A very common question that gets asked is "Is it safe for me to remove mold off furniture myself?"
Depending on the piece of furniture, it can be. However, you must follow certain instructions to ensure that you are safe and the furniture does not get ruined.
If the furniture is made of wood or plywood than you can try to remove the mold yourself.
ie) Tables, chairs, desks, dressers , etc.
If the furniture is fabric then it becomes more difficult. The mold spores embed themselves deep into the fabric and make it almost impossible to get rid of in entirely. The smell may never be removed, and often times it is recommended to just dispose of the piece.
ie) fabric couches, cushions, matresses, etc
A common place you may find mold, especially in storage rooms in the basement, is on clothes or shoes. Because we store these items in a cool, damp place, it gives mold prime location to grow. These items can be cleaned by throwing it in a washer/dryer, washing it by hand.
Below is a great article that goes into more detail about how to clean mold off furniture and which pre-cautionary methods you should take.