Your home is a reflection of your life, you make your memories there, raise your kids, play with your pets and host family get togethers. Homes are meant to be lived in, not just looked at, unless you are in the Parade of Homes. You know your home is meant to be lived in, and will look as such, but how do you keep your furniture looking as new as possible, while using it all the time? We’ve got expert level advice to help you do just that.
1. Purchase a Slipcover
One way to keep your furniture looking new is by investing in a good furniture slipcover. Slipcovers come in many styles and they are so easy to use. You simply place the slipcover over your furniture as a protective barrier against dirt, grime and more. When it reaches the level of dirtiness you can’t handle, you slip it off, throw it into the wash and then re-cover your furniture. It’s easy to put on, take off, keep clean, and it won’t break the bank.
2. Stay on Top of Professional Maintenance
If a slipcover isn’t an option for you, you can help your furniture maintain it’s condition by scheduling regular upholstery cleanings with a professional cleaner. Every 3-6 months schedule your appointment with TruRinse and we can help you to keep your furniture in tip top shape. If you’re worried about spills or stains that are inevitable between cleanings, you can purchase our TruRinse Solution Spotter Bottle to help with spot cleaning those unexpected (but anticipated) spots.
3. Create Zones
We’re all guilty of eating on the couch, letting the dog sneak onto it for a nap, and being too slow to snatch up your toddler before he jumps on the couch with his muddy rain boots. Messes happen, and are oftentimes unavoidable. Establishing zones within your home can be a helpful tool in keeping the mess where the mess belongs.
Create zones that work for your family, such as removing shoes outside of the front door before coming in and only eating at the kitchen table. If you do decide to enjoy dinner and a movie, lay an easily washable blanket or towel on the floor and have the children sit there to avoid any spills on the carpet or the couch.
To include your furry friends in your zoning, get them a designated dog bed to rest in next to the couch. If your pet refuses to use a dog bed, use a blanket that can cover the couch, and invite them up to sit. This will limit the amount of dirt and animal hair that is transferred to your furniture. When we clean usually we can tell where your pets usually sit because they have oil on their body just like we do.
4. Arts and Crafts are Kept Away From the Furniture
Arts and crafts are a favorite pastime for parents and children alike. Regardless of the mess you enjoy catering to the little artists that are growing in your home. To limit the spread of paint, slime and markers ensure that your little ones hands are cleaned before they run off to the next exciting activity. All arts and crafts done in a designated area that is easy to clean can help you to keep it contained.
Pro tip: If you don’t want to find it around your house for the next several years, regardless of how much you clean, avoid glitter crafts. Also, create rules around silly putty and slime so that way you won’t need to replace your whole couch or carpet.
5. Get Yourself the TruRinse Solution Spotter Bottle
Let’s get real, even if you do everything that we’ve talked about, sometimes our furniture still gets dirty. Messes are inevitable. Here at TruRinse we know these moments are simply unavoidable, so we created our TruRinse Solution Spotter Bottle to help you keep a handle on the unexpected messes in your life. Safe for pets, children, and all of your cleaning needs, it’s a solution so clear and so natural you can’t even tell the bottle is full.
Using some of the tips we’ve given you will help you keep your furniture looking better and lasting longer so that you can enjoy more time with your children, worry less about the mess, and focus on what really matters to you. At TruRinse we take care of the cleaning, so you can get back to living your life with the freedom to not worry about the rest. It’s as easy as 1,2,3 to book your appointment and you can get started online or by giving us a call at 801-226-6827.