While some people leave old, antique furniture in dusty or damp basements and attics, others pay special attention to keeping their older furniture in prime condition, with the thought that it may be worth something to someone someday.
Oftentimes antique furniture can be well-preserved over the years just by cleaning it once in a while. A dusting with soft, clean cloths is always a good idea, and the occasional polishing and buffing help as well.
It’s best to keep your antique furniture out of direct sunlight, which may fade it out, making it look worn and unattractive. Also, if kids are often visiting your home, put the antique furniture in an “off-limits” room so they don’t mess it up with gum, crayons, footprints and dirt.
Should you have older pieces of wooden furniture such as dressers or chests of drawers, add some baking soda, cat litter or fabric sheets inside drawers to absorb odors.
Obviously, common household cleaners you buy at the store can help clean furniture—just check the labels to make sure you’re using them properly, since you don’t want to accidentally ruin older wood, brass, glass or fabric.
It’s really just a matter of paying attention to antique furniture, maintaining it just like you’d maintain newer furniture and items in your home so they last a long time and look decent, too!
Now if you’re in the position of having recently inherited rooms full of older furniture and other household goods, perhaps you should consider having B & F Estate Sales conduct an on-site estate sale. B & F, run by a mom and her daughter-in-law, serves South Florida with a professional, experienced approach to selling furniture and more. B & F Estate Sales is also adept at antique sales, knowing a lot about proper pricing since they often deal with antiques in their line of work.
Estate sales are a smart way to sell antique furniture to interested buyers. Call 954-401-2222 to connect with B & F Estate Sales today.