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The Top Tips for Storing Rugs

The Top Tips for Storing Rugs


A nice rug is an investment. Whether it is an area rug for your living room, an ornate rug hanging on the wall, or large welcome rug inside of your house, storing your rug properly will help to keep it in the best shape possible. Try out these essential rug storage tips!

How to Store a Rug in 6 Easy-to-Follow Tips

  • Always check the manufacturer approved instructions: Before taking any rug storage steps, it is important to check the manufacturer approved instructions. Different kinds of rugs will require different care, and it is important that your rug receives the care it needs. If the tag is no longer on the rug, check the manufacturer’s website to see if the instructions are listed on there.
  • Clean the rug: One of the worst things you can do is to store a rug that is dirty. Vacuum off the rug to remove any dirt, lint, hair or any other debris. Once the rug has been vacuumed, use a gentle detergent to clean the rug. • Allow the rug time to dry: Never store a rug that is wet or damp. Storing a rug that is not completely dry can result in mold or mildew forming on the rug.
  • Roll up the rug for storage: The best method for storing your rug is to roll it up. Never fold up the rug as this can cause damaging creases. When rolling up the rug, roll it in line with the grain. This will keep it in the best shape as possible. • Store the rug vertical: When storing your rug, keep it standing up vertically. Laying a rolled-up rug down during storage can result in flat spots forming.
  • Utilize a climate controlled storage unit: A climate controlled storage unit will protect your rug from dangerous fluctuations in temperature. Fluctuations in temperature can cause your rug to become damaged and aged. Another major benefit of using a climate controlled storage unit is the storage space is dark. Storing your rug in a dark location is important because over time, light can cause your rug to fade.

Store Your Rug With Oakley Self Storage!

Are you looking for a storage facility near you in Oakley, CA? Oakley Self Storage has a variety of sizes of storage units perfect for storing rugs and other household items. Our storage facilities offer traditional and climate controlled storage units in a wide range of sizes, including the 5x5, 5x10, 10x10 and 10x30 storage unit. Reserve your household storage unit today!