Removing Pet Hair from Furniture

If you have a dog or a cat that sheds, you know that pet hair can be a real problem for your home. It gets everywhere -- especially on furniture. Leather furniture is easiest to remove hair from, but if your sofas, recliners, lift chairs, and massage chairs are fabric, removing your pet’s hair is a difficult task. Odds are, you’ve tried everything from a lint roller to a vacuum cleaner attachment to no avail. Luckily, there’s a quick and easy way to take the “fur” out of your furniture.

If you have ever been on your hands and knees with a lint roller or roll of tape trying to remove every inch of pet hair, there’s one simple trick that will get the job done. To remove hair from upholstery or fabric, all you need is a rubber glove. Simply put on the glove, dampen it with water, and brush your hand over the furniture to attract hair. For harder-to-reach hair, move your gloved hand in a circular (wax on, wax off) motion and watch the hair stick to your glove or clump up on the furniture. To remove the clumps, break out your trusty lint roller or vacuum attachment -- the hair is much easier to pick up in clumps. Rinse off the glove to remove the hair and repeat the process as needed.

If you do not have gloves, there are a few other methods to simplify the process of removing pet hair. The glove can be substituted with a damp sponge for the same effect. Dryer sheets can be used to remove fur as well -- it will magnetize to the sheet. Finally, lightly spraying a mixture of fabric softener and water and using a damp towel or washcloth to wipe off the hair is effective as well. You don’t have to spend hours meticulously removing each piece of hair -- there are plenty of simple ways to make your furniture fur-free. Good luck!
December 28, 2016 — Bold Apps

Recliner Features

Life offers few pleasures more enjoyable than coming home after a long day and sitting down in a recliner. The soft cushions, and the many awesome features, give a relaxing experience that is second to none. If you’re here on our site, you may be looking to buy your first recliner, or you may be interested in adding a new one to your home or office. During the shopping process, you may see a variety of features listed on various product pages. If you’re confused by the meaning of any of them, keep reading as we define some of the most common recliner features and what they mean.

  • Rocker Recliner
  • Rocker recliners are the most traditional recliners. Using arched tracks, rocker recliners rock back and forth -- in addition to the awesome reclining features. They are wonderful for nursing mothers with young children, as well as adults who may struggle to fall asleep in a stationary position.

  • Swivel Glider Recliner
  • A very common product, and a staple in the recliner family, the swivel glider recliner is a very popular type of recliner. Unlike the arched tracks of a rocker, the glider moves back and forth on a linear path. This gentle motion is great for nursing mothers, and also makes for a great living room piece. Many gliders, like the Cosmo Swivel Glider Recliner, come with the swivel function which allows them to turn from side to side.

  • Wall-Hugger Recliner
  • If you are working with limited space, and aren’t sure if you have enough space for a rocker or a glider, then perhaps you should consider a wall-hugger recliner. A wall-hugger is positioned more upright than a regular recliner, and therefore requires less room. The upright position is also ideal for people with knee or back pain, as they have an easier time getting in and out of the chair.

  • Power Recliner
  • Power recliners are virtually the same as a traditional recliner, except that instead of having a lever or a button to release the footrest and recline function, the power recliner has a power switch or button that allows the user to control how far back the chair reclines. This function is very useful for users with varying degrees of mobility. The Eureka Leather Power Recliner combines the chaise and footrest to create a continuous cushioned piece that can even be used as a bed!

    No matter what kind of recliner you want, Lift and Massage Chairs has the recliner to fit your needs. Browse our immense selection of massage chairs, lift chairs, and recliners, and be sure to utilize our live-chat function should you have any questions during your search!
    December 28, 2016 — Bold Apps

    Who Needs A Lift Chair?

    Lift chairs can be commonly lumped in with regular recliners by people who may not know that there is a difference. While both types of chairs are similar in some ways, there actually is quite a big difference between the two, and both have great benefits. But what sets lift chairs apart, and why do people need them? There are many reasons why someone might choose a lift chair over a recliner, and a few of them are extremely important. With the holidays right around the corner, let us show you a few of the great benefits of lift chairs, and who in your life may benefit from receiving one.

    Anyone who needs assistance getting up from a chair:

    This is the bottom line. Lift chairs are designed to aid people in getting in and out of their comfortable chairs. People who have recently had surgery, have a chronic illness, or maybe have simply lost some of their mobility over time are prime candidates to use a lift chair. Getting up and out of a chair to perform simple tasks may be extremely difficult or painful. The lift chair mechanism takes the work out of getting up from a chair. The assistance from the chair makes it easy for someone who needs the extra help to remain independent. By taking the painful standing or sitting motion out of the equation, you won’t need the assistance of someone else. This can be a life-changing upgrade for many people.

    While there are many great reclining chairs on the market today, it’s important to remember that many lift chairs also function as recliners! Our line of Easy Comfort Electric Lift Chair Recliners from Mega Motion provide the great lift chair assistance, while also giving you the great reclining comfort that you’d get with a normal recliner. And fortunately, many lift chairs offer the same great style and comfort of a recliner, so you won’t be sacrificing anything by going with a lift chair.

    No matter what your specific needs are, there is a lift chair for you. Browse our awesome selection of lift and massage chairs, and see what fits your needs and budget. With the holiday season upon us, consider giving the gift of unassisted mobility to a loved one, with the gift of a lift chair from Lift and Massage Chairs.

    November 29, 2016 — Bold Apps

    Is Your Recliner Too Small?

    One mistake I see consumers make often is thinking a recliner or lift chair is too small for them. Usually their belief is based on the fact that their feet extend past the end of the foot rest when reclined. Take a look at the recliner photo below. Does it appear this chair is too small for the user?

    man in reclining chair

    The person's feet extend past the footrest. So is this chair too small for him? The answer is no. The chair fits him very well. Recliners are not designed to support the user all the way to their heels. The ottoman is designed to support your legs comfortably. Take another look at the photo above. Are the person's legs supported? Yes. So this chair is not too small for the user.

    A much better gauge to determine if a chair is too small is the width of the chair and the height. If you fit comfortably between the arms and the back of the chair provides support for your head, the chair is a good fit. If the width of the chair feels tight or if your head has no support, then the chair is probably too small for you. 

    So the next time you are considering purchasing a chair, keep these key points in mind:

    • Does the width of the chair fit me?
    • Does it provide head support? 
    • Can I easily get into and out of the chair when it is closed?
    If the answer to these three questions is yes, then the chair is a good fit for you. 
    October 23, 2015 — Randall Bowman

    How to Decide Which Lift Chair is Right for You

    After having sold lift chairs for several years, I've found there is a lot of confusion when people try to select the right lift chair for themselves or a loved one. What is a two position lift chair? What is an infinite position lift chair. Should I buy a one motor chair or a two motor chair? How do I determine the right size? My goal with this post is to answer some of these questions and make it easier to determine which lift chair is the right one for your situation.

    All lift chairs are motorized (electric). A lift chair is actually a power recliner when you recline and a lift chair when you press the lift button.

    Lift chairs are divided into three basic categories: 2-position chairs, 3-position chairs, and infinite position chairs. Please note these terms are a little misleading. All lift chairs can be stopped anywhere from closed to their full recline position.

    2-Position: a two position chair does not fully recline. It has two basic positions: closed and open (the footrest parallel with the floor). A two position chair does not recline like a regular recliner because the back is only slightly reclined. This is the most basic (and least expensive) type of lift chair. It is good for people who need the lift function and like to put their feet up to read or watch TV. It is not a good chair for napping or sleeping.

    3-position: a three position chair reclines like a regular recliner. It has three basic positions: closed, TV position (footrest parallel with the floor), and fully reclined. The back of this chair will angle back like a regular recliner but does not lay flat. It is good for reading, watching TV, relaxing, or daytime napping.

    Infinite Position: Because this chair has two motors you can control the back and footrest independently. This allows you to put the chair is a wide variety of positions (“infinite positions”). These chairs will lay flat (or nearly flat) for sleeping. Infinite position chairs are ideal for people that need to spend long periods of time in their chairs and sleep overnight.

    Here’s a simple chart that helps demonstrate the differences between the chairs.

    The next thing to consider is size. Keep in mind these three key measurements: Seat height, seat width, and back height.

    Seat height: (distance from the floor to the top of the seat) 18” is about the smallest and best for people who are relatively short. 20” is typical. Anything over 20” should only be used for taller individuals (6’ or taller).

    Seat width: (width of the seat between the arms). 20” is the most common width. Anything less than 20” would be considered narrow. 22-23” is a wide seat. Seat widths go up to 27” or more for larger individuals.

    Back height: (the height of the back from the floor to the top) 40-42” is most typical. Anything shorter would be better for people 5’6” or shorter. Chairs that are 44” or taller are designed for people well over 6’ tall.

    The best way to determine if a lift chair will fit is to measure a chair you already own in these three key areas. Compare the chair you own to the lift chair you are considering. It will help determine if the lift chair will be a good fit (or not).

    One other note: many people think a chair is too short if their feet extend past the footrest. This is not necessarily true. The footrest is designed to support your legs. You heels may extend past the footrest without the chair being too small. But if you recline the chair and find both your head and feet extend past the ends of the chair, it is too small.

    If you have any questions about lift chairs, please feel free to call, email, or chat with us.


    September 15, 2015 — Randall Bowman
    Tags: Lift chairs