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Guide to Cleaning Various Types of Furniture

With so many different materials in your home like marble, wood, leather, and fabric, figuring out how to clean your furniture can be hard. Whether you're adding simple steps to your usual cleaning routine or trying more thorough cleaning methods, here's a guide from our storage experts at Cortland Storage Park to help you clean your furniture well, and make it last a long time while you store them into our storage units!
Guide to Cleaning Various Types of Furniture

Cleaning Your Fabric Furniture

Furniture inside and outside of our house can be made of different stuff like microfiber, cotton, wool, polyester, and linen. Vacuuming once a week is a good way to keep couches, dining chairs, and other upholstered furniture clean. If you need to clean deeply, think about using steam, dry cleaning, or special stain removers.

Cleaning Your Leather Furniture

Cleaning leather furniture depends on the type of leather it's made from. There are different types, like full-grain, top-grain, aniline, faux, nubuck, or suede. Usually, cleaning leather furniture means vacuuming and wiping it with a soft cloth. If there's a spill, gently blot it instead of scrubbing, as scrubbing can stain or crack the leather. If it's okay for your leather, use a conditioner every six months to keep it looking nice.

Cleaning Your Wooden Furniture

If you need help cleaning furniture made of solid wood, or veneered wood, start by wiping it with a damp cloth to remove dirt, dust, crumbs, or smudges. Avoid using strong chemical cleaners because they can stain the wood. Instead, use warm, soapy water and make sure to dry the surface right away to prevent water stains. If you have white water stains on the wood, try mixing toothpaste and baking soda with water and gently scrubbing it in. If you have antique wood furniture, you might want to get help from a professional or try restoring it yourself.

Cleaning Your Painted Furniture

Regularly dusting your furniture and wiping it with a slightly damp cloth is usually enough to clean painted pieces like dressers, entryway cabinets, and storage cabinets. Make sure to quickly wipe away any water spots to stop them from leaving permanent marks. If you accidentally scratch the paint, try other solutions before deciding to repaint everything. Depending on the color of your furniture, you might be able to sand down the scratch and use a paint pen to touch it up, which is an easy and affordable solution.

Cleaning your Marble Furniture

Marble tables like side tables, coffee tables, and dining tables can make your home look fancy and stylish. They can stand out as focal points. But since marble is a natural stone, it needs proper care. Marble can easily absorb liquids and get stained, especially if it's white. It's important to be careful with spills, but if they happen, clean them up quickly with a soft cloth and a mix of warm water and mild dish soap. Avoid using strong cleaners or acidic substances because they can damage the marble. It's also a good idea to apply a sealer to protect your marble furniture and keep it looking nice.

Storage Units for Your Furniture Near You

If you’re looking for an affordable storage unit for your wooden furniture, leather sofas, and outdoor patio furniture during home updates, relocation, or decluttering, Cortland Storage Park has got you covered! We are accessible 24/7 and with security cameras, the most affordable rates in a convenient location along Elm Road. We are located at 3140 State Route 5 Cortland, OH 44410. Start storing your furniture with us today, visit our website, rent online, or feel free to call or text us at (330) 638-4934.

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Cortland Storage Park
3140 State Route 5
Cortland, OH 44410
(330) 638-4934

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Cortland Storage Park is located at 3140 State Route 5 in Cortland, OH. We proudly serve Cortland and surrounding areas such as Warren, Champion Heights, Howland Center, Vienna Center, and Fowler. Find us near Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, ETI Technical College of Niles, and Ross Medical Education Center. Our facility is easily accessible via State Route 5 and State Route 46.