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Moving Tips: Fixing broken couches

Chair repair can be easy and affordable.

Chair repair can be easy and affordable.

You may want to take measures to repair a couch or chair that is damaged. This can happen many ways, including overuse. Once your belongings are delivered by the moving company to your new home, you may accidentally tear the material when moving it inside. Replacing an entire piece of furniture can be both expensive and frustrating, so you will want to try your best to fix it.

Material tears are fixable

It could seem difficult, but you can actually fix a rip in upholstery rather easily. All you need to have is the proper tools and a bit of time on your hands. A sewing kit with an upholstery needle is the best way to use accomplish your goal. Make sure that the thread used is strong, and that it is the same, or close to the color needed to get what you need done. You should sew it in differing designs, but make sure that your thread is tight on the rip. Going over it a few times to make sure the area is well-sealed is important.

If your issue involves a leather couch, you should procure a leather repair kit. These items are available at most home goods stores and following the directions for that specific kit could get you the desired outcome. When you finish the job on either material type, and you're not happy with the result, you may be able to just turn the cushion to a side that the rip isn't visible.

Fixing furniture legs is easy

When chairs and couches age, they have a tendency to experience breaks in their legs. Many of these are screwed into the bottom of the frame, and you will want to find a way to fix it so that you don't have to get rid of the couch, or pile books under it.

When the leg breaks, check to see exactly what the problem is. Typically, the hole is either stripped, or the leg screw bends to the point where it isn't fixable, or it breaks altogether. When dealing with a stripped hole, all you need to do is drill a hole slightly smaller than the width of your leg screw next to the existing one. Once this is complete, you can screw the leg back in and enjoy your couch if nothing happened. If it is the latter issue, you should go to a hardware of furniture store and purchase a new leg. If they don't quite match, try to hide the new one in a back corner. This won't be expensive and will get your couch operational soon.