Okay, so seriously! Who thought it was a brilliant idea to have microfiber on dining room chairs? When I first saw them, I loved them and thought they couldn’t possibly be that hard to keep clean. I couldn’t have been more wrong. They are taller chairs so the kids touch the cushions to climb up on them and they always have something on their hands. The slightest bit of moisture gives them horrible water looking spots. They look terrible ALL THE TIME!
I have seen tutorials on how to clean microfiber, but when you use these chairs 3 times a day you really can’t spend that kind of time cleaning them! Microfiber on dining room chairs is about as bad as carpet in a dining room. A room that is used for eating should not require constant carpet cleaning or extensive chair cleaning.
I had to come up with a better way! So I tapped into my inner Greek and pulled out the trusty bottle of Windex (note: I have no affiliation with Windex, they have no idea who I am, but as much as I use this blue bottle they really should), and a scrub brush. Check out this cleaning system that I now have… you can add Windex and two of your other favorite cleaners from SC Johnson into one convenient spray bottle! Just twist it. 🙂
I keep the chairs wiped down throughout the day and then after dinner I do my cleaning. I spray each chair with Windex, not soak the chair mind you, just spray until the whole cushion has been spritzed. Then I take my scrub brush and brush out the spots. Then I brush the fiber all in one direction and tuck the chair back up under the table. They dry fairly quickly if you don’t soak them, so it doesn’t have to be at night. I just like to have my house clean before I go to bed and that includes the chairs!
Easy peasy and really only takes me a few extra minutes to get nice clean, good as new chairs. Sometimes I have to put a little extra Windex and elbow grease into a spot, but that’s not too hard, and it beats the alternative. I step back and admire my work and realize that I don’t hate the microfiber after all. I still don’t think it’s a great idea on a dining room chair, but an easy way to clean them like this, makes it a little more tolerable.