Protecting your New Furniture from your Little Ones

November 26th, 2014 Paul Dekker

So you just got new furniture. It’s beautiful and comfortable and it fits perfectly in your living room, kitchen, or bedroom – wherever it’s going. However, there’s one concern that hasn’t left your mind – how am I going to protect this furniture from damage so I can enjoy it for years to come? Here are a few measures you can take to keep your furniture good as new – especially if you have children.


Let’s start in the living room. One of the main problems when it comes to living room furniture are food stains. Dark colored juices can create irremovable stains, while crumbs from sandwiches and crackers get stuck in between cushions and can create grease spots. One suggestion is to not allow eating on the new couch set. Drinking clear liquids is fine, but keeping messy children with sticky fingers and lots of crumbs off of new furniture is the key.


In the kitchen, you will want to keep crafts away from your new table and chairs. Scissors can accidentally cause scratches and dings in a brand new tabletop that are expensive to repair. Glue sticks paper to the table and transfers the paper dye from paper to table. Keep in mind that wooden tables can more easily be damaged that metal or plastic. However, plastic can melt and be scratched.


For fabric pieces of furniture, a product like Scotchgard can be used as another line of defense against damage. Using this type of preparation can protect against stains without any risks to children or pets. Tablecloths, place-mats and seat covers are also a way to protect your kitchen furniture. Protecting your furniture from the messes and damages of children can help the pieces last longer for you family to enjoy for years.

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