We certainly had to wait a very long time for it, but it seems that spring has finally (finally!) arrived. I am so glad to be able to open the windows wide and let the fresh air in. As we freshen up the house in anticipation of summer parties and lazy nights, we want to make sure that the house is clean and ready for us and our guests to enjoy. Spring cleaning is a fantastic opportunity to deep clean all the areas that go neglected or unnoticed during the cold winter months. If you have a no shoes household, you generally can go longer between professional cleanings of handmade rugs and kilims. If you wear outside shoes on your rugs, then generally it is recommended you professionally clean your rugs and kilims every two years.
In between professionally cleaning, however, you can still take some steps to ensure your rugs are fresh and ready for summer. We recommend you remove your rug from its regular location and mop the area beneath it. Ensure that the area is dry before putting the rug back in its place. Vacuum the underside of your rug while you await the mopped area to dry. When you return the rug to its original location, ensure that it is rotated (this is important so that any sun exposure is distributed throughout). If you use a rug pad underneath your rug, be sure to shake it out to it is dust free before returning it to its original location.