How to keep sofa cushions from sagging

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Whether you have already noticed a bit of a lump in your sofa, or you are just trying to prevent that familiar sag from taking hold on your new love seat, it may seem like a losing battle to try to keep sofa cushions from sagging. Regardless of whether the sag has started to set in or you are still in the worrying stage, there are plenty of measures you can take that will defend your couch and make those dents and holes nearly invisible to the eye.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Polyester batting
  • Cushion covers

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  1. 1

    Flip cushions once a week. If you have a family member who leans on the back of the sofa, then flipping cushions is vital. Turn the cushions over and plump them up once a week. This will distribute the weight more evenly.

  2. 2

    Rotate the cushions monthly. At the beginning of each month, move each cushion down one section on the sofa. This will prevent one cushion from taking the same type of pressure all of the time and prolong the life of your sofa.

  3. 3

    Wrap the cushions. If sagging has already become a problem, stop it in its tracks. Wrap all of your cushions in several layers of polyester batting.

  4. 4

    Cover your cushions and the batting with new cushion covers. If the sagging is severe, add an additional roll of batting on the side with the dent, then make that side, previously the top, the bottom of the cushion.

Tips and warnings

  • Many sofas have seat and back cushions that are interchangeable. If yours is one, then rotate all of the cushions to distribute stress even more.

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