Sunday, February 28, 2010
...Outside the Box: Slipcover
You all know I love my microfiber couches. They are easy to clean. Or rather, stuff will come off when I get around to cleaning them. The problem is boogery kids. The couches are rather tall, so small children have to pull and wiggle themselves up, leaving a streak of snot almost every time they make the climb. Also, sticky, Valentine-type candy takes some considerable dissolving and scrubbing to come off. To save some time and elbow grease, we looked at slipcovers for the couches. What a disappointment it was to learn that those things start at about $50 each. But what a nice thing it was that Wal-Mart put some sheets on clearance. A king-size, fitted sheet works almost perfectly. I do have to readjust it almost daily after the kids have spent the day jumping and rolling on it. But for $7 each, I don't mind. I do wish we could have found red sheets, because I've really loved having that bold color in the family room. But I won't mind that the sunlight pouring in the window fades these brown "slipcovers" instead of my red couch.