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

    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