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If you are like me, you probably have fond memories of spending time at your grandmum's house, and if you're like me, you probably remember her clean floors, her piping hot dish water, the smell of her starched laundry and more. Many of the secrets our grandmothers used to clean may have been lost, but they are not gone forever. In this blog, I am going to include posts on all kinds of old fashioned cleaning, but I'm also going to explain the best methods for including contemporary cleaning methods in your home. Using this information, I hope you can have a house that has all the charms of old fashioned cleaning alongside of the newest strategies and methods. Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet!

Old Fashioned Home Cleaning Tips

Five Tips to Take Care of Your Leather Upholstery

by Elsie Holland

Leather upholstery has a great look and feel to it, making it a popular choice for many people looking for an ideal combination of style and comfort. Having your furniture or car seats upholstered with leather could elevate the aesthetics of your living room and vehicle to a whole other level.  Furthermore, leather upholstery does well in both hot and cold conditions, warming up to your body during harsh winters and cooling it off on hot summer days.

Leather is a pretty sturdy and durable material save from the occasional wear and tear. Leather upholstery can last for ages with proper cleanliness and maintenance. These five tips will help you take care of your leather upholstery so that it looks its best always.

Seek the Correct Type

The best type of leather for upholstery is dyed leather, which not only ages like fine wine but also holds up for a very long time. This type of leather has the dye penetrating every inch of the material with no pigment added on the surface. The downside is that aniline leather fetches a hefty price tag so you might have to dig deeper into your pockets for this one.

Avoid Home-Made Cleaning Agents

Your homemade solutions can work miracles on tablecloth and carpet stains, but for leather upholstery, these cleaning agents may do more harm than good. To be on the safe side, avoid using homemade agents on your leather furniture and opt for store-bought ones instead to use for leather upholstery cleaning.

No Pets Allowed

We all love our furry pets, but when it comes to leather upholstery, you might want to keep them at bay. Cats and dogs love leather for all the wrong reasons; if it's not a huge chew toy it's a very expensive scratching tool for them, so it's best if you teach them to stay away from the couch.


Of course, you shouldn't moisturise your leather with your body lotion, but you should use special leather creams that are available in many outlets countrywide. These creams work well on scratches and distressed areas to smoothen them out and keep your leather smooth and shiny.

Consult a Pro

It doesn't hurt to seek the services of a professional cleaner for repairs once in a while. These experts are equipped with the right tools and expertise to carry out the job efficiently.

All in all, taking care of leather upholstery takes a bit of dedication, discipline and consistency, but it is all worth it in the end.