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How to Make Your Furniture Last Longer

by Michelle West

Buying furniture can be a rather big but necessary expense. Even though you might not mind spending money on furniture for your home, you probably want to make sure that it will last for as long as possible so that you don't have to replace it anytime soon. Luckily, there are a few steps that you can take to make your furniture last longer. These are a few tips to try if you'd like to do so.

1. Buy Quality Furniture 

First of all, you should know that some furniture cannot be expected to last for more than a couple of years, no matter how hard you try to take good care of it. Furniture that is made from flimsy particleboard is only going to last for so long. Even though some people buy cheaper furniture in an effort to cut costs, you can actually save a lot of money in the long run by buying better quality furniture in the beginning. Buying high-quality furniture that is made from high-quality wood and other good materials can be worth the cost because the furniture can last for many years rather than needing to be replaced in just a year or two.

2. Follow Manufacturer's Care Instructions

Another thing that you should consider is how you take care of your furniture. Many people throw away the paperwork that comes with their new furniture without even looking at it, but this can be a big mistake. Different types of wood and upholstery have to be taken care of in different ways, and if you aren't careful, you could use the wrong cleaning solution or the wrong technique to clean your furniture. If you follow the manufacturer's care instructions, however, you can help ensure that you take care of your furniture in the best way possible.

3. Consider Repairs Instead of Replacement

Some people assume that once furniture starts to wear out, it has to be completely replaced. This is not always the case. When your furniture starts wearing out, consider having it refinished or reupholstered. In many cases, these fixes can be more affordable than replacing your furniture completely and can allow you to get several more years of life out of each piece.

As you can see, there are a few steps that you can take if you'd like to make your furniture last longer. Follow these tips, and you may find that you can hold on to your furniture pieces for many years.