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4 Ways to Maintain Your Sectional Sofa

I’m sitting here at home on my sectional sofa and started wondering about how you can maintain and keep your sofa in good condition. After clicking around the internet for a while, I’ve come to find out that there’s a lot of little things you can do to prevent much of the wear-and-tear of your beloved furniture and keep it looking nice for years to come.

Pull the Sofa Out from the Wall

One of the easiest things you can do to maintain your sectional sofa is pull it out at least 2 inches away from the wall to avoid rubbing the fabric on the back of the sofa against your wall. By doing this, you will also save the paint from rubbing off your wall and save you from having to repaint it in the future. It would be best to have two or more people moving the couch out from the corner of the room because these large pieces of furniture can be quite heavy and straining. Remember to lift with your legs and keep your back straight. Don’t drop it on your toes either!

Turn the Cushions

Everybody has their favorite places on the couch meaning some cushions will wear out and sag quicker than others. An easy way to prevent this problem, if you haven’t already bought  one, is to choose a sofa with removable seat cushions and turn them over or switch them around every few months. Many sectional sofas come with their cushiony seats already attached which means that once it starts sagging, there’s not much you can do about it. Washing your cushions can also help bring your sofa back to life and its original fluffiness and comfort.

Avoid Sunlight and Pollutants

Another way to maintain your sectional sofa is to keep it out of direct sunlight for extended periods of time. Sunlight can cause your sofa to fade and even fray especially with silk and other delicate fabrics. Pollutants, fumes, and smoke can also do harm to your fabric. Having airflow through your home, whether it be opening up some windows or keeping the fan on, can help preserve your fabric. This will also help with odor control since upholstered furniture tends to absorb unwanted odors. 

Repel Cats with Citrus Scent

For all the cat owners out there, we know that cats are notorious for scratching up your furniture. We have a solution for keeping your new sectional sofa from becoming the new scratching post. Mix equal parts water and apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle and apply it to the spots your cat is damaging. Cats don’t like the citrus-based scent. Another idea you can try is mixing water with lemon juice and essential oils which can provide a more pleasant scented solution.


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