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3 Carpet Maintenance Tips You've Never Heard Of

Clean like a pro with these smart hacks

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There's no doubt that a beautiful rug or carpet, with it's intricate designs and rich colors, can make a space twice as beautiful. However, no matter how elegant it might be, it can be quite difficult to maintain.

Despite your best effort to keep it pristine, it will inevitably have dirty spots and spills eventually. To learn how to handle problem areas like an expert, we've listed down some tips and tricks you can try at home:   

Main photo from: Favim

The Club Soda Trick 

Club soda can remove the toughest of stains—if you use it correctly. Start by blotting the area with club soda and a soft cloth. Once the stain is lifted, rinse the spot with warm water while brushing the carpet strands into their natural direction. Finish off by using kitchen towels to damp off excess water and leave until the carpet is dry. 

Photo from HomeRepair

Scrape It Off

If there's something worse than wine, it's probably melted sugar. For candy residue, try to scrape it off immediately with a spotter brush or the dull side of a butter knife—it's very important to get everything out—otherwise it will turn sticky and attract dirt easily. Rinse with warm soapy water and blot with paper towels to dry. 

Photo from Wikihow.  

Freeze Drying

If you have kids around the home, you've most likely experienced the horror of getting gum stuck in the carpet. Instead of struggling with pulling it out, grab a couple of ice cubes and freeze the gum solid. Afterwards, use a spoon to lift up the glob and cut the strands of carpet as close to the gum as possible. Make sure to cut the tiniest of hairs so the spot won't be noticeable.

Photo from Popular Mechanics.  

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