There, you can easily sweep or vacuum it up. Furniture cleaning is then a breeze, as you often just have to gently wipe down your furniture. Pick up seat cushions when buying furniture. Quality cushions should be heavy. A sofa with heavy cushions should be more expensive but you will not have to replace the cushions anytime soon. If you choose a sofa with some light cushions, expect to spend money again within two years to replace them.Only buy solidly built furniture. Instead of a credenza made of pressed wood, opt for one made from solid wood. Opt for plywood instead of fiber board or composite wood backings. Push the piece in two directions to check that it doesn't move. That is a sign of quality. When shopping for furniture, choose pieces that have a durable finish. It's important that you receive a great value for your money.Educate yourself on the wood used in furniture making. You would hate to overspend on furniture that is made of particle board or veneer rather than solid wood. Even though solid wood is more expensive, it will last a longer than other kinds of wood. Before shopping for furniture, think of how you will transport the piece of furniture. Many furniture stores only offer limited delivery and may charge for delivery.Make sure washing, stain removal, polishing and preservation are all reasonably accomplished for the lifestyle you lead. Watch out for furniture that is poorly made. To ensure that you are purchasing a sofa that will withstand the punishment your family can do to your sofa turn the sofa upside down and look at the structure of the sofa. Poorly made furniture will be made using 1x1's instead of 2x2.