House Maintenance

How to Maintain Carpeted Floors

Having a carpet already requires high-maintenance, having a whole room with carpeted floors requires even more time and effort to maintain its cleanliness. It can be overwhelming if you don’t know how to clean it well, and you don’t want to end up with dusty and dirty carpets. Here are some tips on how to make sure your carpeted floors are always clean and fresh.

Vacuum it once a week

Vacuuming is an essential part of carpet maintenance. If you don’t have the time, you can invest on a robot vacuum cleaner. Make sure you do your research first and get ones recommended by an official website with excellent reviews. Vacuum your floors at least once a week, and this will prevent any piling of dust and dirt. You can do it every Sunday so that you can start the week with clean floors that will motivate you to get up in the morning.

Take more time vacuuming certain areas

You should generally take your time when vacuuming because vacuuming in a hurry will leave you with lots of dirt still left in the carpet. Focus on areas that are often stepped on and is at higher risk of having dust and dirt, such as the living room area or the area where there is storage (pile of books, for example). Go back to these certain areas once you are done with vacuuming the whole floor just to ensure that there isn’t any dirt left.

Fight odors with baking soda

You might have spilled something on your carpets that develops an odor, and you don’t know how to get rid of it. A well-known trick is to add baking soda in your vacuum cleaner to help fight odors. Only use about a teaspoon because too much can ruin your carpets. Never use soap or fragrance sprays in attempt to get rid of an odor coming from your carpet, as it will damage the material and make an even more intense odor.

De-clutter

Cluttering may work well with wooden or plain tile for flooring because dust can be easily cleaned. However, it won’t work well when you have carpeted floors. Piled dust is much harder to vacuum, you’d have to spend more time vacuuming that area, and it will leave you with a backache. Always declutter when you have carpeted floors, have one day every month where you focus on getting rid of any clutter. You can also invest in storage furnitures that doesn’t touch the floor, such as wall racks and shelves.

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