Maintain Your Furniture And Save A Fortune

By: Sarika Kabra
Getting saddened by the elderly look your furniture has started givingrecently and don’t know what to do? Well, you could take the simple(and expensive) way out by walking into the nearest furniture store andgetting the latest stuff. Or you could save that hard earned money fora holiday by following these simple tips.Regular maintenance is the best possible way of keeping you furniturein good shape. Daily dusting and cleaning is an absolute must. If youare the working types and cannot afford a daily cleaning, make sure youspend some part of your weekend cleaning up your place. When going fora long holiday, do not forget to cover all your major furniture itemswith sheets to keep out the dust. Remember it is easier to remove dustthat has just settled, as compared to long settled one, which wouldinvariably seep deep into the pores of your sofa cloth. While you maysatisfy yourself by using a good quality vacuum, the fact of the matterremains that the dust mites that have gone deep into the furnishingsare never removed other than by a full scale washing or dry cleaningoperation. It is best, however, not to let that stage come, byfollowing regular maintenance procedures that take just a few minutes aday.

Think what that corrosive coffee stain would do to your in a few days time, if not immediately wiped off.Follow a yearly schedule of something more than plain dusting. A dab ofpolish or paint, depending on the nature of furniture you are using,would do it a world of good. All it needs is a bit of spirit polish andsome varnish along with a rag to rub it on your dining room chairs andmake them look as good as new. Varnish is useful if you are usingwooden furniture, and some acrylic paint will make your metal furnituregleam. Though you can easily do it at home, getting it painted by aprofessional will give it a better finish. Most wrought iron furnitureis painted with a special kind of powdered coating that may not bepossible to replicate at home. On the plus side, this coating makes thepaint last longer than other methods of finish, and you may be able tofollow a maintenance routine that is biennial or even triennial innature.Use your ingenuity to re-convert some of your old furniture intosomething entirely different. Rather than throwing away the cabinet youno longer feel the need for, remove the doors and convert it into asmart looking dining room hutch. Use some of the vast varieties of sunmica available in the market to cover the original finish and give itan entirely new look. Add a cushion to the back of your dining roomchairs to change it’s shape entirely. can be modified by removing the wooden top and replacing it with asmart new glass one to give it a classy and modern look. Just lookaround and see for yourself, and many more ideas are bound to strikeyou as well.A is a good idea to protect your table from the vagaries of daily usage.If you find it too expensive, use a table cloth to keep your tablecovered and protect it from much of the abuse it has to undergo on adaily basis. Though not as smart and effective as the former, it isamazing how much this little piece of cloth can do to keep it safe fromspills and hot boils.Here’s to a new looking furniture at your home and a fantastic holiday from the money you saved!

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