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How to Clean Woven Grass Rugs

Are you scratching your head trying to figure out how to clean your woven grass rug? Obviously you can’t throw it in the washing machine or use a regular carpet cleaner on it. And most spot cleaning products on the market are intended for cotton, wool, or synthetic fiber rugs. So how do you clean […]

How to Clean Red Wine From Upholstery

We all enjoy a nice glass of red wine in the evening, but sometimes imbibing results in a dark red mishap. If you end up with a red wine stain on your upholstered furniture, don’t worry! Chances are, you can get it out with just two simple cleaning ingredients if you act quickly. Try to […]

How to Clean a Futon Mattress

Wondering how to clean a futon mattress? Or how about maintaining your futon mattress to keep it looking clean, smelling fresh, and to extend its usefulness? Futons are a great, versatile furniture choice, especially for tight spaces and multi-purpose rooms. Because many people use their futons both as sofas and beds, they can get dirty […]

Why Does My Wool Rug Smell?

Since wool comes from sheep fibers, sometimes wool rugs can take on an unpleasant smell when exposed to water or moisture. The odor is reminiscent of wet dog or barnyard animals, and when you’ve invested a bit of money into your wool rug, a smell like that can be alarming! But not to worry. There […]

How to Get Dents Out Of Carpets

Rearranging your living room only to find unsightly dents in your carpet? Not a problem. Divots left behind in your carpet by pieces of furniture can easily be removed and fluffed out with these simple steps. Lay a damp towel over the dent. Run an iron over the towel on medium heat, checking periodically to […]

How to Clean a Velvet Couch

Velvet upholstered furniture is beautiful and luxurious, but this upholstery can be one of the trickiest types to clean. Stains don’t only sit on the surface of the velvet, they also coat the individual fibers and seep into the backing, causing quite a mess! So how do you clean a velvet couch, chair, or ottoman? […]

Where Can I Take an Area Rug to be Cleaned?

Want to know where you can take an area rug to be cleaned? You have two options. You can either try to DIY it, or you can call in a professional. We wrote a post some time back on the pros and cons of do-it-yourself rug and carpet cleaning. You should be able to safely […]

Can You Wash Scotch Guarded Fabric?

Do you have a Scotch Guarded sofa or chair that needs spot treatment? Many couches and chairs come from the factory already treated with a product called Scotchgard. (You can also apply a Scotchgard treatment yourself at home.) This is really great stuff—it repels water and prevents liquids from absorbing into the upholstery fabric, reducing […]