We've had our couches for ten years. They're in pretty good shape all things considered. But, one of them has had a stain on the right seat cushion. It's not super noticeable--but I knew it was there. I think it's always made my husband wonder how long they would last. Today was our cleaning day. Every Friday, I pull out my checklist and the kids' lists for cleaning. I glanced at that spot when I was in the living room and wondered why I hadn't tried rubbing alcohol yet. So, I went to the bathroom to get it out. I grabbed a rag, squirted the liquid on the couch and began rubbing. I was shocked to turn over the rag and see that it really had picked the dirt up off of the couch.
I came back a little while later to check on it. It looks great! Yippee! It reminded me that there are a lot of ways to save money. One of the big ones is just making something last longer. I'm hopeful our couch will now last a lot longer and save us some money in the process!