The sofa that’s in your living is likely a centerpiece of life in your home. Whether you love to plop down on it after a long day at work, enjoy popcorn and a movie, or just a snuggle session with your loved ones, there’s no denying it’s one of the most important and oft-used space in the entire house for most of us. That’s why it can often take a beating and end up looking worse for wear. There are a lot of simple things you can do to keep your sofa looking brand new so that you can truly enjoy it for years to come.
Vacuum It As Much As Possible
We understand that vacuuming up every single day can sound very tedious, but trust us, it truly makes a massive difference. If every day really sounds impossible, you can try to do it every other day, but doing this will ensure that your couch will never get to a point that it’s absolutely disgusting. Vacuuming it every other day will only take a few minutes and will save you hours later.
Treat & Protect The Fabric
A great way to keep your couch in great condition is to treat the material that it is made with. For fabric sofas, you can use a spray that’s intended for protecting fabric and will likely also make it waterproof, helping you avoid stains and mold. For leather couches, you’ll need a leather conditioner. You can treat it twice a year to keep your sofa in top shape.
Lint Roll Away Pet Hairs
If you have a fur baby, you probably love to spend time on the couch with them, because of course you do. However, you’ll know that this snuggle time usually means that the sofa clings onto their hairs, which can be really hard to clean off. Use a lint roller to roll away those hard to capture hairs easily, and if you do this every day, you’ll be able to manage it.
Time To Fluff The Cushions
Even if you clean your couch regularly, you might have been overlooking the cushions. Take a look at them and see if you’ve been neglecting to fluff your cushions. If they seem flat and drab, you can fluff them up, and if this doesn’t help, you might consider replacing the cushion inserts so that they look new again. This can make a night and day difference in making your couch look disheveled or brand new.
Use A Slipcover
If you find that your couch is constantly being beat up, you might think about getting a slipcover for it. This is a great way to keep your couch in top condition, since you can always remove the slipcover, throw it in the washing machine, and replace it so it can look super clean and new. You can also change up the color once in a while to feel like you actually have a brand new couch!