There are few things quite are quite as frustrating as when you spill food or drink on your couch. Unless the fabric of your couch allows for easy cleanup, you probably have resorted to a number of different ways to try and remove stains. In today’s post, we’ll take a look at some of the ways that you can try to avoid spills on your couch, as well as how to remove any stains that might slip past your best efforts. At Table-Mate®, we offer the best portable table trays you’ll ever purchase. If you are tired of accidents and spills, then browse our online store today to find the right table for you.
Purchase the Right Fabric
If you have children or grandchildren, then you should be prepared for accidents to happen. However, this does not mean that you have to resign yourself to having a stained couch. Choosing the right fabric for your couch can mean the difference between resistance to stains and a couch that shows every single handprint and finger smudge. Fabric with a higher man-made fiber content is much better at resisting stains than a fabric made from natural fibers.
Dress up Your Couch With a Slipcover
Slipcovers are a wonderful product that are designed to fit over a variety of styles of couches. In fact, their reasonable pricing means that you could change them out every so often as stains occur so that your couch always looks sharp. If you don’t want to go the route of slipcovers, however, you could opt for a pretty throw blanket. Placed strategically, a throw blanket will look not only fashionable, but will also cover up the stains you are trying to hide.
Use a Stain Guard
Sometimes the best option is the easiest option. You probably heard your mother or father tell you that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Simply put — protect your couch with stain guard before the accidents can happen. There are a variety of stain guards on the market, so be sure to check for one that will best protect the type of fabric that covers your couch. You can even purchase stain guards that won’t change the quality or feel of your fabric.
Change Your Habits
While changing habits may not be the easiest thing to do, the changes we’re recommending are actually minimal in nature. Start limiting the types of foods or drinks that are allowed to be consumed outside of the kitchen or dining area. While this may sound extreme, there are studies that have shown that eating at your table instead of snacking on the couch will not only help to prevent accidents and stains, but may also help you to consume healthier meals in smaller quantities.
Purchase a Table Tray
At Table-Mate® we don’t think you should have to give up the fun of relaxing on the couch with your favorite snacks while watching your favorite TV show or movie. We offer a variety of table trays to meet your needs, including table trays for kids! Our table trays easily slide up to you, adjust to different heights and angles, and have a raised outer edge to catch any spills that might happen.
Since avoiding spills is always the best option, make your life easier by purchasing a Table-Mate® table tray. Be sure to browse our store to choose the right table trays for your needs.