Indoor decoration ideas include the use of chic rugs. If you want to make your rugs last longer, you need to know the right way to take care of them. Use a homemade cleaning solution to keep them clean and smelling fresh. Rugs are delicate when compared to carpets. You need to employ a different cleaning technique to keep your rugs in good condition.
There are many kinds of rugs. They come in different shapes, sizes and are made from different materials. Before cleaning them, you must read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully to know if you need to machine-wash or hand-wash them. In case you are going to be using the washing machine, put your rugs in a pillowcase or a cotton bag. Avoiding direct contact with the drum will significantly reduce the risk of damage to your rugs.
Vacuum your rugs every week. In case of a stain, treat it as soon as possible. This will prevent the stain from setting firmly into your rug. Wash your rugs once every 3 months to keep them looking new for longer.
Ingredients to Keep Handy:
a) Vacuum cleaner
b) Bristled brush
c) Warm water
d) White vinegar
e) Liquid detergent
f) Old toothbrush
Follow the steps given below to deep-clean your rugs.
Step 1: Dust Your Rug
Get rid of dust particles that have settled on your rug. Turn the rug upside down and run a vacuum cleaner to remove surface dirt. Now, flip it again and run the vacuum cleaner over it. Be careful to avoid the tassels.
Step 2: Brush Your Rug
Remove hair strands or dust that are stuck to the rug with a medium-bristled brush. But, do not apply too much pressure. You may damage the shape of your rug.
Step 3: Treat Your Rug
Take a bowl of warm water. Add 4-5 drops of white vinegar and a drop of liquid laundry detergent to it. Mix and apply the solution on the stained areas of your carpet. Scrub the affected spots with an old toothbrush to remove the stains. Rinse with plain water.
Step 4: Wash Your Rug
Put your rug to wash as per the instructions on the care label. Do not wring your rug to remove excess moisture. If you are machine-washing it, do not put it in the dryer. To clean your rug in washing machine, you can try using Surf Excel Matic Liquid for this. It leaves no residue (like powders do) as being a liquid it dissolves completely in water. It helps maintain your machine’s life. Flat-dry your rug in a shaded place away from direct sunlight to prevent discolouration.
You should now have clean and fresh rug, ready to impress your guests.