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Tips for Purchasing High Quality Furniture for Low Prices

When I moved into my first apartment as an adult, I had no idea how to find good furniture that wasn't expensive. We had a local budget furniture store and a high-end luxury store, and while I didn't like the feel of the items from the budget store, I couldn't afford the prices of the luxury store! Although I was eager to prove my independence, I called my mom and asked for help. She told me that I was looking in the wrong place and led me to another store just outside my city that had quality furniture and great prices. She found great furniture for me that was high-quality and in my budget. She has since given me many tips about furniture to help me when I make new purchases in the future. I plan to share them here!

Tips for Purchasing High Quality Furniture for Low Prices

3 Tips For Restoring Your Living Room When You Quit Smoking

by Wayne Watson

If you have recently quit smoking, you might be finding yourself wishing that you had never smoked in your home. The smell of cigarette smoke can permeate just about everything, and dealing with the smell can be a pain when you are no longer a smoker. Luckily, it's possible to restore your living room after you quite smoking. These are a few tips that can help you do so:

1. Reupholster Your Furniture

First of all, there is a good chance that all of the upholstered furniture in your living room smells like cigarette smoke. You might be thinking that you will have to replace your furniture in order to get rid of the smell, but this might not be the case at all. Instead, you can work with a furniture upholstery company to have your furniture reupholstered. This can help get rid of the odor and stains from smoking, and it can allow you to get rid of upholstery that might have been burned by cigarettes as well. Plus, it's a great way to treat yourself for quitting smoking, since reupholstering your furniture is a good way to change up styles and to make your pieces look like new again.

2. Wash Accessories

Anything that is made of fabric in your living room that can be washed probably should be washed. This includes curtains, throw pillows, throw blankets, small rugs and more. Along with your favorite laundry detergent, consider adding a little bit of vinegar to the washing machine; this can be good for helping to get rid of the smoke smell. You may need to wash these things a couple of times before you get rid of the odor, and some people find that hanging them out to dry rather than putting them in the dryer is a good way to "air them out" and get rid of the smoke odor as well.

3. Clean the Walls and Floors

Next, you'll need to tackle your walls and floors. They can hold odors, and your walls might be stained with nicotine. Carefully scrubbing your walls with your favorite all-purpose cleaner is a good way to get rid of odors and stains, but you may want to repaint -- using a good primer first -- if you'd like to truly counteract the effects of smoking in your home. If you have carpet, you may want to have it professionally cleaned. If you have hard floors, giving them a good cleaning should help get rid of the smell and any stray ashes that might have landed on the floor.

Contact a company like Tri-County Furniture Restoration for more information and assistance.