Monthly Archives: March 2014

Tips for Spring Cleaning and Furniture 101

It’s official – Spring is here and I want to share some of my favorite tips and tricks…out with the old and in with the new!

Clean Things You Normally Don’t
Polish silver, wash windows, wipe down the lightbulbs in your lamps, wipe down the walls and polish your chandeliers.  Everything will gleam and glisten. Doing this will make you feel like you have accomplished something and your house will be renewed and freshened.
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Organize Closets
Get rid of unused clothes and accessories, and organize the rest by how you get dressed in the morning and by color.

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Polish Furniture and Leather
Furniture will last longer if you take care of it and after a long winter, leathers and woods need attention. Use a fine quality wood polish and moisturize your leather upholstery. It will add years!

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Buying Something New? Meg’s Furniture 101

Take a Peek Underneath
Well-made furniture should be corner blocked, screwed and glued. Your dining room chair will be a great example of this and it goes for sofas, too.

Just say NO to Linen
Linen is hard to keep clean. If you have children and animals, you should look for polyester blends. They are much easier to clean than an all-natural fabric.There are also services out there that will come to your home and stain seal your furniture.

Embrace Patterns
Use fabrics with a pattern because it will hide stains and bring dimension to your room while adding your own personality to the space. For people scared of prints, I recommend starting out with a pattern that feels safe –¬†something small like small diamonds.

Ask Questions 
All sofas and chairs should be made of solid hardwoods that have been kiln-dried, the seller should have these details. Also, the cushions should be wrapped in down to add a little fluff to the seat.

Buying a Sleeper Sofa?
Make sure the cushions have springs inside them! This helps from noticing you have a mattress hidden underneath because it gives the seat extra support.

HAPPY SPRING!
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