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Washing rugs

Winter and snow has its advantages after all. This is what I did today – washed a rug the traditional way. Out with the rug face down in the snow, let it stay here for an hour or so, then shake or beat it gently with a broomstick to shake out the dust and dirt, brush off the snow and bring it back in again (but please let it dry before you put it back on the floor). No fighting with heavy, stiff and soaking wet rugs in the utility room, no dry cleaning bills – just take advantage of the possibilities the season offers.


4 responses

  1. What a good idea. I’ll have to try that next time it snows. Your lamb and olive stew above sounds yummy.

    02/02/2010 at 04:08

  2. Staffan H

    Lynn: Just leave the rug out for a while so it’s cold before you put it in the snow. Yep, the stew was yummy. 🙂

    02/02/2010 at 11:57

  3. Yes, that is the way to clean rugs and you get just a bit of fresh outside too.

    02/02/2010 at 22:03

  4. Staffan H

    Anna: It’s a traditional way of cleaning rugs in many places and it works too. My rug looks nice and clean now. 😀

    03/02/2010 at 01:38

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