Cleaning Your Bathroom Rugs
Bathroom rugs are an area of carpeting that may easily receive the most wear and tear in your home. Often, you’ll be able to quickly shake off most of the lint and other dirt easily, then just vacuum or sweep it up off the floor. If that doesn’t work, grab your lint roller and give your bathroom rugs a quick treatment with it. Vinegar and water, or a commercial scent remover, will freshen the smell of your rugs right up. However, don’t use the vinegar too close to when company is coming, because it will continue to smell like vinegar for as long as it isn’t dry. Baking soda can remove odors too, but if you use it, your bathroom rugs need to be completely dry and you’ll need to vacuum it up for the next time your rug gets damp, you’ll have clumps and it will track onto your hard floors.
A vigorous shaking is the best way to get fresher looking rugs when you’re in a real hurry. It shakes out any dirt, while also shaking out the nap of the bathroom rugs. However, vacuuming is the best option when you have enough time to get your vacuum out and put away before your company arrives. Use an upholstery or dusting hose attachment and have at it. The suction removes dust and dirt while the action of rubbing the attachment across the nap of the rug perks it up.