One of the best ways to add a little color, texture, and dimension to your home is to add an area rug to your space. When you find that perfect rug you will want to take extra special care of it to keep it looking nice and clean.
We are sharing the 3 simple steps you need to know to keep your area rugs looking their best for years to come!
Tip #1: Add Rug Care to Your Routine Cleaning Checklist
Here are a few basic ways you can take care of your area rugs during the week:
Vacuum area rugs frequently. Vacuuming your area rug removes dirt and particles. Try to avoid vacuuming fringe, and if you have a shag rug, turn your vacuum settings down to keep them safe.
Gently remove pet hair with a brush. Sometimes the vacuum isn’t quite enough to get all the pet hair out of a rug. Try using a stiff brush to remove pet hair once every week.
Rotate rugs several times throughout the year. Area rugs can get worn down quickly in high-traffic areas. Every once in a while rotate your rug so that it wears evenly.
Shake rugs frequently. This is a great way to remove dirt and other particles. Take them outside when you shake them to keep the inside clean.
Tip #2: Wash Your Rugs For A Deeper Clean
You will need to check the labels on your area rugs for this one. Some rugs can only be dry or spot cleaned. If your rugs are machine washable, deep clean them by putting them in a mesh bag, and then washing them on a delicate setting. Be sure and hang dry!
Tip #3: Clean Stains ASAP
Accidents happen! If you have a spill on your rug blot it gently. Try and avoid rubbing the stain, this can cause it to sink deeper into the rug fibers.
If you are in need of a solution, 1 teaspoon of dishwashing detergent with ¼ teaspoon white vinegar in 1 quart of warm water is a great at-home solution. Store-bought solution is another option, but be sure to test a small area of the rug with it first to make sure it won’t discolor the fibers.
If there’s ever a spill on your rug, blog it away gently. Avoid rubbing the stain as this can make it sink deeper into the rug fibers.
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