If you’ve invested a lot of money in your furniture, chances are you will be hoping and praying that it lasts you for a good many years. Unfortunately, things rarely go right, and there are so many risks to furniture that most people will have to replace theirs after just a few short years. If you want to buck the trend, check out these top tricks to make your furniture last longer:
Pet Stain Remover
If your upholstery has been marked with a stubborn stain that, no matter how much you scrub it, it just won’t budge, instead of using standard cleaning products, purchase a miracle pet stain removal product called ‘Nature’s Miracle’ and rub it into your stain with a clean, wet cloth. Before too long, you’ll find that the stain is no more.
Become Pals with Boot Polish
Boot polish might be great at getting rid of scuff marks on your shoes, but did you know that it is also great at getting rid of dents and scuffs in wooden furniture? Simply use a foam brush to apply polish to the affected area, dry with a hairdryer and witness the miracle that is flawless furniture.
Covered in Crayons?
If your walls or painted furniture surfaces are covered with crayon marks, you won’t have to throw them out or redecorate, just invest a few dollars in a Magic Eraser, or some baking soda, and watch those mini-masterpieces vanish into thin air.
Call in the Exterminators
If you notice the tell-tale signs of termites or woodworm, if you act quickly and call in your local termite and pest control services, you should be able to salvage your furniture and avoid having to replace it anytime soon.
Whether it’s an antique sideboard or a favorite bookshelf that’s looking a little worse for wear, you can give it a new lease of life by very carefully sanding it down and either painting or re-varnishing it to your taste.
Shield from the Sun
If your furniture is wooden, it is never a good idea to put it in a place where it will directly catch the sun. The harsh rays can, over time fade the furniture making it look less than its best. Of course, if having it in a sunny area is unavoidable, you can use the re-varnishing tip above to get it looking good again, so all is not lost.
Clean and Polish
Cleaning and polishing furniture is vital if you want it to look as good in a decade as it does now. Standard furniture polish works great on wood, as does olive oil, which will brighten up the drabbest drawers. If your furniture has silver or brass handles, you need to choose a polish made specifically for the material if you want to avoid taking off the patina and making it look even worse.
If your furniture is very old or delicate, you should probably wash it with nothing more than a damp cloth, to ensure you don’t do it any damage.
What are your top tips for keeping furniture in tip-top condition?