Caring for Your Furniture

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It is an exciting day when the furniture truck arrives with your new sofa set or dining table and chairs. An arrangement of new furnishings can change the feel of your whole home and adds an air of excitement as the look of one or more rooms is drastically changed by the delivery. Though the novelty of caring for your new pieces may wear thin, a little maintenance goes a long way. Here are a few simple tips that can help make the process as straightforward as possible.

Protect From Sunlight

UV rays can wreak havoc with upholstery, so place furniture away from direct sunlight whenever possible. If you have no choice, or you just love your two oversized club chairs sitting in front of your picture window, you may want to look as the selection of solar roller shades new jersey has to offer.

Clean Regularly

Prevention is the name of the game when it comes to caring for upholstered pieces. Try to avoid letting people eat on the furniture or be prepared for the occasional stain or spill. Remove pet hair regularly and treat stains when they happen. Cleaning with the upholstery attachment of a carpet cleaner can help keep things clean. Vacuum regularly under the cushions and in crevices.

Repair and Damage

Encourage people to remove their shoes before putting their feet up, especially if there are buckles or sharp heels that may puncture the fabric. If a rip does occur or you see separations on seams and such, call an upholstery shop right away to fix the problem or if you are skilled with sewing, mend the problem before it has time to get worse.

To sum it up, the key to maintaining that delivery-day look of your furniture is threefold; preventive care, regular cleaning and immediate repairs. Make these things a priority and your furniture will have a longer, happier life.