I'm a cleaning expert and there's one place in your living room that you're probably forgetting to clean | The Sun

YOU MIGHT think that your living room is sparkling clean and it might even look it.

But there's one area that you're probably forgetting to clean, and even if you think you clean it regularly it's still filthy.

If behind your sofa is filthy – you're not alone.

In fact, according to Tapi.co.uk it's probably the dirtiest place out of everywhere in your home.

They explained: "Despite being the dirtiest area with over 10,000 RLU (relative light units) units, interestingly, a quarter of Brits in our survey say they clean behind their sofa every week.

“Our sofas are one of the most used items in our home, and with the drinking, eating and general relaxing, comes a lot of mess.

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“You should aim to properly hoover your entire sofa once a week, including the back, arms, skirt and cushions. 

“If the cushions are removable, take them off and vacuum the fabric underneath."

According to the pros we should all be cleaning behind our sofas every two weeks at least.

They explained: "You should move your sofa away from its original position and hoover the space thoroughly, or sweep and mop if your sofa is on hard floors.”

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Luckily, there are loads of effective ways you can clean your sofa to make sure it stays cleaner for longer.

Baking soda is perfect for fabric sofas and will help neutralise smells.

Leather sofas are generally easier to clean, but it's still importnat to make sure you use the right products to ensure you don't damage the fabric.

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