How to Clean and Care for Your Furniture – Part 1

Keeping your furniture clean will not only make it look as good as new, but it will also increase the longevity of the material from which is made. Stains, spills and normal wear and tear can leave your upholstery furniture looking less than new and fresh. The question is, should you clean the furniture yourself or the easier way is to use professional upholstery cleaning services? Many companies provide professional upholstery cleaning, but fact is that there are many stains and spots that can be treated at home. When you have knowledge how to care and clean your furniture, it will keep the look that made you fall in love with, when you decided to buy this piece of furniture for your living space. With appropriate care, maintenance and upholstery cleaning, the chances that you will give the best look to your furniture for a long time are very high. It is not hard thing to do, but is necessary for your own good.

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Choose the Right Fabric – If you choose the right fabric for you furniture you will make your upholstery cleaning task much easier. When you are looking for furniture make sure you choose fabric that fits with your lifestyle and other upholstery furniture.

Protect Fabric – The best form to protect the fabric is early attention to spills. A lot of work is done in final manufactured process at the factory because the furniture is usually treated with water repellents and/or soil and also, may be used some form of mildew inhibitors too. Fabric protectors can be applied to your furniture in the store or at your home. While this solution can help you with care and maintenance by keeping spills from being absorbed directly into the fibers, it’s not alternative for efficient upholstery cleaning of dirty piece. Always clean up the stains or spills in a timely manner and follow professional instructions for proper care and upholstery cleaning.

Flip the Pillows – You can prolong your furniture’s life by regularly turning over the pillows. This easy method allows allocation of wear and tear so, your pillows would not develop indentations. You can keep pillows in shape by fluffing them after you have cleaned. From time to time change the pillows from one side to the other. Pillows from some seats are more used then others, so in that way you should change them more often.

Continue to Part 2…

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