Household Items

The "good furniture" was covered in clear plastic
Plastic slip-covers

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Posted by GlenEllyn at 11:29 pm (PST) on Sun November 4, 2018   
He obie--wan-kenobi, 

I remember cloth bench seats with these covers in cars.  I don't know if they still make bench seats, but I'd sure like to have bench seats.  They feel more spacious to me than "bucket" seats with the gear shift console between them.  (I wish actual station wagons were still available, too.  Nowadays it's all SUVs.)
Posted by Bob Matthews at 11:39 am (PDT) on Sun July 24, 2016   
Stuck to your thighs in hot weather if you were a kid wearing shorts in a house with no air conditioning. Can still feel (and hear) the sound it made when you tried to get up smile
Posted by obie--wan-kenobi at 7:46 am (PDT) on Sun July 24, 2016   
I seem to remember (boy am I getting old) when cloth bench seats in cars also had these plastic covers.  Anyone remember that?
Posted by Chuck Kopsho at 10:27 pm (PDT) on Sat July 23, 2016   
Boy, were people that paranoid about their furniture?
Posted by freddo30 at 9:41 am (PDT) on Thu March 24, 2016   
...and still for sale in the Harriet Carter catalogue if you're interested...
Posted by freddo30 at 2:32 pm (PDT) on Wed March 23, 2016   
Grandma had car seat covers like this in her '57 Pontiac wagon which eventually yellowed and cracked ; but boy that upholstery stayed neat even when the rest of the car rotted away.
Posted by buff glenbrook kid at 4:43 pm (PDT) on Sun September 20, 2015   
As an Irish kid in an Italian neighborhood....this was the first thing that caught my eye at my friends house....they had a "spare living room" that was never used and was always covered in plastic.Some even had a "spare kitchen" in the cellar.
Posted by obie--wan-kenobi at 9:51 am (PDT) on Mon September 24, 2012   
I hated these... it made the back of your legs (and butt) sweat.
Posted by paktype at 4:27 pm (PDT) on Wed March 14, 2012   
My mom had the plastic on her sectional sofa for about 15 years, and took it off only when she decided to get a new sofa.
Posted by micky at 10:11 pm (PDT) on Sat March 20, 2010   
my aunt had everything covered in plastic and in the summertime your legs stuck to the furniture
Posted by Duff at 6:39 pm (PDT) on Mon March 15, 2010   
No, can't say I remember that. Maybe if I saw a photo... and good luck finding one; I spent several hours scouring the Internet for a photo, and this was the best I could find.
Posted by a former member at 6:21 pm (PDT) on Mon March 15, 2010   
Yeah, but do you remember the bubbled cover? That is what my grandparents had on their sectional. Boy! Wish I had that sectional today. It would look so cool in my house.
Posted by Katbear at 9:09 pm (PDT) on Sun August 16, 2009   
That's the truth! My grandmother's "good" sofa was covered in plastic until she passed on. My grandfather took it off and the sofa sadly deteriorated from then.

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