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Rug Storage Tips from the Experts

Posted on: June 15, 2018 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage September 17, 2018

A couple rolling a rug before placing it into storage

While rugs were made to be durable enough to walk on, they can be surprisingly fragile if not treated correctly. Whether it is an ornate oriental rug or simply an outdoor rug you no longer want displayed, it is important to store your rug correctly.

The Top Rug Storage Tips

  • Vacuum the Rug: Before cleaning the rug, vacuum it to remove any pet hair, dust mites or anything else that may be caked on your rug. If you can’t find instructions on how to clean the rug, your best solution may be to get it professionally cleaned.
  • Check the Rug for Cleaning Instructions: Before storing your rug, it is important to give it a thorough cleaning. Overtime, any mud, dirt or soil left on the rug can cause it to deteriorate while in storage. Before choosing your cleaning material, check the rug for manufacture approved instructions. Depending on the material of the rug, it may require a special cleaning treatment.
  • Let the Rug Thoroughly Dry: It is very important to give the rug enough time to dry before placing it into storage. If you store the rug when it is wet, you will likely return to find an infestation of mold and mildew. Use a wet dry vacuum to extract as much water from the water as possible. If it is a warm day, place the rug outside to dry for at least 12 hours. Avoid placing rugs in direct sunlight to prevent them from fading.
  • Roll the Rug for Storage: When storing a rug, roll it instead of folding it. Folding the rug can cause cracks and creases to form, damaging the rug. When folding roll, it with the grain. Roll the rug as tightly as possible and secure it with a rope.
  • Use a Rug Storage Bag: Protect the rug from damage while in storage by using a rug storage bag. The rug storage bag should be made of canvas or a breathable material.
  • Store the Rug Vertically: Store the rug standing up vertically. Additionally, do not store any items on top of the rug. Storing items on top of the rug can cause it to crack or become damaged.
  • Keep the Rug Elevated: Water can seep up from the floor of the storage unit and damage your rug. Place pallets on the floor of your storage unit to act as a barrier between your rug and the moisture. If you do not have pallets, store the rug on top of another item.
  • Use Climate Controlled Storage: When storing a rug, it is important to store it in a location that is free from fluctuations in temperature. Unfortunately, this means that common storage locations like the garage or basement are not a viable rug storage solution. If you do not have a location in your home to store your rugs, consider a climate controlled storage unit. A climate controlled storage unit will maintain a temperature ideal for rug storage.
  • Check the Rug: If there is an issue with your rug, it is important to catch it as soon as possible. Every few months, make a trip to your storage unit to check on your rug. The last thing you want to discover is that you had an untreated bug infestation.

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Following these storage tips will make storing your rug a breeze. Lighthouse Self Storage has storage facilities in Carson, CA, Homestead, CA, Westminster, CA and Fort Lauderdale, FL, ready to meet your storage needs. Our 5×5 storage unit would be perfect for storing a rug and a few other small furniture pieces. The 5×10 and 10×10 storage unit would be a great storage solution for storing multiple rugs as well as other larger furniture pieces. Rent a storage unit today!

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