Why wait for spring? We're spending more time indoors during the winter, so what better time to ensure that our family's living areas are spick-and-span? Over the next few weeks, we'll share with you some tried and true cleaning tips for everything from area rugs and wall-to-wall carpets, hardwoods, tile, and more. This week: rugs.

Taking proper care of your rugs will prolong its life and appearance. Vacuum your rug regularly to remove loose soil, taking special care when vacuuming fringe and edges. Some throw rugs, especially for bathrooms, can be washed in your home washing machine. Always comply with the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning methods on the attached label to prevent warranty invalidation and damage to your rug. Have a professional deep clean your rug as needed. Several cleaning methods will work, but to prevent rapid resoiling of your rug, it is important to completely remove any residual cleaning agents.- Area & Accent Rugs -20” x 34” w/ Latex Backing Machine wash separately in cold water using mild detergent. Use only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry on low setting.30” x 50” and Runners w/ Latex Backing Machine wash separately in front load commercial washer, using cold water and mild detergent. Use only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Line dry or tumble dry low setting. Vacuum regularly.Area Rugs And Scatter Rugs Without Latex Backing Area rugs should be spot cleaned with a solution of mild detergent and water or cleaned professionally. Regular vacuuming helps rugs remain attractive and serviceable.- Bath Rugs -Nylon Bath Rugs Machine wash separately in cold water, never hot. Use mild detergent. Do not bleach or dry clean. Tumble dry, low heat.Cotton Bath Rugs Machine wash separately in cold water, never hot. Use mild detergent. Do not bleach or dry clean. Tumble dry, low heat.Memory Foam Machine wash cold separately with mild detergent. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low, stretching and reshaping upon removal from dryer.###Source: MOHAWK HOME