How can you keep your rugs and carpets clean when every time your door opens the deluge of mud and dirt wants to sneak in – on children’s shoes, on pets’ paws, on the feet of guests, and so on?! Here are some handy tips to help keep your rugs clean(er):
- Create a ‘no shoes in the house’ rule. Set up a shoe rack at each entry, so shoes can be immediately taken off. Though this can be a slippery situation for guests you invite into your home. Using your own judgement for that is best. However, most people will cheerfully comply and understand.
- Have mats inside and out – one to stomp on outside the door to remove as much dirt as possible, and one inside for people to stand on while removing their footwear.
- Add runners down heavily trafficked areas in the home – from doorway to kitchen, in front of the couch, and down hallways. These will take the brunt of the dirt if someone forgets to take their shoes off.
- Set up a pen around the doggie door. Your pet can re-enter the home, but must stay on a rug covered penned area until you are able to snag a towel and wipe his or her feet off. No muddy paw prints on the clean carpet!
No matter how hard you try, the rugs are going to get dirty, so give Chem-Dry by the Millers a call to help get them clean again.