Cleaning midcentury furniture doesn’t have to call for special tools or products. Revive your furnishings with items you already have laying around the house and get your home right back to its full mid mod self.

Ring Marks

It’s inevitable. Despite setting out coasters donning festive starbursts someone put a glass down on your beloved Lane coffee table and there is a condensation ring to prove it. The solution? One tablespoon of baking soda mixed with one teaspoon of water. Gently rub the mixture over the ring in a circular motion until it disappears. Be careful not to use too much water and don’t let the mixture soak into the wood surface without being worked in.

Flattened Carpets

Is the rug under your dining room table looking a little worse for the wear? Freshen up your rugs by sprinkling baking soda over the entire surface. Make sure that your vacuum has a fresh bag or filter, then give the rug a through vacuum. Not only will it remove odors, it will revive tired fibers.

Furniture Indentations

You moved the sofa to make way for the Christmas tree, but now you’re stuck with divots in your carpet. Fluff them back up by vacuuming, then place an ice cube in each divot. Once the ice cube has melted and the carpet is wet, gently tug and fluff the carpet fibers back into place.

Dull Wood

Your well-meaning aunt wiped down the table with glass cleaner and your end table saw more dishes and spills than ever before. So how do you bring back the luster of midcentury woodgrain? Cut up an old t-shirt and wipe down your dull wood furnishings with Old English furniture polish—making sure to work with the wood grain.

With just a little elbow grease your mid mod home and furnishings will be ready to welcome in the new year!