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4 Essential Rug Storage Steps

4 Essential Rug Storage Steps


While it may not be often that you store a rug, when you do, it is important to do so correctly in order to prevent damage from occurring to the rug. A nice rug is an investment, and the last thing you want is for the rug to come out of storage looking differently than when you put it into storage. So, what steps should you take when storing a rug to ensure it remains damage free? Find out below!

Storing a Rug in 4 Easy to Follow Steps

Step 1: Check the manufacture approved instructions-

First and foremost, check the manufacturer approved instructions. Different rug materials will require different care, and it is important that your rug is treated for storage properly. If the manufacturer instructions are not available or the tag has been removed, look online for rug storage steps.

Step 2: Clean the rug-

Regardless of the kind of rug, it is important to clean it before storage. Whether it is an indoor or outdoor rug, rugs can take a beating. Any leftover dirt, dust, food or any other residue that’s leftover on a rug can result in mold or mildew forming on the rug during storage. Additionally, a rug that isn’t clean may attract pests. When cleaning the rug, first vacuum it, then use a gentle detergent to scrub away any caked-on residue.

Step 3: Allow the rug time to dry-

Regardless of your cleaning method, it is important to allow the rug time to dry before putting it into storage. Putting any wet item into storage can result in the formation of mold and mildew, which can spread to other items placed in storage.

Step 4: Roll up the rug and store it vertical-

Next, roll up the rug for storage in line with the grain. This will help to prevent your rug from cracking or bending during storage. Additionally, place the rolled-up rug vertically and not horizontally in the storage unit to avoid flat spots from forming on the rug.

Reserve a Climate Controlled Storage Unit with Self Storage of Vacaville!

When storing a sensitive item like a rug, it is essential to utilize a climate controlled storage unit. A climate controlled storage unit will help to protect your items from dangerous fluctuations in temperature, which can damage the rug.

Are you looking for a climate controlled storage unit near you? Self Storage of Vacaville has climate controlled storage units in Vacaville, CA, with a range of storage unit size options available. If you’re looking to store just the rug and a few small other items, consider a 5x5 storage unit. For full household storage, consider the 10x10 or 10x20 storage unit.

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