What Happens When You Turn A Rug Upside Down?

source: Facebook/Holly Vogler

My family has a dog who sheds quite a bit, so I vacuum our floors (including all rugs) almost daily. And although I see the pet hair and other debris get sucked into the vacuum, keeping the rug in its proper place won’t actually clean it all that well. In order to get everything out of the rugs in your home, you should actually be flipping them upside down.


Holly Vogler shared a Facebook post describing what happened when she flipped the rug in her living room upside down. After running a vacuum over the other side, a ton of dirt, dust, and who knows what else fell out onto the floor. The above picture shows the amount of dirt that had fallen from the rug after the third time of doing this!

Once you’ve tried this method and are confident all of the dirt is out of your carpets, you can deodorize them with baking soda. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on the rug, then let it sit for a few hours. When the time’s up, vacuum up all of the baking soda. The baking soda will absorb and trap odors, leaving your carpets smelling fresh and clean.

source: DIY Network

Now that you know these simple yet effective tips, don’t neglect the carpets in your home any longer!