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After finally saving up enough money to use as a down payment, I decided that it was time to hit the market. I met with a lender, got pre-approved for a loan, and then started visiting different properties. However, I quickly realized that I didn't know as much about real estate as I would have hoped. I wanted to find a great neighborhood and know what to ask the professionals, but I could tell that I needed a little help. To point me in the right direction, I started working with a great real estate agent who was familiar with the area. This blog is all about educating the general public on real estate matters.


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The Ins and Outs of Upholstery Cleaning

by Nathan Olson

Owning beautiful furniture pieces in your home will require you to do your part in keeping them beautiful. Learning about cleaning your upholstery can set you on the right track and will allow you to protect the value that you have in each furniture piece. With this in mind, you can use the tips below to allow you to get all that you need out of these furniture pieces by maintaining the upholstery to the best of your ability. 

Grab Some Items to Periodically Clean and Maintain Your Upholstery

As the owner of furniture pieces, there are a few items that you need to get your hands on to keep your furniture dust-, stain-, and imperfection-free. For instance, you can get a quality duster for as little as $8, in addition to some furniture and upholstery soap for less than $7. You will also need to acquire an upholstery brush made with horse hair, which you can buy for approximately $9. There are pre-mist products that you can apply to your upholstery in order to remove stains as you please for about $10. Further, one of the core components you will need for do-it-yourself upholstery furniture cleaning is a quality rug cleaner, which you can buy for approximately $20. 

Become Familiar with Your Upholstery Cleaning Codes

Most furniture pieces come with cleaning codes, which will let you know what you need to do to clean the upholstery and get rid of tricky stains. For instance, the code may dictate that you should clean the stain and furniture piece using only water, while some will dictate that you get your hands on a variety of solvents. These codes will let you know the sensitivity of your furniture so that you can use the information to get your hands on the right cleaning products and methods for the job. 

Hire a Professional Upholstery-Cleaning Company

One of the best steps you can do is reach out to an upholstery-cleaning company that can get rid of any stains or imperfections. Check around throughout your community to make sure that you get the help of the best company for the job. This will allow you to shop for a great estimate on this work. On average, you can expect to pay between $126 and $162 for this type of professional service. Get a handful of estimates from professionals in your area to be absolutely sure. 

Keep these tips in mind to take great steps to cleaning your furniture.