07th Jan2013

4 Furniture Cleaning Tips

by Dinah Wulf
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4 Furniture Cleaning Tips

Did you know that a dirty kitchen and a grimy bathroom are the biggest turns-offs for prospective buyers? Rightmove has revealed that grubby kitchen units, mucky dishes in the sink, and filthy bathrooms are the most offensive factors that put people off from buying a property.

Even if you aren’t selling your home in the near too distant future, a dirty home is just wrong. It is important to keep on top of the housework to ensure you remain healthy and happy. We’re not delusional; we understand that certain pieces of furniture can gather dust overtime, such as the television and mirror.

However, by regularly undertaking a cleaning regime, you can ensure your house is spotless. Here are 4 cleaning tips to keep your home spic and span:


4 Furniture Cleaning Tips 1

The couch can often get dirty with food crumbs and loose change. Be careful when cleaning as not to tarnish the upholstery.

Use a small dusting brush to remove any visible dirt and vacuum the sofa, removing any loose cushions.

If you can, take the cushion covers off and wash them on a low cycle, at least twice a year.


4 Furniture Cleaning Tips 2

How you clean the chair will really depend on whether or not it is wood, or fabric. Fabric chairs can be vacuumed, and you can buy cleaning products that specialise in fabric stain protection.

With regards to a wooden chair, use a soft bristle brush to remove any loose dust and a damp cloth to clean the wood. Don’t forget to turn the chair upside down to clean underneath it. If it is really blemished, it may need staining/varnishing to make it look brand new.


4 Furniture Cleaning Tips 3

You can clean the bed by stripping the duvet and pillow covers, and washing the bed linen. Whilst the bedding is being washed, you can dust the bed frame and vacuum the mattress.

Metal bed frames don’t need much maintenance and can simply be wiped with a damp cloth. It is important to clean the bed to keep those bed bugs away!


4 Furniture Cleaning Tips 4

Keep your glass gleaming by using a window cleaning product and some dry, crumbled up newspaper to ensure it is streak-free. Alternatively, you can simply use one cup of vinegar with warm water- or baking soda.

If the mirror gets fogged up quickly, use a hairdryer to clean the glass. The dry heat will get rid of condensation rapidly, with zero streaks.

Follow these top tips to keep all your furniture pristine; so shiny that it is fit for the Queen’s royal standards!

This article was provided by AHF Furniture, a leading furniture and carpet chain in the UK that provides high quality furniture. The specialists have an unrivaled reputation for trust, integrity and excellent customer service.


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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, a creative blog promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, Real Simple Lifestyler, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Angie's List, Fix.com, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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2 Responses to “4 Furniture Cleaning Tips”

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  • Thank you for sharing wonderful and informative article that will help housewife like me who always cleans the house. It’s a great help and will definitely try this.

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