By Emily – Bailey’s friend, colleague and fellow home-lover
Fluffy pets – cute but completely impractical! Image pinned by Loriana.
We all know that a pet can help to make a house a home, but it’s also true that that pet in turn can leave that home looking rather, well, hairy. It can be frustrating when your fluffy friend leaves fur all over your upholstery – but luckily there are several simple solutions and quite a few tools on the market that are designed to make cleaning up after Fido so much easier.
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I hope you don’t find the photo for this how-to misleading… I know it is a handbag and not furniture, but cleaning this bag is how I learnt how to clean leather and I will be able to use this method again with any leather furniture we have in our home in the future. And, as leather sofas and headboards are popular at the moment, I thought it would come in useful for you as well!
Obviously if you’re doing this with a large item like a sofa, you’ll need larger quantities of everything and it might take more time to complete but it’s totally worth looking after leather to keep it looking good and feeling soft and supple. ( Read more )