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Furniture is a big investment for any homeowner. Unfortunately, it also absorbs more abuse than most other elements of your home. Even the highest-quality sofa or table can break down and become dingy over time. Many people take their furniture for granted, allowing it to endure the long-term effects of dust, dirt and the sun. Protecting your investment should be a top priority, which is why it’s important to understand what you can do to care for your furniture.

Although furniture repair usually calls for specialized attention from professionals, caring for it is a much easier job. By following a few simple pieces of advice, you can dramatically extend the lifespan of your upholstered, leather or hardwood pieces.

In most cases, all furniture maintenance requires is a little time, some diligence and the right tools. Keeping spills and crumbs away from your couch can do wonders for prolonging its like-new appearance, for example. Knowing which type of dusting spray works best for the kind of wood from which your coffee table is built could make a world of difference, as well.  

For more helpful tips to protect your furniture, look at the accompanying guide.
Author Bio: Bruce Tucker is the Vice President of Marketing for Sofas and Sectionals, a highly rated online furniture retailer. He has 12 years of experience in the industry and focuses on new designs in home furnishing.

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