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papasan chair

Tips for Extending the Lifespan of Your Papasan Chair

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Most people are in agreement that the Papasan Chair is the ultimate chair if you are looking for style, comfort, and affordability. In many families, it is the single Papasan chair in the house that everyone fights for when it’s time for everyone to gather in the living room to watch TV or play games. That’s not really surprising since the Papasan chair does offer a different kind of comfort and relaxation that you cannot get from any other chair in the house. However, just like any other piece of furniture, you do have to take care of your Papasan…

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How to Fix a Smelly Carpet

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Does your house smell like a locker room or dirty sweat socks? Whether your whole house has smelly carpet or just a room or two, the odor can be overwhelming. Common carpet odors range from cat urine and smoke odors to mildew and that oh-so-pungent sweaty sock smell. Steam cleaning the carpets oftentimes makes the smell worse, especially if the water isn’t properly extracted during the process. In fact, your carpet may not have been overly smelly until after a water mishap. Wet carpets are generally smelly carpets. If you think about it, all the dirt, debris, spills, and pet…

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Carpet Cleaning Services

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When it comes to carpet cleaning for your home, you can either choose to do it yourself or hire a carpet cleaning company. Cleaning the carpet on your own can be a daunting task, especially if the carpet is too large and dirty. Furthermore, you might be too busy to even think about cleaning it yourself. This leaves you with the only one option- looking for carpet cleaning services. Using professional carpet cleaning services basically helps in keeping your carpet new and increases its durability. Below are some reasons why you should consider using professional carpet cleaning services. 1. It’s…

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leather furniture

5 Steps for Refurbishing an Old Leather Sofa

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Leather furniture is amazing. It looks superb and gathers a lot of attention, and it’s also very comfortable and enjoyable to use. Sadly, anyone who has owned a piece of leather furniture can tell you that no matter how hard you try to take care of it, the condition will degrade as it dries out and fades over time. Luckily, you don’t have to have it professionally restored for an exorbitant price. If you are willing to roll up your sleeves and do the work yourself, it really isn’t that hard to restore leather furniture yourself, and doing it will…

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Sheepskin Rug Cleaning

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Do you have that beloved sheepskin rug, which does not look the way it used to? In as little as a year, sheepskin rugs can start to look dingy and this is certainly something that no rug owner wants to have to deal with. However, they can be brought back to life. One great way to revitalize sheepskin rugs is to mix borax and lemon juice in equal amounts: Spray the solution on the rug Wait two hours before hanging it and hosing it off After hosing it off, fluff the fibers by hand (Seems easy enough, doesn’t it? This…

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aubusson

The Best Rug Pad For Aubusson Rugs

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The reasons for having the correct pad under your Aubusson rug are to keep your carpet flat and wrinkle free, prolong its life and hold it to the floor. Many people ask me which is the right rug pad for an Aubusson and my answer is simple. Choose a dense and relatively thin, no more than 1/4 of an inch thick, rug pad that grabs both the rug and the floor. This will maintain the beauty of an Aubuchon’s flatter look on your floor. There are many thinner rug pads available yet it is important to try to stay away…

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How to Get Rid of Leather Smell

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The leather odors may be relatively easy to deal with on a small scale, but on a large scale, they can seem altogether impossible. Good quality leather will smell quite strong for several years, really. So the real question that should be asked is: Are you sure you want to remove the leather smell from your leather products? Some people actually find the smell of leather rather sexy, and it’s a good indicator that your leather is of high caliber. Who doesn’t want to have that leathery smell on their leather items? But to each his/her own, and if you’d…

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What Every Homeowner Should Know About Carpet Cleaning Rentals

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One of the most effective ways to keep your carpets in tip top shape is through the use of a carpet cleaning rental. If you don’t really know what I’m talking about, here’s a quick explanation. I’m referring to the Rug Doctors and Bissell machines that are available for rent at your local hardware store or supermarket. In Canada, the Rug Doctor is available for rent at almost every Safeway. The machines usually cost between $40 and $60 a day to rent. You definitely don’t need an entire day to clean your home though. An average size house will probably…

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wet carpet

Do-It-Yourself Ways to Dry a Wet Carpet

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When our homes are plagued by flooding, leaking and other disasters which lead to the unwanted entry of water, we find ourselves weighed down with the problem of having a wet carpet. Having a wet carpet is a big inconvenience. After all, the presence of water in the carpet can be very destructive. Since the material from which carpets are usually made is absorbent, the moisture stays in there for a long time. This can encourage the growth and reproduction of molds and mildew. To avoid the further deterioration of the carpet, it is important to dry the carpet right…

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How to Cut a Rug and Carpet Pad

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Rug and carpet pads sometimes arrive larger than your rug and require trimming. This could be done a few ways depending on the type of pad you have. For thinner, non-slip pads, usually a pair of household scissors works. If your rug pad is a thicker, more dense one, then a carpet knife or heavy duty scissors are usually needed. Before I start explaining what to use to cut the different types of rug pads, three important points are involved here. First, so as to not damage the floor underneath, be sure to have some protective layer on the floor…

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