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Cheap & Easy Hacks: How to Keep Couch Cushions from Sinking

Cheap & Easy Hacks: How to Keep Couch Cushions from Sinking

Satisfied woman leaning back on sofa with feet up.The couch or sofa is often the most used piece of furniture in the home. As such, it also sees the most wear. After all, when you sit or lie down in the same spot for a few years—or even a few months—the foam in your sofa cushions may inevitably begin to sag.

If your favorite spot on the sofa is starting to look a little worn, here are a few handy tips for how to prevent your couch from sagging—give them a shot before your next family movie marathon!

Fluff Your Cushions by Hand

One of the easiest ways to revamp your living room seating and keep your couch cushions from sagging is simple: fluff your cushions by hand (or foot!). Simply place your couch cushion on a clean surface, and punch the cushion thoroughly on one side—or stomp on it in clean socks while channeling your inner Lucille Ball. Then, flip it over and repeat the process. Do this for each sofa cushion, and you’ll be surprised at how much fuller and fluffier your beloved couch will look.

Add Polyfill to Your Cushions

If you find your fluffing efforts are not sufficient and your couch cushions are still sinking, you might need to add some additional padding to get your cushions looking like new. Poly-fil is an affordable way to provide some extra volume to worn-out cushions, and it’s widely available at just about any craft store. To refill your cushions, unzip your cushion cover and cut a thin strip in the inner lining that covers the padding itself.

Feel around for any empty spaces within the padding, then take a bit of poly-fil—ensuring it remains fluffy and not compacted—and begin filling in any holes you find. Once you’re happy with the fullness of your cushion, sew the inner lining back together, zip up the cover, and repeat for all remaining cushions. For minimal cost and effort, your sofa will look like it did the day you brought it home.

Invest in Quality FurnitureMandon sofa chaise

One of the most fool-proof ways to prevent a sagging sofa is to invest in quality furniture from the beginning. So, if you find that none of your efforts to stop your couch cushions from sinking seems to work, consider investing in a new, quality sofa that can stand up to years of binge-watching your favorite movies. Rent-a-Center offers a wide variety of sofa options designed to complement any decor.

One excellent option is Ashley’s Mandon Sofa-Chaise, which is specially designed to resist sagging and prevent cushions from wrinkling. And with the 4-6 months Same as Cash payment option, Rent-a-Center ensures your new sofa won’t break the bank, while also providing you with a durable and stylish seating option in the heart of your home.

Say Hello to Quality Seating!

Are your couch cushions too saggy to save? Don’t settle for an off-brand sofa. Instead, get a great deal on an Ashley Furniture living room set from Rent-A-Center. With our low upfront prices and flexible rent-to-own payment options, you can get the brands you want without breaking the bank (or even requiring credit**)!

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