Jasmine Roth of HGTV's  television show "Hidden Potential" at her home in Huntington Beach on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
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Items You Should Avoid Buying Vintage, Per HGTV Star Jasmine Roth
HGTV's Jasmine Roth is a lover of vintage items, but there are a few vintage finds that Roth says she would avoid purchasing, including many fabric and upholstered items.
Roth avoids vintage mattresses, sheets, and comforters, as well as upholstered and high-use furniture like sofas and couches, as these items often present cleaning challenges.
Both dirt and bedbugs are more likely in these items than other items that can be more thoroughly cleaned. Laundering does not always remove dirt, allergens, and stains entirely.
These softer items are also often in worse shape than other vintage pieces and antiques, subject to wearing like fraying, ripping, and unraveling that comes with age.
Mattresses and sofas, while they may look pristine, can often be worn down inside with broken and crushed springs, which can affect comfort and long-term future use.