I've had zero luck with used things that have any sort of textile - once a HOUSE - DH tore all the carpeting out within 6 hours of our living there because as it turns out I'm waaay more allergic to cats than I'd thought, and the previous owner had cats. He scrubbed the slab with Atmosklere a few times, I stayed at a friend's until walking in didn't make everything light up. Took a week for the hives to fully settle. After a few weeks we had a wood floor installed. Looked good. I don't regret that house.Dgflorida wrote: ↑Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:14 pmHave you considered buying a used couch from a store like Goodwill or Salvation Army? Sometimes they have some great stuff. I got a great couch and chair set from one of those places. Lasted about 10 years and stayed nice. I gave it to a friend to sell at a yard sale she was having to save her house(she lost her job and behind on her mortgage) We pretty much gave up upholstered furniture when we moved to the deep South. The cloth material was hard to keep nice just like you said. Our 3 sons went through a period of moving out and moving back in. Got furniture that way and about a dozen toilet brushes. Never could figure out the toilet brushes. So now our furniture is our son's used lazy boy and misc. tables. My old wooden finished table and a set of chairs and a TV stand given to me. I agree with icfrugal. The lazyboy is the only thing we will replace when it wears out. They are very nice. Are lazyboys an option for you?
We got a recliner from my parents ('we' were ex-h and me)... but my Dad was a smoker and it wound up in the backyard inside of an hour because the smell triggered my asthma.
Now WOOD furniture, sure. My 'office' armoire is a $100 thing we bought from one of DH's coworkers, after cleaning, reinforcing the construction, adding some trim work and painting then antiquing the whole thing, it looks awesome. If something wooden has the right bones I can fix and/or refinish it and have no issue bringing it home if it's something I have a use for. I just can't take the risk with anything that absorbs odors.
I'm not much of a recliner person overall. I don't know why.