Buying new furniture can be an exciting time for any homeowner/renter, and while it can be a stressful experience for some, it should be enjoyable to choose the furniture that will reside in your home. However, once you’ve picked out your furniture the work does not end there. In fact, the work – not all hard work, don’t worry - is just beginning. Whether you choose leather or fabric furniture will dictate what you should do to keep your furniture in tiptop shape. Today, we’re going to focus on how to keep your fabric furniture looking as good as new. We’ll talk leather furniture another time. \tUse a vacuum. For starters, keep your vacuum handy when you purchase fabric furniture. You’ll want to make a habit of routinely vacuuming your sofa and/or chairs with a low suction upholstery attachment. \tClean up. If (and unfortunately it’s more of a when for most people) something gets spilled on your furniture, clean it up immediately. Stains are harder to get rid of when left unattended, so make sure you use upholstery cleaner on spills and marks. You’ll also want to pay attention to the fabric care label for specifics. \tKeep furniture out of direct sunlight. To maintain the color and fibers of your furniture, keep it out of direct sunlight; it’ll help it stay bright and vibrant. \tSchedule an annual cleaning. While this isn’t necessary every month, we recommend having your upholstery cleaned once a year by a professional. This will help you maintain the condition of your furniture. So as you can see, these tips aren’t too hard to handle and they won’t keep you too busy! By paying your furniture just a little more attention than you might have thought, you’ll keep it in tiptop shape and looking good as new. How do you keep your furniture looking in prime condition? Share your ideas with us in the comments below.