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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How to Organize your Garage

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a renter or homeowner in possession of a garage must be in want of garage organizing tips and garage storage ideas—or so we’d imagine Jane Austen would tell us if she were alive today. The fact of the matter is a little less flowery—your garage needs help. It doesn’t matter whether you have a cozy one-car garage or a truly outrageous amount of space; if you have a garage of any size, there’s a very good chance you could use a few tips on how to organize your garage.

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.

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How to Declutter Before a Move

How to declutter before a move, from Homemakers Furniture

So you just bought your new house. Congratulations! Now what?

We think your next step is decluttering. Everywhere. As that shudder shoots down your spine, hear us out: It’s the best way to take stock both of what you have and what you may need for your new home. It’ll also help you get organized and get a head start on cleaning your apartment. You want that deposit back, don’t you?

Decluttering before a move may seem like a daunting task, but we’re here for you! We’ve put together some helpful tips on how to declutter and get organized so you’re ready for the big move.

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Stop Neglecting Your Leather With These Care Tips

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Are you a leather lover?

Do you enjoy lounging like Sherlock in a handsome Chesterfield chair Or are you more of a Mad Men mod stylist, embracing the mixed materials and clean lines of mid-century, ergonomic chairs?

No matter your style preference, there are plenty of reasons to invest in leather furniture. And when we say invest, we mean serious commitment! This isn’t your one-year gym membership.

When properly cared for, leather furniture can become an heirloom that lasts longer than fabric upholstery. Yes, the price tag is up there. But, when you figure in the years a sophisticated leather sectional lasts, it often has a better lifetime value.