Care Guide: How to Look After Your Storage Furniture

Care Guide: How to Look After Your Storage Furniture

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Is there ever enough storage in a house? Definitely not. Not only can storage help you keep your home clutter-free and organised, but it is also the perfect way to bring some interest into a room. However broken furniture is never a good look. So here are some useful tips to keep your storage pieces looking as good as new for many years to come.


General Maintenance Tips

  • Opening, closing, getting bumped into… your furniture doors and hinges are often the first elements to show signs of wear, and they tend to deteriorate faster if you ignore the problem. In addition to setting your furniture according to the manufacturer’s instructions and using appropriate tools, we recommend tightening up your doors and hinges regularly to avoid loosening up beyond repair.

  • If you notice any part of your furniture missing when installing it, make sure to reach out to customer service immediately to check if they can send a replacement. Every part of your furniture is essential. Even if you think you can make do without it or replace it with something else, it will likely lead to faster deterioration.


Maintaining Wood and Veneer Storage Furniture

We love the look of wooden furniture with the convenience of veneer, which is why most of our storage furniture is built using these resistant materials. Your furniture is designed to handle even the rowdiest households with only minor care.

  • You can include your wood and veneer storage furniture in your cleaning routine to avoid dust build-ups. Simply wipe it clean regularly using a clean, lint-free damp cloth and follow immediately with a dry cloth to prevent humidity from settling in and possibly damaging the wood.

  • Oops! Things got a little heated, and your full glass fell down? No problem! Just wipe it clean as soon as possible, especially if it is a dark liquid like wine or juice that may leave a stain if left for too long.

  • Harsh chemicals, such as abrasive detergents and sprays, can cause permanent damage. In addition, silicone-based products can cause a sticky build-up that acts as a dust trap. Soapy water or a diluted wood cleaner is usually enough to clean up even stubborn stains. If you notice any scratches, you can fix them using a touch of oil polish for wood veneer furniture or matching paint or varnish on solid wood. Since each piece may react differently, it is best to test it first on a discreet part before tackling this job.

  • Once or twice a year, apply a thin coat of good-quality wax polish to preserve the beauty and durability of the wood.

  • Although wood and veneer are typically resistant materials, they can be permanently damaged by harsh conditions such as heat, cold, and humidity which may cause cracks in the wood and the veneer to lift away. Therefore, it is best to place your wood and veneer storage away from heat sources such as heaters and fireplaces and make sure to clean up liquid spills as rapidly as possible.

  • In addition, direct sunlight can lead to permanent fading, while the heat from the sun can cause cracks, so we recommend placing your furniture away from windows.


Maintaining Rattan Storage

Rattan furniture has been a hot trend in recent years, and for a good reason. We love how rattan furniture like our Kona collection can infuse your space with a discreet retro and exotic vibe without being overkill. However, how do you care for the intricate texture of the rattan details? Natural rattan may be beautiful, but it can also be tricky to maintain, which is why we opted for a faux rattan that makes it perfectly adapted to a busy lifestyle in the 21st century while preserving its nostalgic aesthetic.

  • The nook and crannies of rattan furniture can act as a trap magnet. A weekly passage with your vacuum’s upholstery brush can help keep it sparkly clean. You can even use a soft toothbrush to remove stubborn accumulations.

  • Once a month, we recommend cleaning up your rattan storage using a barely damp cloth dipped in a mild cleaning solution of soap and water and dry it immediately with a lint-free microfiber cloth.

  • Food and drink spillage may cause permanent staining, so clean it immediately.