Sofa Care: A Promising Guideline
After days – or sometimes months – of ‘bottom testing’ sofas in multiple shops, you finally get the ideal sofa for your household. Partly excited and partly relieved, you then bring it home and set it up in the spot you want.
And now what comes after this? Well, that is making sure the homeware looks as good as it does on the first day you brought it home. Here we take a look at what you should do to take care of your expensive sofa.
The first thing you should know is how to brush your sofa. This is probably the most efficient way to keep your sofa looking great. It is a great way to ease creases caused by pressure, ensure the shading lasts longer and remove dust and debris such as cat fur. Brushing should be done at least once a week and the type of brush you should use depends on the material. For leather, a duster should be enough but for fabric a brush should do the trick. Always be gentle to avoid damaging the sofa. It is highly recommended that you subject the sofa to a vacuum on a monthly basis. Use the vacuum at the lowest mode and vacuum all corners of the sofa.
If your sofa has feather or fiber inside it, it is important that you plump them up every now and then. Before you get started, it can be physically tiring and if it is not something you want to be doing, then it is a good idea to stick to foam sofas.
Feather sofas are much more soft, but aside from the plumping, you will also need to turn them over every day to ensure they are at their best. It is also a bad idea if you have allergies. Fiber requires plumping and turning too while foam generally does not require as much attention as the other two.
If you are moving the sofa when you are shifting houses, remember to wrap each part in packing material. When moving the cushions, use moving boxes to ensure they are transported safely.
Your cushions need to be plumped up on a daily basis too. Punch the cushion and then let it fall to the floor – make sure the floor is clean. This sends air inside the cushions, which in return helps maintain the shape. Rotate them every now and then as this can reduce wearing on just one side as well reduce the chances of any fading occurring. On the same vein, consider moving your sofa away from direct sunlight. While it might make for great effect, prolonged exposure to the sun can cause fading of the sofa’s color. Keeping the sofa close to the radiator can also have adverse effect on it.
Once every year, you should subject the sofa to a complete wash. In most cases, the sofa will come with its own instructions on how they can be washed, but if that is not the case, then you should send them to a professional cleaner and have them washed.
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