We all try to keep our bedrooms as clean as possible at all times, and that includes making sure the carpet is regularly vacuumed. But a tidy carpet doesn’t always equate to a fresh-smelling and deep-cleaned carpet.
Did you know that carpet can hold up to 1 pound of dirt per square foot while still looking clean, according to One Good Thing by Jillee?
Plus, more than just dirt gets caught up in your carpet fibers. Quite a bit of organic matter can get stuck in your carpet, including dead skin cells and hair, which attracts bacteria and dust mites. This can then cause damage to your carpet, as well as potential health issues.
To keep your carpet clean and dirt free, consider these helpful tips for effectively cleaning bedroom carpets.
Vacuum Once a Week With Baking Soda
Keep bedroom carpets superficially clean by thoroughly vacuuming once each week — or even more often as necessary. Doing so will help eliminate most of the organic matter trapped in carpet fibers. Remember to vacuum everywhere, including under area rugs and furniture.
One trick you can use during your weekly vacuum regimen is to sprinkle baking soda on the carpet. This will help absorb odors.
Use a High-Quality Vacuum
You’ll need a really good vacuum to do the job of sucking up dead skin and hair out of your bedroom carpets. And this doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune on a new vacuum. When searching for a high-quality vacuum, make sure to look for a motorized brush and strong suction, two of the most important features of an effective vacuum.
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If you are looking for a portable vacuum that’s easy to use, the Website One Good Thing by Jillee recommends the Shark ION Rocket vacuum, which is cordless, lightweight, and powerful enough to do a high-quality job. And you can also use this vacuum model to clean furniture and blinds.
Steam Clean Your Carpet
You can get your carpets professionally steam cleaned for the perfect deep clean. It’s recommended that you steam clean your carpets about once a year. The benefits of steam cleaning carpets go beyond just cleaning them. Doing so also helps prolong carpet life.
If you want to save some money, however, and you don’t already own a steam cleaner, you can rent one from your local supermarket or home goods store.
Add Area Rugs
To keep your bedroom carpets as clean as possible, add a few area rugs here and there in high-traffic locations. The rugs will catch a lot of the dust, dirt, and debris, stopping it from reaching the carpeting underneath. Then just vacuum the area rugs once a week. You can also stick them in the washer if they fit.
Clean Stains Immediately
Clean up carpet stains right way. It’s much easier to clean up stains immediately because the liquid won’t have a chance to set into the carpet. And if your carpet is liquid-resistant, it’s even that much easier to clean up. Try to blot the stain out initially. If that doesn’t work to remove the entire stain, then apply a carpet stain remover, let it set on the carpet for about an hour, and then blot the stain away with a clean cloth.
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But make sure to test the colorfastness of your carpet before using a stain remover by testing an inconspicuous area.
It’s extremely important to keep your bedroom carpets clean, not only to make your house look better, but also to ensure bacteria and other allergens don’t negatively affect your health. You can always just get rid of your carpet altogether and get wood floors; but if you can’t, then try the steps above to ensure your bedroom carpets stay refreshingly clean.