Keeping Your Carpets Clean While You Work From Home
As many people continue to work from home frequently in the never-ending waves of the global pandemic, carpets and furniture are paying the price. From coffee spills to mud tracks to snack crumbs, the burden has definitely been stretched. Plus, there’s just more wear and tear from daily use. If you have small children or pets at home with you, keeping carpets and furniture clean is a further challenge. In this article, we’ll break down some best practices for keeping your carpets in the best shape possible while members of your household continue to work or study from home:
Snack In The Kitchen
Throughout the pandemic, certain habits were developed while we worked away from home. Some were better than others. For many, snacking at the desk or on the couch was one of those habits. While we realize this lifestyle choice may be non-negotiable for some, we do know it can certainly wreak havoc on your carpets and furniture. To avoid making a mess of your dedicated workspace or dedicated relaxation space, try doing your snacking in a dedicated snack space – like the kitchen. This could save you much time in unnecessary vacuuming, as well as stains on clothes and your workspace.
Shoes Off At The Door
Another big habit that can create a substantial mess in your home over time is wearing shoes in the house – especially after some bad weather. We understand this may be another lifestyle choice chosen by some long before being pandemic started, but you’ll notice impressive results by putting a stop to it. Carpets just aren’t made to withstand constant wear and tear from our shoes. To ease you and your family into this new habit, buy yourself a nice shoe rack and place it by the door. Soon enough, people may prefer leaving their shoes in that special place.
Jump On Coffee Stains And Spot Clean
If you’re like most people, you rely on coffee or other caffeinated beverages to power your productivity. If you’re a coffee drinker, you’re well aware of the damage your morning fuel is capable of causing to your carpets and clothing. And coffee can leave awful stains. The trick is to rinse the affected area with room temperature water before grabbing a towel or cloth and dabbing the area and treating it with our epic stain cleaning products. Remember – dab, don’t rub!
Use A Plastic Mat Below Your Chair
If you have a dedicated workspace at home complete with a desk and chair, you can save yourself a lot of cleaning time by buying one of those clear plastic floor mats. Because they’re clear, they’ll blend into your workspace without being an eyesore and allow you to move around on your chair more easily. And because it’s made of plastic, it’s super easy to just wipe up any spill, saving your carpet or floor.
Replace Air Filters
One of the more overlooked tips for keeping your carpets and furniture clean is regularly changing the air filters in your HVAC system. If you don’t remember the last time you changed them, it’s been too long. By switching them out regularly, you prevent invisible dust from falling onto your carpets and accumulating over time.
With increased activity levels at home, your floors and carpets are surely feeling the extra burden. More hours in the house equals more hair, crumbs, dust, and other mess on the ground. That means vacuuming should be done even more regularly than you were doing before you started working from home. A quick 10-minute job once every 4-5 days will be worth it, vs. taking an hour to do it once every two weeks.
Prepare For Arts And Crafts
If you have small children, you know how messy life can get at times. Arts and crafts are a great way to keep your kids entertained while you work all day, but they can also wreak havoc on your carpets and furniture. Elmer’s glue and Crayons are the two main culprits that come to mind. Before you prepare for the work day, set up a spill-proof station for your kids to play at. Maybe cover a table in the newspaper, and use some type of protective sheet on the ground if possible. And if you notice a stain, get to it ASAP!
Invest In A Professional
There’s a lot you can do to preserve the life of your carpets and furniture clean over time, but there’s a substitute for a professional carpet cleaning. The Chem-Dry cleaning process is designed to deliver a much deeper, longer-lasting and healthier clean. And we never use harsh chemicals! Plus, our special process leaves carpets dry in hours – not days, so you can get back to living your life as soon as possible! Call the professionals at Chem-Dry SuperCity at 0800-145-145, or book a free cleaning estimate by filling out our online contact form.