Monday, 23 March 2009

New life for old sofas

You flop into the sofa to watch a bit of mindless television but just can’t get comfy. A spring's sticking in your bum, the seat cushions are squashed unplumpably limp and lifeless, the bit the cat got is hanging frayed and tattered or those worn shiny patches on the arms taunt you.

Yes, it’s that time. You need a new sofa!.......But do you? Couldn't you repair it? Couldn't you recover it? New sofas are so expensive. What do you do?

There's a new website to help you to decide. 'Save our Sofas' helps you through the process of deciding if you can fix it yourself. If it's beyond you, they'll help you to recycle it or reuse it by giving it to people who will refurbish it and find it a new home. They also give you advice on buying a sofa that will last as well as tips on fixing it up.

They'll also give you the chance to make your upgly old sofa a star. have launched a competition to find Britain’s ugliest sofa. Go to the site and upload your photo and you could have the chance to win new upholstery to give it a new lease of life.

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