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Simple Tips To Take Care Of Your Furniture

If you own a rattan sofa set but don’t know how to clean it, you are not doing yourself any favor. Not taking proper care of your furniture will cost you more money in the long run. But fret not, you will find all the easy tips on keeping your furniture clean and looking brand new.

Review the care label

First and foremost, you have to carefully review the care label. Every furniture comes with a care label that teaches the user about all the ways to take care of the furniture. This information is vital because each care label is very specific to the material that the furniture was made. Upon purchasing, your furniture is at its best state and the care label will teach you how to keep it that way. If you can’t find the care label, feel free to contact the manufacturer or browse through their website.

Keep your furniture away from the sun

Regardless of the material that your furniture is made of, you have to keep it away from the scorching heat of the sun. Much like our skin, the furniture will also be affected negatively when exposed under the sun for a really long time. The fabric may fade eventually, and the colors will change as well. There are a lot of ways to keep the sun away. You can use curtains or window films. You can also invest in furniture coats and paints for further protection.

Be careful with spillage

Furnitures are often used as tabletops and in this scenario, spillage is very common. Water is a big enemy for common furniture materials such as wood, iron and more. Thus, it is very important to protect your furniture from liquid spillage. To do this, you can always make use of tablecloths, placemats and other coverings. This will not only protect the furniture from spillage but also from food stains, scratches and kids playing with crayon or paint. If a spillage happens, there are also a lot of ways to deal with the situation. But you know what they say, prevention is better than cure.

Clean and polish your furniture from time to time

Last but definitely not the least, regularly clean and polish your furniture. By simply wiping at with a clean cloth and polishing it every six months will already go a long way. This will make its surface shiny and spot free. This will also allow you to check if there are scratches and tears that should be dealt with. There are specific products specialized for each furniture material so you have to be mindful of those.

Clean after your pets

We love our pets and we all don’t have the heart to tell them not to go into the couch when all they want is to nap. What we can do is to clean up after they every time they leave some fur on the couch or get bite marks on other furniture. Just be mindful of what they are doing or you can also train them not to play with your prized furniture.

Jaime
Jaime London is a writer, contributor, editor and a photographer. He started his career as an editorial assistant in a publishing company in Chicago in 2009.