Vacuuming Ants: Does It Actually Work Or Not?

A close up of a dozen ants

Vacuuming ants is a common method for getting ants off surfaces around the house, but does it actually work? If you’re looking to kill the ants, vacuuming is not the way to go. Most ants will survive being vacuumed, and you will likely miss a lot of the ants which will not prevent an infestation. … Read more

How To Stop A Jute Rug From Shedding: 6 Easy Ways

A shedding jute rug

It can be difficult to know how to stop a jute rug from shedding, so we’ve researched the best ways for you to learn in this article. Some of the best methods involve vacuuming correctly, as well as making sure you have a suitable rug pad underneath. You should also avoid high traffic areas and … Read more

How To Get Ice Cream Out Of Carpet: 3 Easy Ways

An ice cream cone

In this article, we will learn how to get ice cream out of carpet using three different methods, depending on the type of cleaning products that you have access to. Our favorite method involves removing as much of the ice cream as possible using a spoon and then sponging the area with a solution of … Read more

How To Get Flour Out Of Carpet

A bag of flour

Learning how to get flour out of carpet can be a struggle, but once you know how it’s done it really is a piece of cake. In most cases vacuuming the area should remove all of the flour – but if the flour has become wet and dried you will need to spray the area … Read more

Cleaning Jute Rugs With Baking Soda In 6 Easy Steps

A jar of baking soda with a wooden spoon in it

Jute rugs can be very tricky to clean given how sensitive they are to moisture, so cleaning jute rugs with baking soda is a great and affordable option. Our method involves vacuuming and then gently blotting any stains with a solution of distilled white vinegar and water. Afterwards, the entire rug can be gently covered … Read more

Can You Put A Mini Fridge On Carpet?

A can of soda in a mini fridge

You should always avoid putting a mini-fridge directly on the carpet. However, if you have no other option of where to place the small refrigerator appliance, use a base with wheels or some other platform that lifts the fridge up enough so that it is not sitting directly on the carpeting.  Some form of absorbent … Read more

How To Vacuum High Pile Rug

A high pile rug

Maybe you like the fact that some of the styles from the 1970s have been revived. If you can get images of avocado green and orange shag carpeting out of your head, you quickly realize that high-pile rugs truly do hold a great deal of appeal. They are soft, fluffy, and look inviting to run … Read more

What Is A Wet-Dry Vacuum?

A wet-dry vacuum on a floor

A wet-dry vacuum is a specially designed vacuum cleaner that allows you to safely clean up excess water and other types of liquids, excessive dust, and various types of debris. Instead of the water, dust, and debris collecting inside a HEPA filter bag that you change when it gets full, the wet-dry vacuum uses a collection … Read more

How To Get Syrup Out Of Carpet

Jars of syrup on a wood table

If you want to learn how to get syrup out of carpet you’ve come to the right place. Our favorite method involves removing any excess syrup with a knife and then using warm water and a sponge to soften the rest of the syrup. You can then use either water, dish soap or ammonia to … Read more