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How to maintain your home’s cushions and upholstery

September 2, 2016 / britta

You would think that buying an expensive piece or set of furniture would be enough to enable your living room, kitchen and other spaces of the house to look up-to-date and stylish. Unfortunately, it isn’t. You will need to have a regular routine in place to keep your couches, sofas as well as cushions clean, fresh and elegant, in order to continuously provide that glorious, picture perfect setting in every room.

Many people tend to just let their cushions and upholstery get dirty, lumpy and ragged looking. The fabric gets wrinkled and grimy when there are pets and children running freely around the house. One minute the living room couch looks streamlined and classy, the next, it’s a disaster zone with the cushions looking crooked and the upholsteries looking unkempt.

Everyone knows that nice and classy furniture is expensive. Especially if you had it custom made with a good, really nice fabric. Therefore, it’s imperative that you include the maintenance of your home’s cushions and upholstery in your daily cleaning routine.

#1 Maintaining the shape and cleanliness of your cushions

Your seat cushions, especially on the sofa or sectionals, can lose their shape and become crooked and lumpy over time. That is why you have to constantly flip and fluff these individually at least every two weeks or so. Flipping regularly will ensure that your cushions are always even and are going to maintain their shape. Inevitable wearing will also be evenly distributed among the seats so there won’t be any deformity in time.

Fluffing your cushions and pillow cases will keep their shape and fluffiness. The soft materials used for them can start going flat and deformed over time. Punching, fluffing, patting and even banging these cushions will revive the materials so they get perky and firm.

#2 Know how to clean your upholstered furniture

Upholstered furniture needs permanent upkeep to make sure that it doesn’t lose its charm and style for years to come. Here are simple tips on how to clean your upholstery!
• At least once every week, lightly brush or vacuum your upholstery’s fabric to remove dirt. This prevents dirt from seeping into the fabric, making it easier to clean and less dingy looking over time.
• Clean and deodorise your upholstery regularly. Make sure that your cleanser doesn’t contain harsh chemicals that could easily ruin the fabric or make the fabric’s colour fade.
• Do not scrub harshly when cleaning out stains and dirt from upholstery. Let the furniture dry completely naturally as well by directing a fan onto it or opening the windows.

To protect your upholstered furniture from children and pets, you can choose to cover them to avoid permanent stains. You can also get professional cleaners to wash and dry your cushions and upholstered furniture at least twice a year to really get that thorough clean. After all, you have invested so much into these furnishings, it’s just right that you protect and maintain them.

RPC Cleaners offer the services of their professional and highly trained cleaners to take care of all your home cleaning routines. Contact them on +44 20 8994 4778!


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