How to Better Care for Your Wardrobe

To help keep your wardrobe looking great for longer we have put together the following care tips. Keeping reading to see our top 10 Maintenance to help you keep your wardrobe in optional condition.

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When it comes to the proper care and maintenance of wardrobes and cupboards, there are a few things that can be done to help look after your wardrobe and to keep it looking great for a long time.

#1 Wardrobe Wheels

Overtime wardrobe wheels may collect gritty particles of dust and dirt. So checking wheels on a regular basis and removing any particles that may be jammed in wheels will help keep your wardrobe doors gliding back and forth smoothly.

#2 Wardrobe Tracks

Regularly giving wardrobe grooves a thorough wipe down is an important care step to maintain smooth gliding wardrobe doors.

The stuttering of sliding doors may result from a build-up of gritty dirt and dust particles in the crevices of tracks.

For light dust, a simple trick to clean the crevices of tracks is to use a vacuum cleaner with a small nozzle fitted. This will help get into tracks and suction out dirt and debris. If the dirt and dust built-up is mild, use a damp cloth and soapy water.

The following method can be used to clean tracks if dirt particles are stubborn. Firstly, grab a toothbrush and then mix vinegar and dish soap inside a spray bottle. Next, sprinkle baking soda over tracks. Then using the liquid solution, spray tracks and leave for 5 minutes. Finally return to clean with a toothbrush and if required repeat the process.

Adding a little furniture polish onto the crevices of tracks, post cleaning, will make it easy to glide open and close wardrobe doors.

#3 Wardrobe Flooring

Giving the wardrobe floor a regular clean will help prevent dust and debris transferring into tracks and wardrobe wheels.

#4 Wardrobe Hinges

Dirt and dust may build up on hinges which can be cared for with frequent wiping down.

Use a damp cloth and warm mild soapy water to wipe down hinges, then wipe over again using warm water to remove any residual soap from the surface before thoroughly drying with a soft clean cloth.

Regularly cleaning hinges is particularly important in harsher environments with high chlorine and salt content in the air.

It is important that abrasive brushes such as metal cleaning brushes are not used as this may cause damage to the surface of hinges.

#5 Mirror and Glass Surfaces

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Do you have glass or mirror doors fitted to your wardrobe?

When it comes to cleaning mirror surfaces, solvents and liquids can drip down or seep into the sides of mirror edges, damaging the glass backing and creating black marks typically referred to as “desilvering” and “black edge”.

Therefore when cleaning mirror surfaces it is important to work with a damp cloth to ensure the surface is not oversaturated with liquid. Finally, before finishing dry the surface with a soft cloth.

If you are cleaning glass surfaces, water mixed with vinegar works well to wipe up oily fingerprints. Be sure to properly dry the surface when you are finished cleaning. For more helpful tips on cleaning glass checkout our guide, “The Ultimate Guide on Cleaning Glass Surfaces: Get Streak Free Glass“.

#6 Laminate/Melamine Surfaces

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When it comes to wardrobe surfaces, laminate is one of the most preferred and popular finishes due to the wide range of economical designs that are manufactured.

In addition, some laminate products offer greater durability than others. Think about the lifespan of laminate in old kitchens, in comparison with some flat pack laminate furniture.

Nonetheless, as with most material, laminate also needs some love and care. Here are a few handy tips to help maintain laminate surfaces:

#7 Wood Grain and Polyurethane Doors

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It’s best to avoid wet wiping dusty woodgrain and polyurethane surfaces. So regularly cleaning with a dry cloth or dust collecting tool is best. However, surfaces may become marked from handprints, particularly on the edges of doors.

If required a simple wipe with a damp cloth will likely suffice for woodgrain and polyurethane finishes. Follow with a dry cloth to remove any excess moisture or water marks.

Moreover, take precaution in the case of water contact and be aware that damage may be caused by store-bought cleaning products and abrasive cleaning tools.

Conclusion

Different Wardrobe Systems possess varying components. Knowing how to care for the materials relevant to your wardrobe will help keep your wardrobe looking great for longer and will help prevent accidental damage to components.

This post provides general information only and does not suggest that a particular cleaning method will be most appropriate for your wardrobe or cupboard components. The user of this article has the responsibility to ensure that the care instructions from the wardrobe supplier are followed.

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