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How to Store Your Rug to Preserve Its Quality

Follow these simply tips for store your rug and preserve its quality.

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By Natasha Johnson
Nevena Radulović - Editor for Beija Flor
Edited by Nevena Radulović

Published February 5, 2023.

Whether you're planning on storing your rug because you're moving house, you want to save it for future use, or simply because you want to add flair to your space with a different area rug, it's important to ensure you pack your rug away correctly.

When stored incorrectly or for long periods of time, rugs stand the risk of losing their shape and texture and attracting pests, mildew, or mold (when exposed to extreme temperatures). To keep your rugs protected and in tip-top condition, we bring you some easy and effective storage tips.

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How to Store Your Rug Safely

Simply follow these quick and easy tips:

  • Thoroughly clean and vacuum your rug to remove dust and dirt and prevent future build-up.
  • To keep pests away, apply natural, fabric-safe insect and moth repellents.
  • To minimize storage damage, roll the rug tightly from the bottom up and wrap it in a protective fabric or polyurethane rug wrap. Don't fold the rug because this will cause permanent creases over time.
  • Store the rug vertically in a cool, dry place with no exposure to natural light to preserve its shape and color. Don't place any boxes or containers on top of your rug to avoid messing with the integrity of its shape.
  • Unroll your rug every 1–2 months to make sure there's no damage or bug infestation. Give it a vacuum before you roll it up again to eliminate any dust.

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Preserve Your Rug's Quality With Proper Storage

By following these easy steps, you're not only protecting your rug, but you're also saving yourself some future effort by ensuring it will be in pristine condition when you're ready to roll it out again. If you properly store your rugs following these tips, you can rest assured your rug will last for many years to come.

And for easier storage, we recommend opting for rugs made of durable materials that are easy to maintain, like anti-stain rugs perfect for your kitchen sink area or easy-to-clean rugs for under your kitchen table.

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