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Furniture Maintenance  

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Frugal and thrifty people make their furniture last as long as possible.  There are many ways to keep furniture looking good.  The most important thing for wood furniture is to keep it dry and keep it protected from water.

Water is any enemy to wood.  It will cause it to warp.  Do not put fish tanks or water features on wood unless you put something on top of the wood to protect it. 

If someone leaves a glass of water on your table, and it leaves a water ring, apply a paste of vegetable oil and salt.  Let it sit for a couple of hours, and then try rubbing it with a soft cloth.

The sun is an enemy to fabric.  The sun fades fabrics.  Protect your upholstery from the direct rays of the sun. 

Dust is another enemy to fabric.  Vacuum your upholstery with regularity.  For spot protection, you can spray upholstery fabric with Scotchguard. 


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Frugal footnotes:

Here are additional frugal tips to help you save money on furniture.


- If you can't afford well-made furniture, use patio furniture that can be repurposed when
you are done with it, or inexpensive used furniture that can be replaced.
- Be careful moving furniture.  Lift it up, and then set it down.  We had some movers
once who placed our sofa in the truck and then pushed it down to the front.
- Don't let children stand or jump on your furniture.
- Polish protects wood furniture.








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