I love this rug in Little Miss’ room, but it was really starting to show wear! I knew I couldn’t throw it in the washing machine. So I had to learn how to clean a rug.
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I’ve only had this rug for a couple of months and it started to look really dirty! It was placed right in front of Little Miss’ crib. I don’t know if it was the daily walking on it or what.
It was starting to really bother me. Every time I walked in her room, I would notice how dirty this rug was. It had to be cleaned!
How to Clean a Rug
I took the rug outside and decided I was going to clean it. I decided to just use dish soap and then I needed something to scrub with and wring the water out.
We have a hardwood floor mop that has a removable cover that you can wash. The plastic part that holds the cover is strong and has holes in it.
I figured this would be perfect for massaging the soap in and pushing all the water out of the rug.
First, wet the rug with a hose. Get it super saturated and use the jet spray to try to spray off any loose dirt.
Then, squirt soap all over the rug. Use light pressure to massage the soap around the rug with the mop.
Start to use hard pressure to wring all the water out of the rug. When most of the water is gone, spray the rug down again. Try to spray all the soap off the rug.
Then, use the mop like a squeegee and squeeze all the water out of the rug.
- Hardwood Floor Mop
- Wet the rug with a hose. Get it super saturated and use the jet spray to try to spray off any loose dirt.
- Squirt soap all over the rug.
- Use light pressure to massage the soap around the rug with the mop.
- Use hard pressure to wring all the water out of the rug.
- Spray the rug down again, trying to spray as much as the soap of as possible.
- Use the mop like a squeegee and squeeze all the water out of the rug.
- You may have to repeat steps 5-6 again.
- Lay rug flat to dry in the sun.
This was a really satisfying process, but it also made my arms hurt! I was super happy with how to rug turned out! Now just leave it outside to dry.