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Keep Your Rugs Looking Pristine
With These
Genius Tips
Limit Odors
Eliminate pesky odors in the rugs around your home through the use of essential oils. Mix essential oils with vinegar and water to create an all-purpose deodorizer.
You can also brew up your own natural freshener spray by blending several drops of your favorite essential oils with baking soda and water in a spray bottle.
Bristle Broom Or Brush
Use a rubber-bristled tool to lift hair from your rugs without releasing them into the air or stirring up debris, which will reduce your need to vacuum.
The rubber bristles create a static cling effect and attract pet hair and dust, pulling them from carpet fibers. Rubber bristles are also easy to clean with soap and water.
Antibacterial Spray
To counteract contaminants that discolor and stain your rugs, use an antibacterial spray made for your rug’s fabric that kills harmful germs and bacteria.
Antibacterial sprays can be especially helpful after a sickness has made its way through your home. They also help to keep rugs germ-free if you have little ones crawling around.
Treat Them To UV Rays
Hang your clean rugs over a railing or clothesline and allow the UV rays from the sun to tackle certain types of bacteria hidden in the fibers.
If your rug is too large
to hang outside, or the weather doesn’t permit it, you can still use some UV rays for disinfecting by using a vacuum with an integrated UV light.
Use Baking Soda
Baking soda is a natural deodorizer that will neutralize any odors in your rugs. It will also absorb moisture, dirt, and oil, making it a must-use cleaning tool.
Do a patch test on an inconspicuous area of your rug to ensure the color won't be damaged. Sprinkle it over your rug for a thick layer over tough stains,
and let it work its magic.