I want to show the most effective way I have found to clean an area rug and the good news is:
If you have ever pulled up carpet, you know what I am talking about when I say, it can be horrifying! All the years of dirt and debris get trapped underneath and even if you professionally clean them every six months as suggested, there is just no way to truly get them clean.
Now area rugs are another story because you can get to the underside!
When we first looked at our farmhouse one of our fellow old-home lover friends came to admire the place. The carpet was DISGUSTING, yes, I just yelled that.
There were so many pet stains that I wouldn’t let them kids take their shoes off. But, once I turned my back they started rolling across the floor. I think I might have flipped out on them at that point.
But, once our friend took out his knife and pulled up the corner of that nasty carpet to reveal original hard wood floors, I caught the vision.
We spent that first fourth of July tearing out that horrible carpet and pulling staples till our hands blistered.
Once the hardwoods were restored, the house was strangely echoey and we set out to find a few area rugs.
This worked well to quiet our house and cleaning hardwoods was much easier than carpets, but I still needed to find a good way to clean the area rugs every so often.
Finally, I settled on the below method. . .
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