Any of you who are thinking of buying any Moroccan leather poufs will probably find these tips on how to clean and maintain them useful. After all, it will ensure that your Moroccan poufs look good and last long in your home.
Air Them Out
When they first arrive, the smell of leather may be a bit overwhelming as these Moroccan poufs are usually made out of camel or goat skin. You do not have to panic and please don’t spray them with any air freshener. What you can do is to air them out for a few days. Avoid placing them in a dark or damp room. The odor should be gone in a few days after airing it.
How To Wash Them?
Since they are mostly used for placing your feet as a foot stool or even as a seat, you may need to wash them once in a while. If the Moroccan poufs in your house happen to be light colored, then it will look very obvious when they get dirty or stained. What you could do is to first dust them off with a feather duster if they appear to be dusty. But the again, some of the dust particles could be trapped in between the folds of the leather or after quite extensive use, the leather will look dirty. You will need to use a leather cleaner to clean the leather carefully. Make sure you read the instructions that come with the leather cleaner first. However, if your poufs are made from cloth, then you could use a carpet cleaner. Again, read the instructions first. Make sure that the cleaners you use are bleach free as you do not want to bleach your beautiful Moroccan leather poufs!
Vacuum The Bottom
Since dust tends to accumulate at the bottom of your furniture, it would be good for you to vacuum the bottom of the Moroccan poufs. Also a reminder that after washing the leather with leather cleaner, make sure that you clean off the leather properly and dry it with a dry towel. You do not want to leave the leather dripping wet with water. Once they are dry, apply a wax leather on them as this will help to maintain the leather longer plus give it a nice shiny and clean look.
These are just some of the simple steps that anyone could take note of when planning to clean their Moroccan leather poufs. With proper care, cleaning and maintenance, they will definitely last long.
Amelia Warmheart is an avid traveler but a lousy cook. When not traveling or recovering from jet lag, she shares some simple tips to clean and maintain your Moroccan leather poufs. She advises home owners to read the cleaning instructions before using any cleaner on their Moroccan poufs.