Almost a week until New Year and still haven’t cleaned your home? We don’t mean to rush you, but you are out of time if you want to truly clean it for the New Year. With that on mind, I think it is time to get things in your hands and start cleaning. A clean area rug is a stylish and popular accessory that beautifies the home and makes it cozier and more inviting. As they are exposed to tremendous wear and tear on a daily basis a proper rug cleaning and maintenance routine will prolong its life and prevent it from wearing out prematurely. Now that the winter is gone and the rugs have gathered all the wet snow and mud in it, it is about time to wash away its dirt.
If it’s too late to save it, you can always take advantage of the upcoming rugs for sale Christmas offers. There are plenty of rugs for sale to choose online. All you need is to do a bit of a research, compare styles, models, prices and choose the one that will best meet your personal taste and requirements.
But, let’s get back to the cleaning procedure. Which is the best and most easy way to clean your rug?
Vacuum It Regularly
To keep an area rug into perfect condition, it is a must to flip it upside down and vacuum both front and rear side at leas once a month. Vacuuming the back of the rug with a brush helps push the down trapped dirt toward the top of the rug, so you can easily vacuum it when on the right side.
Use White Vinegar To Bring Back Its Color And Shine
Dilute the vinegar, 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water, soak a sponge in it and blot slowly. Be careful not to soak the carpet, just damp it. Allow it to air dry, away from the sun, because colours can fade away.
Avoid Store-Bought Carpet Shampoo On Area Rugs
Many of us adore the DIY projects and DIY methods, so they clean their rugs at home with special carpet shampoos and detergents. Unfortunately, almost all of the latter are harsh cleaners and are designed only for cleaning synthetic fibers, instead of natural fiber rugs.
So before you get busy with another DIY project, consider the fiber of your rug and after that clean it. Rugs with natural rich coloured fiber may easily discolor the rug as well as the floor underneath.
Here’s a tip, in the event of a spill and stain, soak all excess liquid with a cloth and clean the stain with a club soda or baking soda and white vinegar mixture, if necessary.
If you are not sure what to do, call a professional cleaning company that specializes in cleaning different types of rugs.
Use Borax To Remove Any Insect Infestation
Shampooing and steam cleaning are ineffective at preventing or killing insects. Instead, opt for the natural way and use borax, Borax naturally degrades insect’s exoskeletons and destroys larvae and eggs. All you need to do is sprinkle the borax on the rug, wait about 20 minutes, and vacuum.
If you think that none of the above tips helps, you can always contact a professional carpet/rug cleaning company and use its services, or throw the old rug and treat with new one. It is that time of the year when miracles happen and sales are on fire, so you will surely find amazing deals on rugs for sale.