Dust can settle on upholstered furniture. It should be removed regularly, about once a month with vacuum cleaner attachments such as the upholstery nozzle and crevice tool. If you don't have a vacuum, a brush will do, however, it will also scatter dust around.
Use a range hood when cooking in order to reduce greasy soil in your home's air. Clean furnace filters to reduce soil in air.
Use arm and headrest covers to protect areas against early build-up of soil from skin and hair. If people who wear shorts will be sitting on furniture, cover with washable throws, sheets or pieces of terrycloth to protect from body soil.
Commercial upholstery shampoos work well and easy to use. However, if you prefer, you can use the following homemade preparation.
Tip: Keep upholstery as dry as possible when shampooing in order to prevent damage. For quick drying, open windows or turn on an electric fan, dehumidifier, or an air conditioner in the same room.
Follow the cleaning instructions on furniture labels!