How to Remove Period Stains from the Couch

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Hey there, sis! As a fellow woman, I know firsthand how messy periods can be. 

One of the worst things is getting a period stain on your couch. It can be embarrassing and frustrating, but don’t worry! 

In this article, I’ll walk you through how to remove period stains from your couch and share some tips for keeping your couch clean.

Let’s get started!

Period Stains on Couches 

Period stains happen when menstrual blood gets on your couch. They can be tough to remove because couches are made up of layers of fabric and padding. 

If you don’t treat the stain right away, it can become set in and harder to remove. But don’t panic! 

There are things you can do to prevent period stains, like using a menstrual cup or tampon or putting a towel or protective cover on your couch.

Removing Period Stains from Couches

If you do get a period stain on your couch, here are some methods you can try:

  1. Baking Soda and Vinegar: Mix together equal parts baking soda and vinegar to create a paste. Apply the paste to the stain and let it sit for 30 minutes. Rinse with cold water and blot dry.
  2. Hydrogen Peroxide: Apply hydrogen peroxide directly to the stain and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with cold water and blot dry.
  3. Stain Remover: You can also use a commercial stain remover specifically designed for removing blood stains. Be sure to follow the instructions on the package carefully.

When using any cleaning solution on your couch, always test it on a small, inconspicuous area first to make sure it doesn’t cause any discoloration or damage. 

Additionally, be careful not to rub the stain too vigorously as this can spread the stain and damage the fabric. Always use a gentle blotting motion instead. 

If the stain is particularly stubborn or you’re unsure about how to remove it, consider seeking professional cleaning help.

When to Seek Professional Help

While the methods outlined in this article can be effective for removing most period stains, there may be some instances where you’ll need to seek professional help.

If you’ve tried multiple methods and the stain still won’t come out, or if the stain is particularly large or set in, it may be time to call in the professionals. They have specialized equipment and cleaning solutions that can remove even the toughest stains without damaging your couch.

Additionally, if your couch is made from delicate or expensive fabrics, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and seek professional help. They’ll have the expertise to safely and effectively remove the stain without causing any damage.

Remember, the key to removing period stains from your couch is to act fast and use the right methods. If you’re unsure about how to proceed or if you’re not seeing results, don’t hesitate to seek professional help.

Tips for Maintaining a Clean Couch

Prevention is key when it comes to keeping your couch clean. Here are some tips to help:

  1. Use a Protective Cover: If you’re prone to spills or leaks, consider using a waterproof protective cover on your couch. You can remove and wash it as needed.
  2. Clean Spills Immediately: If you spill something on your couch, clean it up as soon as possible to prevent the stain from setting in.
  3. Vacuum Regularly: Regularly vacuuming your couch can help remove dirt and debris that can lead to stains.
  4. Avoid Eating on the Couch: Eating on the couch can lead to spills and stains. Try to eat at the kitchen table or a designated eating area to minimize the risk of staining your couch.
  5. Rotate Cushions Regularly: If your couch has removable cushions, be sure to rotate them regularly. This will help distribute the wear and tear evenly and prevent one area from becoming more susceptible to stains.


Don’t let period stains on your couch get you down! With these tips and tricks, you can remove the stain and keep your couch looking clean and fresh. 

Remember to always test cleaning solutions before using them on a larger stain, and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. You got this, sis!

Have you ever experienced getting your period unexpectedly while you’re out in public? I got you! Read Tips to Clean and Hide Period Stains When You Suddenly Have It in Public.  

Thanks for visiting my hubby’s blog.

-Mrs. Baking Soda

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