Written by Sara Khan | October 15, 2021
Everyone knows how quickly your sofa in the house can get messy, especially when the kids are running around and friends and relatives are visiting regularly.
For many families, cleaning the house is not a big deal and many people are used to using something and then putting it back. For others, the process is not so easy. In fact, the idea of having to put things away can make some people uncomfortable. The good thing is that it doesn’t have to be an ordeal. Take the time to discover some of the benefits that a tidy home can offer you.
Vacuuming and cleaning are easy, but it takes time and energy. However, some furniture is more difficult to clean than others, such as the sofa and chairs.
Sofas are large and bulky. To clean them properly, you need to remove the cushions from the seats, vacuum every inch, and remove any crumbs and other particles that have accumulated in the corners and edges.
Upholstery should be cleaned regularly to prevent unseen hazards from getting trapped in the fabric. After all, the more you allow dust, fallen hair, crumbs, and anything else that can stick to fabrics to accumulate on sofas and chairs, the more you create a perfect breeding ground for microscopic pests like dust mites.
A great way to keep dirt from getting into your fabric sofas and chairs is to cover them with plaids. Not only do they beautify your upholstery, but they also trap most dust and dirt. They also absorb a lot of sweat from people who spend a lot of time on them.
If a removable throw gets dirty or water spills on it, it’s not a big deal because it can easily be cleaned in a washing machine.
Also, try to keep your furniture away from windows so that the colors of the fabrics don’t fade in direct sunlight.
For leather furniture, you can purchase protective products that make cleaning easier. Vacuum first, then wipe with a damp cloth. Make sure the leather is not too wet, otherwise water spots will appear.
If you don’t have the time or energy to clean your sofa, you can of course hire a professional upholstery cleaner. These sofa cleaners are trained in the use of modern upholstery cleaning equipment and have the expertise to safely clean any type of material.
There are many tips for maintaining teak furniture outdoors, but what about teak furniture indoors? Do you have a cleaning schedule?
While teak furniture is durable and can withstand years of use and abuse, a good spring cleaning will keep it looking beautiful for years to come.
Many people who have teak furniture in their homes bought it because they thought they could have beautiful furniture that did not require much maintenance. Unlike other tables that require regular oiling, cleaning, and maintenance, teak furniture can literally be left for months or even years and will remain as durable as it was when you bought it.
So you might think there’s no reason to give teak furniture a spring cleaning. If teak has withstood the elements for centuries, why shouldn’t it last the entire time in your home?
The truth is, it will. You can ignore your teak furniture and leave it as is, but you will find that teak left to its own devices will change its appearance slightly over time. The wood will darken over the years. If the wood was orange-brown, to begin with, it will take on a darker hue over time.
If you want to stop these changes and keep your teak furniture looking good from day one, you should clean and oil it every year.
The first thing to do is to thoroughly clean your lounge teak furniture. Even if you dust your teak furniture regularly, it doesn’t mean that dust, dirt, and other contaminants haven’t seeped into the cracks in the wood. This is especially important if you have tables in your home where food is eaten. Small food crumbs can get stuck in the gaps between the wood pieces that make up the table. These food particles break down over time and can damage the wood.
Start by removing dust and debris from the furniture by wiping it down with warm soapy water. Next, look for particles stuck between the wood pieces and remove them.
Now you can decide whether you want your teak furniture to change color or to keep its orange-brown shade. The original color will be preserved if you re-oil it after cleaning. Teak has a high content of natural oils. If you re-coat it after cleaning and drying, you are giving it extra support that will keep it looking new for years.
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