It’s always an exciting and satisfying feeling to bring home a new piece of furniture. Of course, furniture is also a significant investment, so it’s important for you to do whatever you can to protect it so it will remain in prime condition for many years to come.
Here are a few tips to help you ensure your furniture stays looking its best for as long as possible.
Read all instructions
While your furniture in Hilo, HI might not come with a manual, it will at the very least have a care label in a well-hidden, out-of-the-way location. Be sure to read the instructions printed on this label, because they will tell you exactly what you need to do to keep the furniture looking great. For upholstered furniture, for example, it may tell you the best way to wash or clean the upholstery.
If your furniture does not come with any sort of care label, you should make sure to ask the salesperson about any specific care instructions. There are some types of furniture that will require more care than others.
One of the first things that tends to happen with couches and chairs is that the cushions begin to lose their form, because people tend to sit in the same spots over and over again. You can prevent this by regularly rotating the cushions, which ensures that they will wear more evenly, slowing down signs of aging. For this reason, rotating mattresses is also ideal so you can avoid wearing them out too quickly.
Vacuuming the cushions can also help with reducing the signs of aging you see in your cushions. You should aim to do this once a week.
Keep furniture out of the sun
Keeping furniture out of the sun can help to avoid fading. Of course, this isn’t always possible, especially if you have a lot of natural light in your home. It can help to rotate or move the furniture frequently if the configuration of your room allows you to do so.
There are ways you can protect your furniture if sunlight exposure is inevitable. You can condition your leather furniture to slow down the cracking process. You can also tint your windows, or add a window film, which helps to prevent the sun’s ultraviolet rays from getting into your home and causing damage to your furnishings.
Keep your surfaces protected
Finally, you should be sure to keep all your surfaces in good condition as well. This is especially important for the tops of end tables, coffee tables and other tabletops. Use placemats, runners and glass coverings whenever possible to protect against food stains, damage and general usage. Dust them off regularly and polish wooden surfaces, and clean with mild soap and a damp cloth every now and then.
For more information about how you can keep your furniture in Hilo, HI looking like it’s brand new for many years to come, we encourage you to contact the team at Yamada Furniture with your questions today.
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