Your Home: Protect Your Furniture
That expensive, pre-baby sofa you bought seemed like such a great idea—until Baby Shrek arrived, with stuff leaking out of both ends. Your home will never look the same, but it is possible to protect furniture from baby stains.
Here are some ways to protect furniture:
- Couch covers: Save some stress by investing in a great slipcover or couch cover. No more worries about yellow poop stains on ivory damask. Plus, there goes your husband's "massage oil stains" excuse for not rubbing your feet on the couch.
- Protective finishing: One way to protect furniture in your home is to use a protective finishing. You can either buy furniture that comes with a stain-resistant coating or you can purchase a spray-on protective finish that you can apply yourself.
- Table mats and coasters: You can protect furniture easily and inexpensively by using tablecloths, mats, and coasters.
- Avoid plastics: Keep appliances, lights or other plastics away from any wooden table tops or dressers—or else place a soft felt coating beneath the appliance.
- If you have cats, buy a scratching post so they won't be tempted to scratch your furniture!
- Keep food and drink in the kitchen: It's a good rule that will help protect your furniture and to keep your home clean. Nobody likes finding Cheerios in their bed!
- Set rules: Don't allow keys, pens, pencils, scissors, paint, or markers near good furniture! You might want to buy a cheap art table that you are willing to let the kids destroy.