses still kept their shape and...


Remove bloodstains from a mattress by sponging with a cool solution of water and liquid dishwashing detergent, blotting with a clean towel to absorb the stain and rinsing by sponging with cool water and blotting to remove the detergent. If any stain remains, try blottin...


To clean a couch, mix the chemicals, brush away dirt with a bristled brush and clean the fabric with a steam cleaner. Use an upholstery vacuum to remove dirt before cleaning the sofa.


To remove urine from a mattress, simply blot it up using a towel, then apply baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to eliminate the urine smell and stain, respectively. Two clean towels and an empty spray bottle are also needed. You need a day to complete this process.


The couch was invented by Jay Wellingdon Couch in 1895, although the sofa was invented earlier. The earliest image of a sofa can be seen on the engraving "Woman of Quality on a Canape" in 1686.


To remove urine from a mattress, absorb the liquid before applying a cleaning solution and baking soda. Allow the baking soda to sit for several hours to absorb the odors before vacuuming it off the mattress.


To replace sagging couch cushions, re-stuff the original fabric with fresh foam batting or sew a new set of covers based on the dimensions of the original cushions. In some cases, it is the couch itself rather than the cushions that cause the sofa to sag. Slipping a she...