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4 Tips to Make Your Furniture Last Longer

The cost of materials is at an all-time high. This ultimately increases the price of the furniture you purchase at the store. To ensure you’re not buying new furniture every couple of years, you must take care of the items you own. We’ve gathered a few tips and tricks that can help extend the life of your furniture.

 

Avoid Sunlight

No matter the material of your furniture, it’s important to avoid placing it in direct sunlight as much as possible. Too much sunlight can cause fading, cracking, even melting. Although natural lighting is a great look in any home, make sure it’s not causing damage to your ottomans, couches, chairs and other furniture items! Keep this in mind when deciding where to place your furniture.

 

Clean Often

Cleaning often can result in a longer life for your furniture. Vacuuming and using a furniture conditioner and cleaner are wonderful ways to keep your items in good shape. Whether you have leather, velvet, wood, or any other material, it’s important to keep it clean.

Cleaning furniture

 

No Pets Allowed!

Although we love our pets, our furniture doesn’t. We know it’s tempting to allow your pets on your furniture, but it may not sound as appealing after they scratch your leather couch or stain your new linen chair. Pets’ claws and nails can cause deep holes and scratches in a variety of materials and fabrics.

Dog on furniture

 

Flip Those Cushions

On a couch, loveseat, chair, barstool or anything with cushions, it’s good practice to flip your cushions every so often. This will help keep your furniture from looking lumpy and worn out. In offices and businesses, it’s extra important to rotate your cushions because of the large amounts of people who use your furniture daily.

 

How Surface Repair Service Can Help

If you’re reading this and your furniture is already ripped or torn, don’t worry, we can help! We handle everything from repairing small rips and tears to complete rebuilds and recovery. Our technicians will work with you and complete the job on-site. Request an estimate online here.