How to Choose Furniture When You Live with a Cat

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As everyone who lives with a cat knows, it can be difficult (if not impossible) to keep furniture fur-free and unmarked by kitty claws. We love our companions but we’d also love for furniture to last longer before it starts to look like a hairy pincushion.

5 Items You Forget About While Spring Cleaning

Time for spring cleaning! Here are some items around the house that you might be forgetting to clean.

Do you feel that? No, not the warmer temperatures, birdsong and brighter sunlight. We’re talking about the itchy feeling that forewarns the annual ritual of throwing everything on the front lawn and deep cleaning the house. It’s time for spring cleaning!

There are many articles offering advice and tips on deep cleaning during this time of year, but we assume you have a system down by now. Instead, we curated a list of five places and items around the house that are easy to miss or maybe this will be the first time they are cleaned. Keep reading to learn which spots you might be missing while spring cleaning!

How to Clean Your Area Rug (No Matter the Material!)

Area Rug Cleaning Tips for Every Material

Vacuuming or shaking out an area rug is probably a pretty easy chore on your cleaning list. It feels pretty good to see all the dust float off or get sucked up in the vacuum. However, that’s not necessarily enough to get your rug really clean. Area rugs experience some of the most wear and tear of any piece in a home between pets, kids, foot traffic, dirt, snow and even sunshine.

We’ve mapped out the best ways to scrub down your rug based on the material it’s made of and put together a list of tips for spot cleaning common stains. Before you do any kind of clean, check the rug’s care instructions. If it is dry-clean only, take it to a professional!

Cleaning Tips Your Upholstery Wishes You’d Follow

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How clean is your couch? As one of the most-used pieces in your home, your beloved seat is collecting hair, dust, oils, and grime every time someone pops a squat. Gross, right?

Before you go wild vacuuming your cushions (which you should do monthly anyway), consider doing a deep clean. Below, we share upholstery cleaning tips to revive any soiled seats in your home. Follow these pointers once or twice per year to keep your upholstered furniture looking vibrant and fresh.

Infographic: Know Your Wood Types

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Wood furniture can transform any room in your home. Its warmth, clarity and richness can either take center stage, like a beautiful dining room table, or play a supporting role, like a nightstand in the bedroom, or a set of end tables in the living room.

When it comes to wood furniture, there are as many wood types as there are furniture design styles. We’ve highlighted eight of our favorite types of wood in these handy infographics.