Are you confused about cleaning vs. dusting?
Here are some guidelines that will help keep your furniture in top shape and make your investment last longer.

Wood furniture:

  • Use clean, dry, soft cloths or feather dusters to remove dust.
  • Do not expose to direct sunlight or excessive temperatures. Extreme changes in humidity can cause warping.
  • Do not use abrasives or harsh chemicals on wood furniture.
  • To remove food stains, messy or sticky spots, dip the cloth in detergent dissolved in water, wring the cloth nearly dry and wipe the area. Rinse dry with a clean, soft, dry cloth.

Upholstered furniture:

  • Avoid direct sunlight exposure. Discoloration of fabric is a natural result of normal use.
  • Cushions and pillows should be rotated on a weekly basis.
  • Upholstered products should be vacuumed weekly. This will calm your allergies or asthma by reducing dust mites.
  • Never use strong chemicals, protective agents or detergents.
  • Spills must be attended to immediately.

Metal Furniture:

  • Dust with a dry or slightly damp cloth or use a vacuum cleaner brush.
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners or harsh chemicals.
  • Do not expose to excessive humidity. 
  • If piece is soiled, wash with a damp cloth or sponge using mild detergent
  • Wipe dry with cloth to avoid water spots.


  • Vacuum mattress regularly.
  • Flip or rotate your mattress four times a year so that it wears evenly. It should be turned side to side and also top to toe.
  • Do not allow your mattress to get wet. Consider a mattress cover to protect the surface of your mattress.
  • Do not use dry cleaning products on your mattress.  This may cause damage to some of the material.
  • If your mattress becomes wet or soiled, blot any excess moisture using a soft cloth.
  • Clean any stains with a mild detergent and damp cloth.  
  • No jumping on the bed!
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