Usage and upkeep will keep the lifespan of furniture. Who would want an old tattered furniture, anyway? We want good furniture at home. It completes our home and gives us comfort. To make them last, we need to take good care of them. Upkeep of furniture starts with proper cleaning techniques and the use of proper cleaning products.
Observing proper furniture-cleaning techniques will certainly make them last longer. I have listed 8 tips to keep your modern furniture looking new.
Correct Cleaning Furniture Procedures
- Regular Dusting
Dust the furniture regularly to prevent dust from accumulating. This will also prevent early deterioration of the furniture.
- Eliminate Spills
Do not let spills stand for even 15 seconds. Take care of it immediately. To remove spills, get a clean cloth and place it on top of the spill. Do not rub the spill just let the cloth absorb it. Wipe it with a dry clean cloth once the liquid is completely absorbed. Wiping any spills on your modern couch or table will prevent the material from damage.
Avoid eating in the living room. If it is not possible, minimize eating in the room. Even the most careful can spill a drink.
- Limit Sun Exposure
Overexposure to sunlight is not only harmful to a person’s skin. It is also bad for furniture. For furniture to get a bit of sunlight and air, open the windows during the day. However, avoid placing furniture on that side of the window where sunlight comes in too strong to prevent fading. Move furniture frequently if this is unavoidable. Add a window film to prevent the harmful rays of the sun from damaging your furniture. Conditioning leather modern sofas will prevent them from cracking.
- Regulate Indoor Temperature
Avoid placing furniture near the radiator or air conditioning unit. Make sure to regulate the temperature in the room.
5. Learn how to Deal with Extreme Weather Conditions
This refers to outdoor furniture. Windy, hot, and cold temperature can damage your furniture. Use slipcovers if the weather is too hot. Cover outdoor furniture or better yet keep them indoors.
6. Flip Cushions and Mattresses
Sitting on the same spot on your modern couch will make it loose their form. This is the same with your mattress. Flip the cushions every two weeks and…
…the mattress when changing linens to prevent them from sagging.
7. Vacuum Upholstered Sofas and Cushions
Vacuum modern leather couch, including fabric-upholstered sofas, and cushions weekly to prevent dust from seeping inside. Vacuuming them will help slow down aging, too. When vacuuming modern couches, use the attachment exclusive for reaching corners. Always use the soft brush attachment.
8. Prevent Marks and Rough Spots
Avoid placing hot items like a cup of tea or moist glasses on tables to prevent marks. Pair your cup with a saucer and your glass with a coaster. Placemats, table runners, tablecloths are great for protecting table surfaces from marks, general usage, and stains.
Move furniture carefully to prevent rough spots. Make sure there are enough number of people to move heavy furniture. Do not put sharp objects on the surface whether wood or upholstery.
9. Read the Care Instructions.
All modern furniture has a care label. This is for you to read so you will know how to take care of the item correctly. Every furniture has specific care instructions depending on the material used and construction. If you cannot find any label, read the manual or ask the furniture store where you bought it from or the manufacturer itself. The care instructions also include the cleaning products to use.
Furniture needs tender loving care. Proper cleaning methods and products will keep your modern furniture looking new. Remember every item has a certain life span, but if you follow the above tips, you will enjoy them longer than you think.