Storing Rugs: Important Do's and Don'ts of Rug Storage
Are you looking for tips for storing a rug? Whether you are moving homes and are placing some household items into storage, or are looking for a storage option for out of season items, it is important to correctly store your rug in order to maintain its quality. In order to help out, we’ve compiled a list of the do’s and don’ts of rug storage! Check it out below.
How to Clean a Rug
Before you can store your rug, it is important to clean it thoroughly. Over time, not only can mold and mildew form on a dirty rug, but it can also attract pests. Before cleaning the rug, check the manufacturer approved instructions. If the manufacturer approved instructions are not available, check the manufacturer’s website for information.
When cleaning a rug, vacuum it first to remove any loose debris like dirt, food or hair. Once vacuumed, use a mild detergent to remove any caked-on stains.
Important Tips for Storing a Rug
Do: Always allow the rug time to dry before storage-
Storing a rug that isn’t fully dry essentially invites mold and mildew to form on your rug. Before placing your rug into storage, give it adequate time to dry.
Don’t: Fold the rug for storage-
When placing a rug into storage, it is important to roll it up. Folding a rug can cause it to become permanently creased or damaged. When rolling up the rug, be sure to roll with the grain.
Do: Stand the rug vertically in storage-
Never lay a rug down horizontally in storage. Over time, laying the rug down horizontally can cause flat spots to form within the structure of the rug.
Don’t: Place your rug into storage without checking on it-
If there is a problem with your rug, it is important that you’re able to identify the issue as quickly as possible. Plan on checking on your rug and looking for any signs of damage at least a couple of times a year.
Do: Use a climate controlled storage unit-
When storing a rug, always store it in a climate controlled storage unit. A climate controlled storage unit will protect your rug from dangerous fluctuations in temperature. Additionally, a climate controlled storage unit is dark and will protect your rug from light. Over time, the exposure to light may cause the rug to fade.
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