Leather furniture is a great addition to your Miami-based house, but as summer draws near, part of the general cleaning and airing out of the house should be caring for your leather chairs and furnishings. Summer is fun, don’t get us wrong, and with the great Miami weather we are used to seeing, it is glorious, but the climate means that your leather may dry up and start to crack, which is something none of us want to see. But who needs to spend buckets of money on expensive leather upholstery cleaners? Here is a great recipe for a homemade leather upholstery cleaner that does the job perfectly.

What do I need to make the homemade leather upholstery cleaner?

First of all, you need to make sure that you have all the ingredients in your house. Don’t worry – if you are missing anything, we’ll just wait right here while you pop out to the local Miami or Fort Lauderdale convenience store and pick up what you are missing. So here’s the list: • Paper towels • 1/4 cup vinegar • 1/4 cup olive oil

Of course you’ll need a small bowl to mix that all up in.

What to do before I apply the homemade leather upholstery cleaner?

It’s simple! You start off by vacuuming all the leather furniture that you want to clean. This gets rid of the larger bits and pieces of dirt, grime and so on, that have fallen down the sides or back of the leather furniture. Then, you gently wipe down all the leather parts with a damp paper towel (that’s the first item on the list, remember?). Once you finish doing this, you’re ready to start cleaning your leather furniture using the homemade leather upholstery cleaner.

Apply the homemade leather upholstery cleaner

Start off by mixing the vinegar and olive oil in a small container – a plastic cup or glass will do. Stir it up thoroughly, although you won’t be able to really mix the two together. You’re using the vinegar as it helps clean the leather furniture in your Miami house, whereas the oil helps to condition the furniture and remove stains.

Before you wipe down the entire furniture, always check a small hidden corner first. Dip a paper towel into the mix, and test it by rubbing the small area gently. If it looks OK, continue working in a circular motion until you have covered the entire furniture. Don’t forget to give it one more rub down with a dry paper towel when you are done!