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Rug Storage Tips

Rugs are valuable and sometimes even rare and collectible pieces of home decor. However, that doesn’t mean that they always match your other home furnishings. How can you store a large rug without damaging it? Rugs are vulnerable to bug infestations and mold growths, so it’s important that you store them in the right environmental conditions. Here are some storage tips to help you keep your rug fresh and clean while it’s packed away.

Keep It Clean

Before putting your rug away, make sure to give it a thorough cleaning. Cleaning is the best way to prevent stains, mold and bug infestations, even if you’re only storing your rug for a short period of time. You can either vacuum your rug or take it outside and shake the dirt out, depending on the size and durability of your carpet. Having your rug professionally shampooed before storage is also a great way to eliminate any dust mites or flea eggs that may be hiding in it.

Roll Your Rug

The safest and most space-efficient way to store your rug is by rolling it rather than folding it. Folding your rug can create creases that are impossible to remove. It can also warp your rug, making it difficult to lay flat. If the bottom of your rug, known as the foundation, is starting to break, roll your carpet with the foundation on the inside. If your foundation is in good condition, roll your carpet with the foundation facing outside.

Choose a Smart Location

To prevent environmental damage, rugs should be stored in a dry and cool area away from natural light. Many people choose to store their rugs in the attic or basement, but these areas attract moisture that can damage rugs and invite pests. That’s why a self-storage unit is the best choice for rug storage. Not only do self-storage units provide the perfectly controlled environment to store your rug risk-free, they also save space in your home. If you have a rug but not the adequate space or environment to store it, contact us at Migson Public Storage for convenient and accommodating storage solutions that are designed to suit your needs.

Posted on August 18, 2016 | General Tips

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