Having a sofa in the living room is a must in every home. For one thing, it is sure to make watching TV more enjoyable than on any other type of seat. That’s why if you want more blissful years ahead with your sofa, here are a few tips to take into general consideration:
DON’T: Eat on the sofa
This will probably be the hardest rule to follow since most of us do this on a regular basis. Eating on the sofa leaves it prone to stains and loose food particles that may attract rats and cockroaches to nibble on the affected material. Choosing not to eat on the sofa is sure to reduce the chances of material damage, and it may even curb mindless eating while on the boob tube.
DON’T: Forget to clean your sofa every week
People tend to forget that sofas require cleaning every so often. To ensure its longetivity, clean your sofa every week using a vacuum cleaner and an industrial cleanser. Make sure, though, that your chemical cleaner works well with the fabric of your sofa, otherwise you might end up damaging it for good.
DO: Train your pets to respect the sofa
For those with pets, make sure that you train them to respect the sofa as a sacred space that they can’t nibble or scratch or eat on. Refrain from allowing them to sit on the sofa as well. Going through this precaution will save you the heartbreak of coming home one day to find your fine leather sofa in shreds..
DO: Handle with care
It’s a a simple rule that many neglect: remember to handle your sofa with care. This means keeping it off-limits to sharp objects like pens that may puncture or rip the sofa’s exterior. Make sure you keep your sofa safe from wet or hot materials.
DO: Use it for its purpose
Sofas are made so that people can sit or lie on them. As such, don’t place excessively heavy items on your sofas. You should also tell your kids to avoid bouncing on your sofas, both for their safety and for your sofa’s better well-being.