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With the monsoon season finally upon us, everyone’s got a much-needed respite from the summer heat. But the cosy, book-reading, coffee-drinking weather tends to spell disaster for the wooden furniture in our homes. If we aren’t careful, we could be dealing with mould, fungus, grime and even creepy crawlies, making their way into our homes. But, breathe easy. Furniture care in the monsoons doesn’t have to be the nightmare it’s made out to be. We’re here to share a few super simple tips to show you how to make your wooden furniture monsoon ready.

1. Keep it clean
The ground rule for caring for wood furniture is to keep it spic and span during the rainy season. 
 
 
Dusty surfaces attract moisture, which in turn softens the finish on your furniture, causing it to look dull and lifeless. Regularly wipe down your wooden furniture with a dust-cloth and keep dust and moisture at bay. 
 
2. Try to minimise the dampness
No matter how aesthetically pleasing carpets, rugs and heavy curtains may be, they attract dampness and humidity like a moth to a flame. Do yourself a favour and roll up your rugs and carpets for the season and replace heavy curtains with lighter, airier ones, preferably in pastel shades. 
 
 
Not only will this brighten up your home during the dull monsoon weather, but it will also limit the humidity factor. Consider investing in a dehumidifier, which will help to control the moisture levels in your home and aid your crusade for wood furniture care.
 
3. Applying oil or varnish it up
One of the most important tips for care of wood furniture is to lubricate, lubricate, lubricate! Excessive moisture causes wooden drawers and doors to swell during the rains. 
 
 
Tackle this pesky problem by using oil, wax, varnish or other lubricants when caring for wood. This will not only ensure that your wooden doors and drawers remain smooth and easy to use but will also retain the furniture's finish. 
 
4. Keep the odours at bay
Due to the excess moisture in the air, wooden closets, compartments and drawers can acquire a peculiar, musty scent during the monsoon. Naphthalene balls or camphor are great for soaking up moisture and the unappealing scents it brings. 
 
 
If you like to keep it natural, swap naphthalene balls out for cloves, cinnamon sticks or even heavenly-scented potpourri. We recommend citrus scents; they seem to complement wooden furniture well!
 
5. Move your furniture
Sometimes all it takes for proper care of furniture, especially wooden furniture, is a simple move away from places that are susceptible to the spray of rain, moisture and dampness, such as windows or walls. Keep your furniture dry by maximising cross ventilation. On sunnier days, give your furniture a chance to air out but keep them away from direct sunlight, as that might tarnish the polish. Filter out the sun’s harsh rays through shades or blinds.
 
With these essential, but simple furniture caring tips, you can ensure that your wooden furnishings remain in ship-shape during the dreary monsoon weather. Good luck!

Sometimes all it takes for proper care of furniture, especially wooden furniture, is a simple move away from places that are susceptible to the spray of rain, moisture and dampness, such as windows or walls. 

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