Yesterday I finally got around to washing the slip covers on my sofa, for the first time since we bought the sofa about a year ago. Let me clarify — not got around to but worked up the nerve to. I was seriously terrified that the linen-cotton blend super expensive covers would fall apart after washing them so I put it off for much longer than I had wanted to. I’m happy (delighted even) to say that they washed and dried beautifully. No falling apart, very minimal fading and zero shrinking. They now look brand new and smell like Downy freshness! Hurray!
Next up to have cleaned and fret over are our area rugs. I want to get them professionally done but again, I am worried they will be ruined in the process. I have four wool rugs that were fairly expensive and that I obviously don’t want ruined as I love them all. Have you had area rugs professionally cleaned? If so, how did they turn out and did it cost an arm and a leg? I have no idea on pricing and I’d imagine that the pro’s would know how to clean them without damaging the shape or texture but still I worry, because that’s what I do.
The last thing on my worrisome spring cleaning list is giving my hardwoods a good cleaning. I vacuum every other day and spot clean where I need to but they need a good clean and polish. We had the whole house’s pine floors repaired and restored last year and it cost over $6,000. I want to make sure that I won’t ruin the finish and while they sent over cleaning instructions they aren’t very detailed, it’s more of what not to use than what can be used. I guess I could call them and ask.. I’m interested in the Bona line but what a blessing before pulling the trigger.
Yesterday I made really delicious banana bread while I was waiting for the last of the slip covers to dry. Oh my goodness it was so yummy. Surprisingly I have never made it before and I really wish I had done it sooner. Henry loved it and kept sating “Yum, mmm, more!” I think he enjoyed it more than I did and I can’t even tell you how good it was. I used this recipe and didn’t change a thing. Oh a little cream cheese smeared on a slice, dee-lish!
Well I hear Henry up and about so I better go check things out. Have a great day :)