There’s nothing quite like plush carpet. Hardwoods have the aesthetic charm, but clean, fresh carpet can give your home an undeniably comfy feel. Likewise, messy carpets are definitely not fun: stains, pet hair, and dirt can turn it from lovely to repulsive quickly.
Keeping carpet soft and welcoming takes regular maintenance and care. To keep carpet in your home looking and feeling great, it pays to be proactive! Here are some easy ways to keep it in top shape.
Take Your Shoes Off
There’s nothing like taking your shoes off after a long day. Your carpets appreciate it just as much as you, and an aggressive no shoes policy can do wonders for keeping your carpets clean. Invest in a shoe rack in your entryway or mud room, and make sure to clean your dog’s paws after a walk. With guests, you can avoid awkward conversations with a sign near your entrance.
Invest in a Quality Vacuum
Most people don’t vacuum enough; raise your hand if you have time to clean your carpets and rugs once per week. But another issue is the quality of your vacuum, something you may not think enough about. Miele and Riccar are held in very high regard, but come with an accompanying high price. For the more budget-minded, Hoover and Dirt Devils come recommended by Good Housekeeping.
Getting bored of your current arrangement? Rearranging your furniture can benefit more than your feng shui. Left in the same spot for too long, your big comfy sofa and favorite recliner put undue stress on tiny areas of your carpet. Change things up every now and then to make sure your carpet wears evenly.
Get a Professional Cleaning
In addition to routine vacuuming, experts recommend that you have your carpets professionally cleaned once per year. Professional cleaners use steam cleaning to lift dirt and dust from within the carpet fibers, getting way deeper than a vacuum ever could. If you’re on a budget, you can rent a Rug Doctor from your local grocery store. You don’t even have to use expensive cleaning solution; just some water and a little Dawn will do the job.
Contact Bold Construction to find out if carpets in areas of your home could help you create the home of your dreams!