How to Keep Your New Sofa Looking Fresh

So you’ve rented a couch from Buddy’s Home Furniture and it was love at first site. Your sofa or sectional completes the living room and invites the family to gather and relax. You’ll want to keep your rent to own couch in great condition for a long time to come. With a few maintenance tips and tricks, you can make your couch seem brand new for years on end!

Something to note: these tips are meant to be useful for the majority of couches but you should always take the type of fabric into account. If cleaning your sofa with any type of liquid including cleaning solutions or water, test it out first on an inconspicuous spot of the fabric to ensure there will be no bad reaction.

The two biggest signs of wear your rent to own couch will show are sagging and stains. Here are 5 tips to help you avoid both:

1. Add cushion support
When you first get your rent to own sofa, remove the cushions and measure the space underneath. Cut a piece of plywood to fit and place in the couch with the cushions on top. It won’t compromise comfort but will prevent the cushions from sagging and you from sinking into it.

2. Remove and clean cushion covers
For sofa cushions with removable covers, regularly remove the covers and wash in cold water with a gentle detergent.

3. Flip and rearrange cushions
Once a week, flip each cushion over and if possible, rearrange them. This helps each cushion receive equal wear. Since people tend to have a favorite spot to sit in, cushions can start to sag faster than others.

4. Vacuum in the crevices
Even when your couch seems spotless on the surface, there’s usually crumbs and lint hiding in the crevices. To keep your rent to own sofa fresh and the fabric unsoiled, use the attachments on your vacuum to regularly clean the deep spots of your couch.

5. Don’t expose the fabric to direct sunlight
Direct sunlight can fade the fabric on your couch. If there’s a window nearby, close the blinds or curtains during the day when you’re not there. This will keep the colors in your sofa looking vibrant.

Buddy’s Home Furnishings is proud to offer our customers high quality, affordable rent to own furniture. We want it to stay just as comfortable and attractive as the day you brought it home. For more tips and tricks, head to your local Buddy’s showroom today.