- Rishita Chakroborty
How To Enhance The Life Of Your Furniture
Furniture is a part and partial of a home/workplace. In your home, you have numerous furniture pieces such as sofas, side tables, dining sets, chairs, central tables, beds, and study tables to facilitate you in your different works. The work could be sleeping, eating, or studying.
Whatever the furniture pieces you have, they are valuable for you and your home. With the right furniture items and their arrangement, you make your home look organized and beautiful. Changing a furniture piece can cost you a lot. So, most of you think of extending their life. Here are a few practical steps that could help you enhance the life of your furniture:
Coasters are a great tool to keep furniture pieces, especially side tables, dining tables, or center tables, clean. Apart from keeping them clean, wood coasters help you keep your furniture pieces safe from the effect of hot things placed on the same. To protect and extend your furniture’s life, place a wooden coaster on the side/center/dining table before keeping a cup of hot tea/coffee or other beverages.
Clean your furniture regularly
Do you want your furniture to have a cleaning look? If yes, you have to keep it clean. And when it comes to cleaning a table, chair, or sofa set, keep in mind each finish/material requires a specific cleaning method. Following the furniture care guide you would have will be beneficial for you. To comprehend it more clearly, take wooden furniture as an example. You should not use soapy water or simple water to clean the chairs, tables, dining sets, or beds made of wood. Using water can downgrade their lifespan.
For some furniture items, simple cleaning is not enough. Such pieces have dust & dirt in the mid/blank spaces where your hands or brushes can’t reach easily. And you know the layer of collected dust will increase that could lead your furniture to have physical damages or look dirty. To improve the life of your tables, beds, or chairs, you should get rid of the collected dirt & dust with the use of a vacuum cleaner. Through vacuum cleaning, you can get your sofa set and other items free from pet hairs and other debris.
Keep your furniture items away from direct sunlight
Allowing natural light to come inside your bedroom or dining hall is an appreciable work. However, the fabrics and wood/other materials used in your furniture pieces might not welcome natural light. The ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun damage upholstery furniture in the same way they do with your skin. So, you should try to keep your furniture pieces away from direct sunlight as far as possible. Further, make efforts to extend the protection layer with the use of curtains, blinds, windows, and shades that could block the sun’s UV rays.
Have leg protection
In the contemporary world, furniture items, especially beds are available with or without legs. The furniture pieces with legs have no direct contact with the surface. And hence, they have no contact with the water or any liquid that gets poured/splashed on the floor. No contact with any liquid means they won’t get damaged soon. As far as possible, try to have furniture pieces with legs in your home/office.
Repair your furniture items Like other things, your furniture pieces start having wear & tear other physical damages. You should repair the damage as soon as you notice it. Whether you do repairing work yourself or hire a professional, ensure the repair work is being done well. Keep each detail in mind during the execution of the furniture repair work. Keep your pets away from your furniture Many of you love sitting or sleeping with your pets if you have. You know letting your pets come on the sofa set or bed can harm it. Your pets have claws that could have sharp nails. These nails can cause wears & tears to your furniture pieces with fabrics. Further, your pets’ hair could get stuck to the fabrics of your bed sheet, sofa cover, etc. You must keep your pets away from your bed, sofa, etc. if you really want to use your furniture for a more extended period. Conclusion Your furniture is valuable for you. So, you need to take proper care of it. To extend the life of your furniture, you should use coasters, repair, clean, avoid direct contact with water/sunlight, and keep pets away. Further, you can use any other ideas that could help you in this regard.