Whether you live in a house or an apartment, one of the things you always need is furniture. And normally a lot of it. Beds, chairs, nightstands, dressers, kitchen tables, coffee tables, and sofas are only a handful of items the average house needs. You might say “need” is a relative term since your survival doesn’t actually depend on you having furniture. However, while you might be able to eat, sleep, and sit on the floor, it’s not terribly comfortable. Although you can get discount furniture or upcycle or repurpose some items into furniture, the cost of furnishing your house or apartment is generally huge.
Most people acquire their furniture over years, opting for second-hand items at first, to be replaced later with newer (and more expensive) pieces as need or when and if they come into some extra money. That greatly reduces the upfront cost of your entire furniture collection, but it doesn’t reduce the cost of each piece. A bed, complete with mattress, is still expensive to buy whether you are buying other furniture pieces with it or not. And when a piece of furniture breaks or is no longer comfortable, buying a new one is your only option.
Or is it? Sofas are another big expense many people struggle to afford. When sofas get older, they tend to sag. While they may still be more or less functional, they lose their comfort and become far less ideal for sitting on. However, rather than tossing a sagging sofa and buying a new one, you can fix that sag and get more years out of your current sofa. Watch the video to find out how.
Most sofas have that foam or down inside the cushions. Similar to mattresses, the areas that have the most weight on them for the greatest amount of time will begin to sag.
Like mattresses, flipping the cushion will help, but as you can see in the video, to get really good results, you actually need to flip the foam or down inside the cushion. You may have problems with cushions that are actually attached to the sofa, but for the majority of cases, this method should work well.
Often when a sofa is sagging, it’s just a problem with the cushions and the easy fixes in the video will greatly improve the life and feel of the sofa. However, sometimes the spring or the frame has issues and, possibly, your couch has more than one problem. In those cases, you’ll need to do a little more work, both in determining exactly what and where the problem areas are and in actually fixing the areas for a functional sofa.