There’s no better feeling than bringing home a new piece of furniture, placing it in the perfect spot, and admiring how it looks with the rest of your belongings. As with any new item you bring into your home, you want to do everything you can to keep your new sofa, dining room table, or dresser looking its very best for as long as possible. In part one of this two-part series, we will give you a few tips that will help you care for your furniture and keep it looking new!

When searching for new furniture, most people make it their mission to find high-quality pieces that can stand the test of time without going over their budget. At Russell’s of Waterford, we offer the quality home furnishings you’re looking for at a reasonable price. Not sure where to start? Visit our furniture showroom to discover a wide selection of home furnishings and helpful staff that can provide you with all of the information you need to find a piece that you will love!

Read the Care Instructions

Some furniture, usually couches and other upholstered pieces, comes with a tag that includes care instructions. If there are care instructions, take the time to read them carefully. Reading these instructions will help you learn more about the piece you have recently purchased and give you a better chance of keeping your new furniture looking its best. If you spill on your new couch or chair, make sure you check the care instructions before you start applying cleaners to make sure that you don’t make an even bigger mess.

Rotate Cushions

Humans are creatures of habit, whether it’s going through the same routine day after day, eating the same meals, or even sitting in the same spot on your couch. Over time, you may start to notice that one cushion on your couch, or even one side of your new mattress becomes a little softer than the rest. To prevent uneven wear, simply turn your mattress or rotate the position of the cushions on your couch. By doing so, you will ensure that each section gets the same amount of use, and you won’t have to worry about replacing your furniture as often.

Protect Surfaces

One of the easiest ways to ruin a new piece of furniture is to stain it. Unfortunately, stains are an inevitable part of daily living, whether you accidentally spill a drink on your new couch or you forget to put down a coaster on your wood table. While a small stain can be overlooked, there are a few things you can do to avoid any huge stains from ruining your new furniture. For example, if you have small children in your house who may accidentally spill things on the couch or table, take the necessary precautions such as using a heavy-duty tablecloth or creating a no food or drinks on the couch rule. You can also take the measure to place coasters on your coffee table and insist that your guests use them.

Visit Russell’s of Waterford

Looking for high-quality furniture that will look beautiful in your home? At Russell’s of Waterford, we have an extensive selection of quality home furnishings, and our staff is more than happy to provide you with expert advice to ensure that you are buying the right pieces for your home and budget. We can even help you figure out which furniture will look best in smaller or unusually shaped spaces! Browse our website to learn more about the brands we sell and our custom furniture services, and stop by our furniture showroom to view our amazing selection! In the meantime, be sure to keep an eye out for part two of our series to learn even more about caring for your furniture.

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