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I saved my sofa! Let me tell you how. First, a little background.
When I moved into my apartment almost two years ago, I purchased a well-priced linen sofa and ottoman from World Market. Fast forward two years, this sofa has seen a lot of life, from daily dinners and extended weekend Netflix sessions. Well, with all that life, the sofa really began pilling in the last few months.
I tried pulling the beads and bumps off, then attempted to trim them off with scissors – all with no luck. I almost gave up and started looking for replacement sofas, but a sofa was definitely not in my budget plans. But no, I was determined not to get rid of my sofa just yet ( I’ve got a budget to stick to!) and sought out alternatives.
Additionally, as I am working on practicing minimalism and reducing waste, I feel that it is important to try to work with what I have, rather than running out to replace it with something new.
During my searches, I saw a few products for wool sweaters and decided, hey close enough!
The perfect solution
I decided on this $10 battery operated de-linter on Amazon and the results wowed me.
What took me about two hours, while catching up on the latest episode of the great British Bake-Off, shaved a year off my sofa – literally!
I loved the results so much, I just had to share how well it worked for me! De-fuzzing a sofa is the perfect way to extend the life of a sofa! Just look at the difference.
How it works
The battery-operated shaver comes in a handy size with a safeguard over the blades. All you have to do is hold the head flat on top of the fabric and slowly work it back and forth, keeping it flat at a 90-degree angle.
If your couch is as pilling as mine, it’ll take you a few passes over each section to completely get rid of the pills. Once you do go back and forth over a section, you’ll really see the difference!
After completing my sofa, it looks almost as good as brand new! So happy to have found this to save my sofa.