A good piece of leather furniture, if cared for properly, can last a lifetime. They look great in every home, and are very easy to take care of. The trick over time is to just watch what you do around them to avoid scratches and tears. But there are also a few things you need to do on a regular basis to keep them looking great year after year.
-Dust And Vacuum Weekly
Letting dust accumulate over time can dull the appearance. And of course, every couch is going to accumulate crud here and there from food and other things, so vacuum between and under the cushions weekly to avoid scratching.
-Clean Spills Immediately
If you spill something on your furniture, clean it immediately with a dry or damp cloth. Blot instead of wipe to remove as much as possible, and let air dry. If you let the spill sit and stain, it will be much more difficult to remove. Try to avoid using any soap or excessive water, as that can dull the overall appearance.
Keep Leather Furniture Away From The Fireplace And Windows
Heat from fire or the sun will cause the leather to dry and crack over time, and there is no fixing that. Arrange the room so that the furniture is at a reasonable distance from the fireplace or window.
-Use Leather Conditioner
Leather conditioner will keep the leather flexible, soft, and keep that nice overall appearance. However, do NOT use more than 1-2 times per year. Overusing conditioner will have adverse effects and your furniture will lose its great appearance.
For more great information on your leather furniture, check out Better Homes and Gardens Facts and Care Tips!
As a full-time working mom, I found this comic to be especially hilarious. My kids are still very young, but mornings can be pretty hectic to say the least!
(And of course, dad’s can appreciate this as well!)
How Your Kids Can Wake Up at 4:45 a.m. and Yet You’re STILL Late Getting Out the Door
For more great comics and other things to chuckle at, check them out at nickmom.com
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We have had such a great week so far, and I wanted to share with you just a few comments from our clients who went out of their way to let us know what they think!
“Just wanted to let you know how glad I am that Sara’s back! She does such a good job, it’s like she reads my mind ” – Talia
“Totally great that you are so accommodating! Thank you so much.” – Angela
“Very pleased with everything!” – Rhonda
A topic I like to bring up more often than most is safety in your home. Two of the most frequently asked questions we get from people when they call is “Are you insured and bonded?” and “Do you run background checks?” You would be surprised to know that although those are our most frequent questions, we don’t get asked that as much as you might think. Bringing someone into your home to clean is a far more intimate service than most. A person comes in and touches almost everything that isn’t hidden in a drawer or cabinet.
So why would you want someone so personal in your life to be untrustworthy? If they break something in your home or use a bad product and damage your surfaces, you need to know that those things are covered so you won’t be left in the dust. And it’s good to know that someone potentially dangerous with a criminal background isn’t coming into your home on a regular basis.
So if you’re already asking these questions when inquiring about a cleaning service, good for you! We make a point to tell each of our prospective clients that we guarantee these things even if they don’t ask, so that even if they don’t go through us, maybe they will know to ask the next person.