4 Carpet Hacks to Make It Look Like New Again

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Keep your area rug or carpet looking its best with these simple carpet hacks, from deep cleaning to stain removal.

If there’s a piece of furniture in your home that’s prone to getting dirty and wear & tear, it would be the carpet. Carpet or area rugs are great for improving your home’s style and comfort. Additionally, it makes the space feel warm and helps decrease noise. However, as we have mentioned, carpets or area rugs often get dirty over and over again. So how do you keep your carpet or area rug to make it look new again?

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Remove Furniture Indentations With an Ice Cube

One of the carpet hacks is to use an ice cube to remove furniture indentations. We have to say that this tip is effective, especially if you’ve switched out your furniture and your old furniture left indentations behind. Allow the ice cube to melt in the dented spot, then brush the carpet fibers to restore them. Avoid using a scrub brush as this can be too abrasive for your carpet or area rug. Finish it off by vacuuming your carpet once it’s completely dry.

Remove Stains With Vinegar & Washing Up Liquid

Easily remove stains with vinegar, washing up liquid, and warm water. Simply mix the three components to remove stains like coffee, mud, or red wine. Vacuum your carpet or area rug once it’s completely dry.

Sprinkle Baking Soda to Eliminate Odors

One of the carpet hacks (that you probably already know) is to use baking soda to eliminate odors trapped in your carpet or area rug. Baking soda absorbs odors like smoke or pets. Simply sprinkle the baking soda over your carpet and leave it for a couple of hours. Vacuum the carpet thoroughly to remove all of the baking soda. Voila! You have a carpet that smells like new again.

Vacuum Often

This is one of the easiest carpet hacks to maintain your carpet’s form. Vacuum your carpet or area rug at least once a week. Some households prefer to vacuum their carpet at least twice or thrice a week because of factors like kids, pets, or if more people are living in the space. Choose a suction-only function to gently vacuum the carpet or area rug.

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Keep your carpet or area rugs looking and smelling good as new all year round with these easy carpet hacks! Learn more interior design tips and ideas on Omysa’s Design blog. You got this!

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