5 Household Items for Cleaning Furniture


Your furniture needs a nice polish, but you don't want to ruin your towels just to make the chairs shine. It's great if you save old towels past their prime, but if you can't get a hold of one, head towards your dresser for the next best thing. That's right -- that random sock, whose partner seems to have gotten lost in the dryer, can finally be put use.

An old, laundered, cotton sock, slipped over your hand and perhaps treated with a bit of wood-furniture cleaner or polish, allows you to easily clean the crevices in carved-wood table and chair legs, banister supports, chair arms and back-slats, carved-wood accents, beveled edges and more. It conforms to your hand and to whatever part of the furniture you are wiping, allowing for quicker and more thorough cleaning.