Persian Rugs - Care and Cleaning

Written by Jeffrey Brokob

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4. Moths. Moths can do some serious damage to your rug. Checkrepparttar back regularly for infestation. Moths are common in rugs that are in hidden inrepparttar 135429 dark, such as under a bed.

5. Storage. If you need to store your rug for an extended period of time, roll it tightly into a cylinder. Don't forget to mothproof it first. Cover with kraft paper. Then wraprepparttar 135430 rolled rug in TyvekŪ, which is water resistant and breathable. Do not use plastic as it will not letrepparttar 135431 rug breathe and could lead to mildew. Store in a dry, cool well ventilated area. Don't makerepparttar 135432 mistake of storing it in your attic, or inrepparttar 135433 rafters of your garage.


Simple, use a professional. This is not a job for a do-it-yourselfer. Consult your phone book for a reputable place. Plan on having it cleaned every 1-3 years, depending onrepparttar 135434 amount of traffic.

Spills. Clean them up immediately. Don't wait forrepparttar 135435 company to leave. Work fromrepparttar 135436 outside ofrepparttar 135437 spill torepparttar 135438 center so as not to spread it. If you've got a stain, be cautious with using commercial spot removers, as they could damage your rug. If you do use one, test it first, if at all possible.

Jeff Brokob is a freelance writer providing tips and advice for consumers buying Persian rugs of all types including Oriental carpets, antique and contemporary rugs. His numerous articles offer money saving tips and valuable insight on typically confusing topics.

Crafty Country Decorating Style Ideas

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

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Crafty country is a great way to design as long as you remember one word: moderation. The frills and flowery stencils of this design are notrepparttar only parts of it. Another part of country is simply that you are crafty and you create your own unique items. Make a desk out of an old door; make screens out of window shutters; use an old window with berries and holly glued on to make a beautiful Christmas decoration. Being creative is reallyrepparttar 135420 most wonderful part ofrepparttar 135421 crafty country style. Your friends will marvel at your ingenuity as you create a style that is yours and yours alone.

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