10 Expert Tips To Extend The Life Of Your Household Items In 2024

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Remember the excitement when you first went to get your sofa set and chairs? As time passes, the enthusiasm resides, and we don’t properly care for our furniture, bedspreads, dishes, and other goods that make our house. Once left uncared, the dust, sediments, and food that falls on them make them look way older than they were. Instead of tossing them out and replacing them every year, we have some tricks that will help to keep them new through the years. Here are a few proven tactics to keep your home neat and tidy on budget. Read on to know them all!

1. Treat Stains On Chairs Immediately

Treat Stains On Chairs Immediately
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Even though wooden chairs are beautiful, they are prone to staining when people sit on them while eating. Dust builds upon them, making them appear cheap and old. The trick is to attend to spills right away. Pour some hot water and dish soap into a container to get started. To avoid water smearing, dampen a microfiber cloth and apply it to the entire soiled area. When all the dirt has been removed, rub it with a clean towel.

2. Keep Your Leather Chair Out Of Direct Sunlight

Keep Your Leather Chair Out Of Direct Sunlight
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If you want to keep leather couches looking their best, keep them out of direct sunlight. Cleaning them regularly is as important as avoiding discoloration. Consider cleaning them to get rid of any food particles or dirt that may have gotten stuck in the sofa’s crevices. It’s easy to clear dust using a damp cloth. A dry towel may remove any liquid that has fallen on them rather than a wet one.

3. Use Hot Water To Wash Away Dirt

Use Hot Water To Wash Away Dirt
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Bed sheets don’t become discolored as often since they’re covered by so many other items, but they may still contain dirt and germs and dust mites. As a result, warm or hot water should be used to wash them to eliminate the unseen microbes. Keep in mind to check the label for any specific washing recommendations to keep your clothes looking new for longer.

4. Avoid Washing Your Quilts Too Frequently

Avoid Washing Your Quilts Too Frequently
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There’s no need to wash a bedspread more regularly than other blankets because it’s the first thing we see when we go into bed. To be honest, it’s best to only wash it once or twice a year.

5. Make Sure To Flip The Mattress Regularly

Make Sure To Flip The Mattress Regularly
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Several simple steps can be taken to extend the life of your mattress, which may last anywhere from seven to ten years. The humidity in the room may be released by opening the windows and removing the sheets from the mattress. It’s also good to vacuum it sometimes and flip it at least four times a year.

6. Dry Your Silverware Before Storing It

Dry Your Silverware Before Storing It
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Even though everyone uses silverware regularly, it might get neglected from time to time. Even if they aren’t unclean, they might lose their luster with time. To maintain them clean and gleaming, you need to use a dish sponge with the soft side to remove any food residue, then run cold water over them before drying them to prevent staining.

7. Vinegar Works Wonders On Tough Stains

Vinegar Works Wonders On Tough Stains
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The best approach to extending the life of a tablecloth is to wipe the stains as soon as they occur. A small amount of white vinegar mixed with rubbing alcohol can be applied to the fabric before it is washed to remove coffee stains.

8. Do Not Overload The Machines

Do Not Overload The Machines
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First, we should avoid overloading the machine; it is usually preferable to separate the clothing into smaller loads. Ventilate the drum and clean the rubber gasket, which is where soap scum forms, as well as the detergent box and the filter. A soft cloth soaked in soapy water should be used to wipe off the device’s exterior on an ongoing basis.

9. Avoid Scrubbing Mirrors With Window Cleaner

Avoid Scrubbing Mirrors With Window Cleaner
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As with other household products, mirrors can get dull, damaged, or soiled over time. Clean them with gentle towels and abrasive-free cleaning agents. They should not be cleaned with window cleaner because of the possible presence of chemicals that can stain your mirror more.

10. Clean The Exterior Of The Toilet

Clean The Exterior Of The Toilet
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When deciding how often to clean the toilet, consider the number of people who use it. With youngsters or the elderly in the house, you’ll need to disinfect it more frequently. As a general guideline, it’s best to do it twice a week. When doing so, it’s best to pay attention to both the interior and the exterior, especially the seat, because water is continually traveling through it. In addition to disposable clothes and toilet cleanser, you should also use a disinfectant brush that can be used repeatedly.

So now that you know the tricks to increase the lifespan of everyday commodities, you can save a lot on these appliances. A little care and soft handling go a long way in maintaining these things. It may get challenging when you have kids or pets in the house, but there are tricks to overcome such problems. So, do you have any tricks to keeping your home running perfectly with a minimum need to replace the commodities? Let us know in the comments section!

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Indrani Karmakar
Indrani KarmakarSenior Social Writer
Indrani is a writer and artist who likes to add a dash of humor to everything she does. She has two years of experience in writing articles across beauty, health, and lifestyle genres. After graduating in Political Science from Calcutta University, she took a detour into the world of creativity and discovered her knack for social writing, advertising, designing, and doodling.

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