How to Choose Furniture When You Live with a Cat

furniture with cats at Homemakers Furniture

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!

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#HouseGoals: 3 Smart Changes Grown-up Homeowners Make

Big Homeowner Changes

You are constantly evolving as a homeowner. In fact, changes are a way of life. You may not have had kids or pets when you moved into your home or you may no longer like the bright yellow couch that (you thought) was super trendy 10 years ago. Maybe you’re tired of buying inexpensive furniture only to have to replace it every couple of years when it falls apart. But now your family may be growing or maybe you’re just tired of mismatched furniture. It’s time to graduate from new homeowner to a homeowner with an established style.