How To Easily Clean Your Turkish Rug

Authentic Turkish rugs like all other oriental rugs are of high quality, very classy and a great investment, because if taken care of properly can last a lifetime and even be left for the next generations.

Turkish rugs cleaning

In order to preserve your beautiful Turkish rug, and keep all the natural dyes of the pretty geometric patterns as pretty as new, you need to provide proper regular cleaning, maintenance and safe and suitable stain removal whenever necessary.

With proper cleaning and care, the fibres will stay intact, and so will the colours, fringes and the rug will remain in its original form and shape.

Simple Tips For Turkish Rugs Cleaning

Here are some basic tips on how to clean Turkish rugs:

  • Use a hand broom with all natural bristles to brush your hand-made rug on a regular basis. Remember to flip the rug over and brush its bottom part as well, and don’t forget to clean the flooring underneath it. Regular brushing and cleaning will keep the dirt out of the rug and will keep the fibres safe from damage which can be caused be embedded residue.
  • If you prefer to use a vacuum cleaner, be gentle with it, and never ever use the brush attachment on your Turkish rug. Use only the nozzle attachment to clean the top and bottom of your rug.
  • As for the deep cleaning, do not overdo it. Depending on the brightness of your rug, as well as the traffic on it, it should be cleaned once a year or every two years. To determine whether your rug needs washing, just touch the carpet pile, and if it feels harsh and course, then the rug probably needs washing. You can also lift one of the corners and tap it on top of your open palm – if there are dust and dirt, then it is time for cleaning.
  • Remember: The safest way to deep clean your Turkish rug is to book the services of a reputable carpet cleaning service, which offers quality guarantees and cleaning insurance.

  • If your rug isn’t antique, made of fine silk or in need of carpet repair, you can wash it by yourself, but you need to follow some important rules, in order to do it properly and safely and avoid ruining the rug.

Washing Your Turkish Rug By Yourself

  1. Test the rug for colorfastness by rubbing a damp white cloth on an inconspicuous spot, and see if there is a transfer of colour on the cloth.
  2. If it is OK for washing, take it out and beat it or shake it gently so that you get as much of the dust and dirt out of it.
  3. Use a soft brush with natural bristles and a bucket of lukewarm water with carpet shampoo, white vinegar or liquid soap to brush across the pile, gently.
  4. Brush vertically, after that horizontally with the shampoo and after that with clean water. Use as little water as possible both for the cleaning and rinsing.
  5. Let the carpet dry without stepping on it.
Simple Ways of Cleaning Your Wealden Hall House

If you are lucky enough to own or inhabit a Wealden hall house, you are probably wondering is there an easy way for cleaning it and keeping it clean.

Wealden hall house cleaning

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While there is no specific method for cleaning these beautiful medieval hall houses with timber frames, there are some simple tips which can make cleaning it a bit easier. Here are how to easily of cleaning your Wealden hall house:

First of all, if you are using your Wealden hall house as a guest house, then it is a good idea to hire professional regular cleaning services to come and give the house a deep cleaning after the guests have left and before the new ones arrive.

Many owners of such guest houses have posted their requirements for their guests to leave the house in a certain condition, which is part of the conditions for staying in these beautiful houses. These requirements can include: removing the bed linen and pillow cases, cleaning out the fridge and kitchen cupboards out of the foodstuff and other products brought by the guests, removing all towels, taking the garbage outside, etc.

Of course, you may prefer to do the cleaning up yourself, which may cost the customers more but they will be relieved of the burden to spend their last day of their vacation cleaning your property.

It is a good idea to always deep clean the bathroom and the kitchen after guests, or if you are using the hall house as your own home. Do it at least once a month.

  • Deep cleaning the bathroom means removing all items from all surfaces and cleaning the sink, toilet seat, lid and bowl, all shelves, the shower doors, the bathtub and all faucets. Use a glass cleaner, a multi-surface cleaner or a water and vinegar solution to spray the walls, the shower doors, the tiles and grout.
  • Vinegar is an excellent natural disinfectant and helps dissolve the soap residue and grime. Do not use vinegar for marble or granite floors because its acidity can damage the surface of your marble or granite floors and other surfaces.

  • Deep cleaning of the kitchen means taking out the stuff from the cupboards and fridge and cleaning them inside and out. A deep cleaning of the oven, microwave and other kitchen appliances is also part of the job.

For regular cleaning of your Wealden hall house, you should sweep the visible dirt and residue from the floor, dust any surfaces which look dusty and pick up any clutter. Vacuum and mop at least once a week. Dusting the surfaces should also be performed once a week.

The best tip is to create your weekly cleaning schedule, and distribute all tasks evenly, so you don’t need to do the cleaning at once.

Tips On Emergency Home Cleaning

Sometimes we just wish that we can give our homes a quick emergency cleaning so that we can focus on our jobs, kids, social life, hobbies or whatever else we prefer doing other than cleaning for hours and hours.

Emergency cleaning
There are some clever tips to perform a rather efficient “emergency” cleaning, which can come in handy if you need to make your home presentable in 20-30 minutes. Of course, this type of quick cleaning doesn’t eliminate the need for performing a good deep cleaning at some point.
These tips are useful for getting ready quickly for unexpected guests or visits, for example. Here are the quick tips to make your house look as presentable as possible fast:

  1. Get a large trash bag and walk around all rooms quickly and stuff any trash, papers, etc. you find. Of course, you can limit this activity to the rooms which your guests will be entering only.
  2. Pick up any dishes and dirty cups and throw them in the sink or directly in the dishwasher. No need or time to do the dishes right away, just pile them up.
  3. Get another bag and put anything in it which is not useful for you and is just lying around. You will take care of sorting it later.
  4. Next step is to get your laundry basket and collect anything which doesn’t belong to the room. Move to the next room and put away whatever belongs there. Keep going like that through the rooms which need to be express cleaned. Straighten up any pillows, covers, rugs, towels as you go. Put the toys in the toy box.
  5. Vacuum the areas which will be seen and used by the guests. If necessary, use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe tables, shelves or other obviously dusty surfaces.
  6. Grab a glass of multi-surface cleaner and use it to clean the door knobs, the toilet bowls and seats, the sinks, mirrors. Use a cloth or towel to dry everything.v
  7. Now is the time to load the dishwasher with all the dishes you picked up if you didn’t do that already.
  8. Look around the kitchen and wipe off any smudges and dirt from the cupboards or surfaces.
  9. If you have the time, mop the floors of the bathroom, hallways, or any other place or room which will be seen and used by your unexpected guests.
  10. Light a scented candle, place that flower vase on the dinner table, and make some last preparations to make your house look as presentable as possible.