Woman’s ‘genius’ cleaning hack banishes bobbles from sofa in minutes

Is your sofa covered in bobbles?

It may be making your living room look more worn-in than you’d like.

But thankfully, there could be a simple and affordable way to fix the problem.

On Facebook’s Hinch Army Tips page, a woman said you can get rid of any loose stings by using an electric razor.

She told followers: “My fella walked in on me shaving our sofa tonight and genuinely thought I was having a mental breakdown.

“Googled how to get the bobbly bits of my sofa and decided to give it a go his face was priceless and my sofa looks good as new.”

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The woman accompanied the advice with before an after pictures of her couch.

In the first image, bobbles cover the furniture.

But after a few minutes work, the settee looks as good as new.

The post has since racked up 3,000 likes and 265 comments – and some responders branded the hack “genius”.

One Facebook user gushed: “That’s amazing! Great results”, while another said: “Omg this is genius”.

A third commenter remarked: “Omg I’m gonna have to try on ours. Thanks for sharing.”

Other DIY-ers said the tip had worked for them in the past.

One responded: “Done this the other day (with the boyfriends clippers) thought I was going to end up with no couch… it’s addictive.”

Another said: “My daughter does the same, her sofa looks brand new!”

And others recommended using disposable razors on clothing that has bobbles on it.

A Facebook user revealed: “I shave my jumpers with a disposable – no bobbles there.”

While a second remarked: “I do this when my clothing starts to go bobbly, although I use a hand razor. Saves so many clothes and it’s quick to do.”

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If you are thinking of trying the homely hack, be careful.

There is risk that you could scratch or damage your sofa, so do so at your own risk.

And always do a patch test on a hidden part of your sofa before going to town on the whole thing.

You should also avoid shaving your settee on a regular basis, as this could cause thinning.

One Facebook user warned: “Be careful not to do it too often or you will end up with a threadbare sofa.”

Another agreed: “I’ve done this to mine but my mother said you can’t do it too often as it will make holes. The material will thin out.”

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