How to Restore a Sagging Couch the Right Way: A Practice in Frugality

With frequent use, couches can sag over time. Sure, you can easily just get them replaced. But if you want to practice frugality and save money instead of having to buy a new one, you can follow the next few tips instead.

Restoring a sagging couch can be easier than you think.

Check the couch to know the cause of sagging

Couches can sag either due to broken frames, old springs, or old and worn-out cushions. If your cushions seem fine, then you’ll need to inspect the frame and the springs. You can find the springs beneath the cushions, while you can check the frame by turning over your couch.

When you turn your couch over, you might need to remove a fabric covering which serves as a covering to prevent dust from building up. Make sure you won’t rip the fabric when you remove it as you still need to put it back.

Stuff cushions with fiberfill

If worn-out cushions are the cause of sagging, then you are in luck. You can follow the easy tips on the following video in which all you need to do is to reverse the cushions and switch the used part with the unused area.

Aside from reversing the parts of the cushion, you can also try to re-fluff them by using your feet as shown in the video below. This seems to be a fun thing to do. But if you don’t think it will be enough, you can buy fiberfill and fill up your cushions according to your desired firmness or fluffiness.

Fix bent springs or broken frames

If you are dealing with spring issues, check if you have a bent spring. You can fix this by using pliers to reshape bent springs. But if you have broken springs, you might need to get them fixed by a professional.

As for frames, if you can see rotten or cracked wood, then you need to replace it. To do this, you need to dismantle your couch first. Remove all the cushions and the springs, but take a photo first so you’ll know where to place them back.

Once you have your new wood, preferably a hardwood, you can attach this back by using wood glue, hammer, and nails, or a staple gun. Then put back the springs with the use of a spring stretcher, and place the cushions back.

Bring your couch to an upholsterer

If you feel that your couch is beyond DIY, then don’t hesitate to bring it to an upholsterer. Upholsterers can make your couches look brand new, and this option still costs less than having to buy a new one.

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