4 Common Upholstery Cleaning Myths

Just like the myth that you can get warts from toads or that brown-colored eggs are somehow healthier for you than white ones, some myths need to be debunked. The same is true when it comes to cleaning upholstery! Common upholstery problems include textile distortion, cellulose browning, and color bleeding or fading, and when it comes to these common issues …

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6 Quick Ways to Remove Pet Hair in Your Home

We’ve previously addressed the common concern of homeowners and pet lovers alike: how to get pet stains and odors our of fabric and carpet. But another common problem also plagues pet-friendly families, and that’s the issue of pet hair. Pet fur can wind up any and everywhere, and in places you wouldn’t even expect. Vacuuming is great, especially if you …

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How to Clean Carpet Using Enzymes

Cleaning is a part of most households’ daily routine to some degree. A utility room, cleaning cabinet, or under-the-sink spot for cleaning supplies can usually be found in most living spaces. Most average households have a small collection of commercial cleaning products, and these are fine for everyday cleaning. Sometimes, you’ll need more specific products for truly thorough cleaning. This …

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How to Prevent Water Damage this Winter

While maybe not according to the calendar, it sure feels like winter’s arrived! With all the great things that winter brings to our homes and families, one thing is certain: winter water damage can be the worst. Here are precautions your family can take in insuring that your house doesn’t fall victim. Inspect Your Roof & Gutters. No one wants …

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Pros & Cons of Bamboo Flooring

Here on the blog, we’ve discussed the pros and cons of vinyl, laminate, engineered hardwood, and carpet flooring options. One we haven’t talked about is bamboo flooring…until now! According to Cleanfax, the global sales of bamboo flooring in 2016 was at $1.13 billion. Yes, billion. It’s a growing choice among home owners, buyers, and builders. So what are the reasons …

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Winter Care for Outdoor Furniture

We often think of winterizing our lawns and homes, but rarely do we consider winterizing our furniture. While most people know that outdoor furniture is not made for every season under the sun. Some may not always know how to properly winterize their outdoor furniture – especially if you have limited space! And just because a patio or deck is …

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How to Reupholster a Dining Chair without Sewing

Do-It-Yourself projects are still trendy, but beyond that, they’re an age-old way of saving money by using what you already have. Furniture is one of the easiest things to update when it comes to taking on a DIY project, with many people painting old wooden pieces to give them a new look. But if you’re moving beyond painting and into …

12 Furniture Trends for 2019

It’s true that trends come and go, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider them when picking out new furniture for your space! Here are the fabulous furniture trends coming up next year. Velvet. Yes, velvet’s comeback is spilling over from fashion into furniture, particularly for sofa, pillows, and accent chairs. Choose a bold color like violet, cobalt, mustard, emerald, …

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How to Prevent & Repair Water Damage to Laminate Flooring

Who doesn’t love laminate flooring? We sure do! It looks great, is easy to clean, difficult to scratch, and won’t break the bank. It’s a versatile flooring option, and its popularity grows more each day. However, there is one small problem when it comes to water: if it’s exposed to too much water for too long, the boards will almost …