Snags from pets on our new couch.
August 13, 2013 1:47 PM Subscribe
We just bought a house and got a new couch about 4 months ago. The couch is a huge sectional, cloth, and cream colored. I tried to warn my husband that cream color was a bad idea (even though I love the way it looks) because we have pets, but it was such a great deal that we just decided to get it. He also kept telling me "we can always get it recovered if we need to".
Well, I don't think he realized that it would most likely cost thousands to have it recovered since it is so big. And we didn't know how big of a mistake the fabric was.
posted by kerri13 to home & garden (9 answers total)
The color doesn't seem to be much of a problem because it cleans easily and it really hasn't gotten dirty, but the fabric is awful! It's already starting to get snags from our 2 cats and 1 dog. We could probably train the dog to stay off the couch, but I don't even know if it's worth it since I think the cats are the main problem.
The only options I see are to keep it covered in blankets or to just live life and let it get slowly ruined. We usually cover it in blankets when its raining out (in case of muddy paws) but other than that we try not to because it just looks so messy to us.
The couch was a really good deal, so it's not like it will hurt us financially to have to get another in a few years, but I just hate the thought of it going in a landfill. (I'm imagining in my head that by that point it's going to look so bad that no one will even want it in their house for free, lol).
Any tips on keeping it clean/snag-free? Or should we just try to do the best we can but just live life and not to really worry about it?