Before you decide to hand over your rug and credit card number to your local steam cleaning company let’s try this money saving, under a Dollar cleaning trick.
Since we are in and out providing Downtown Austin maid services to many apartments, condos and lofts we’ve noticed two things about rugs….
1.Nearly every Downtown Austin, Dallas or Houston apartment has more rugs than carpet, usually used to add a pop of color or for a sound barrier.
2.Most of our housekeeping services in Austin, Dallas and Houston are based on pet hair clean up more than human hair clean up and we all know pets love rolling on carpets and rugs.
Pet hair has dander, odors and then we add on cooking and living in a small space, or a rug being used for a pop of color in any size room and eventually we will have an odor problem.
Odors stick to soft surfaces. Couches, Comforters, Carpets and Rugs are the biggest odor keepers.
We’ve found that under a dollar and a minimal effort can not only save you some money, but freshen your space whether your rugs are in a large house or apartment/condo.
Buy Baking Soda
1. Baking soda comes in a small hand held container with holes and you can refill it!
2.Add a teaspoon of your favorite essential oil to the baking soda. Shake the contents and let the mixture marinate at least a few hours before the next step.
3. Sprinkle the baking soda mix generously over the rug and let it sit for at least 4-6 hours. I usually do this overnight when everyone is asleep for the best outcome.
4. Vacuum the baking soda up and empty the contents into the trash right away. Don’t let the contents sit in your vacuum bag or canister as you will end up redepositing the odors on your next vacuum use.
5. Pour a glass of wine or crack open a Beer because you saved the money and it took no time at all.
Now wasn’t that easy? Now after typing the word Sprinkle a few times I reminded myself of the new Sprinkle Cupcake location in The Domain in Austin that opened up. I may need to treat myself to the ATM Cupcake machine.
You may need to treat yourself to our housekeeping services so that you too can have more time to visit the Domain, and many other of your favorite local hang outs in your city!