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I am ready to buy furniture and need advice. I am toying with buying a sleeper sofa but some people have told me that they tend to get very musty, buggy and just plain gross in this climate. Also - the one I am looking at is the traditional overstuffed style - not a rattan or wicker base. Again, I have heard to steer clear of this type of furniture. So .. let's hear all your opinions on what works ( and doesn't work) down here in paradise!

Posted : January 1, 2010 8:43 pm
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Some of really depends on your own house and its exposure to moisture and sunlight -- My traditional style sofa has always been fine -- I do vacuum it and spread the cushions out in the sun on occasion -- if you can't get light and fresh air into the room it takes a bit of effort to keep fabric dry - take it a piece at a time and some rooms may be better than other too.

Posted : January 2, 2010 3:37 am
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Most everything around here is built using concrete which retains a lot of moisture. Moisture and overstuffed furniture don't normally interact well.

Posted : January 2, 2010 1:43 pm
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I think that as long as you are able to air out the furniture on a regular basis you should be fine. On occasion you should open up the bed and give it a chance to breathe. Should you have furniture that needs to be cleaned there is a mobile furniture upholstery cleaning service on island , they will make house calls and clean at your home.

Posted : January 2, 2010 3:11 pm
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We use Brown Jordan all weather patio furniture in our living room. It's the wide weave sea grass look. The furniture is about 5 years old and has held up well.Thing's do get musty so make sure to have good airflow and place in the sun for an hour to freshen it up.

Posted : January 5, 2010 1:57 am
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