The road to a squeaky-clean house is paved with good intentions. Even if you use cleaning products that don’t seem to damage your furniture, overusing them can still be detrimental to it. Cleaning your furniture from time to time is one thing, but overcleaning accelerates the wear and tear process.
Even if you’re obsessed with a certain stain, don’t go overboard with the scrubbing unless you want to replace your furniture item sooner than planned. “The problem is that overcleaning or professional cleaning can pull the surface off the fabrics, including supple leathers that naturally develop a beautiful patina over time,” says Jennifer Litwin, author of “Best Furniture Buying Tips Ever!” and “Furniture Hot Spots: The Best Furniture Stores and Websites Coast to Coast,”.