Category: Home Care

Purchasing new furniture can be a tough decision, there are lots of options available to choose from, and one of the things you may not even think of or take into consideration is how you are going to care for the furniture. Different furniture materials require a different level of care, to ensure that the piece lasts as long as possible.

One of the most popular types of furniture is the leather sofa. But before you finalize your purchase, it is important that you know how to properly care for your pieces. If you are going to make the investment into a good leather sofa, you want to ensure it is looking as good as new for as long as possible!

So, have a read on below at some of the best tips to care for your leather sofa:

No DIY Cleaning Combinations

When it comes to cleaning leather sofa, it is probably best to steer clear of your homemade cleaning concoctions; it is best to keep to targeted cleaning products made for leather. These types of homemade cleaning products can actually end up doing more harm than good, and what’s worse it could result in avoiding the warranty of your product.

If you see marks on your leather sofa, the best first step is to try getting the marks out with a bit of water. You don’t want to skip this first step as a lot of the time, the marks could come out with some water. It is also important to not use too much elbow grease. If the marks aren’t coming out with water, then you’ll have to find something a bit stronger, that is made specifically for cleaning leather products.

Cleaning Protected Leather Sofa

There is a difference between protected and unprotected leather sofa, so the cleaning process of these two different types should be different as well. When it comes to protected leather, it can actually withstand heavier use as well as stronger cleaning products.

Although, it is important that you steer clear of any cleaning products that contain alkalies or ammonia. These types of cleaning products can damage the furniture to a point that it can no longer be repaired. Other types of products that you should look to avoid include detergents, furniture polishes, saddle soap or any other abrasive materials.

Cleaning Unprotected Leather Sofa

Woman sitting in a leather sofa

When it comes to unprotected leather, you have to be a bit more careful that you don’t damage it. You should aim to start off with some less harsh options to see if that can fix the issue before moving on. You should start with something like a simple dusting with a clean dry cloth and vacuuming (with a brush attachment).

You could even try gently wiping the furniture with a cloth that is damp or using an approved leather cleaner. It is a good idea to get recommendations from the company you purchased the leather sofa from, as they would have a lot of suggestions on what works best on the type of leather sofa they sell. When cleaning it is also a good idea to test any products on a section of the furniture that isn’t highly visible, that way if there are issues you don’t have to stare at it all the time!

Cleaning Spills

Something like a couch is going to get a lot of use, and if you are eating or drinking on the couch, then there is an increased chance of spills. Any spills need to be cleaned as quickly as possible, to prevent the limited chance of damage. If you have a spill, you should lightly blot the section with a clean white cloth, then use a slightly damp cloth if needed.

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To maintain a certain standard of cleanliness in one’s bathroom is nothing short than a challenge for those with a long to-do list in both professional and personal aspect. I won’t lie to you. You’ll need a great amount of strength, will, time and perseverance to achieve an effect similar to that of all home interior magazines you like to read. However, it’s not impossible.

Cleaners Gidea Park advise that there a few tricks that you can use to achieve a better effect from all your cleaning efforts. They won’t take so much time and will have lasting impressions for all the time to come.

1] A perpetual problem that everyone has to deal with is the hard water deposit. No matter what you do, tap water in your shower is hard water and is responsible for the alkaline deposits that build up on your glass doors and shower walls. If you want to avoid having to scrub at these spots on a regular basis, then I suggest you prevent them from appearing. What you need is car wax in order to seal the pores, where the deposits take hold. It’s even cheaper than you think, because you need only to apply the wax twice a year.

2] Another thing that will help you to maintain your shower area clean and fresh is to clean all your glass doors and shower stalls. Grab a squeegee and wipe down all these areas to remove the fog and the water deposits, so that when the glass dries, it will be clear and smudge free. Also, there’ll be no chance for any deposits to form this way.

3] If your problem is the accumulation of soap scum, you need a preventive strategy, which will at the very least reduce it. The reason behind this problem lies within the brand of soap you are using as most of the brands rely on talc. Talc is one hard substance to remove and is the chief culprit of all the soap scum. What you should resort to, according to cleaners Gipsy Hill, is a simple change of the soap brand from brands to liquid or natural soap. Though I am sure that there will be some brands to utilize a no-talc formula.

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Have you ever wanted to finally clean your closet? To get rid of any unwanted and unnecessary clothes? This is the place which you always leave for last and at the end, you never have enough time to deal with it. Maybe, today is the day to finally roll up your sleeves and finish the task.

Cleaners London can’t really come to your house and start arranging your closet. What they can do, is to give you some useful instructions, which can help you deal with the task right now.

  1. Put all your clothing on your bed. When your closet is empty, start cleaning it. Soap water should be enough to clean it, but if it’s more contaminated than that, you should use a professional detergent.
  2. Start sorting your clothes in three baskets – to keep, to throw away and undetermined. Keep the clothes that you will really wear so they won’t just collect dust. Into the “throw away” basket, put all the clothes you don’t wear and donate or sell them. Go through the clothes in the “undetermined” basket and decide which to keep and which to remove. (don’t spare any clothes that you don’t need – give them to friends or to charity, sell them online or just throw them away – another option is to keep a few and use them for rags). If you choose to donate, I can sure you that you will feel really good, knowing that you did a good for someone.
  3. Now, when you have decided which clothes you will keep, make separate piles of the following clothes and put them onto shelves: T-shirts, shorts, jeans, sweaters, tank-tops. Hang up blazers, vests, jackets or anything that will wrinkle very easily. Put any socks, belts or undergarments in the dresser. If you always try to coordinate your outfit, you can help yourself in advance and organize your clothes by colour.
  4. Organize your shoes the same way as your clothes.
  5. Spray the closet with an air sanitizer. You can also use a nice laundry smell or some citrus smell.

Now, when your closet is completely cleaned, you can relax and reward yourself – you did an awesome job. You are now as good as a professionally trained cleaner from a cleaning London company.

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