5 Carpet Tips for Snowy Weather

It’s cold, and everyone is tracking in snow! With a husband that works out in the elements, dogs, and kids, everyone is making a path straight through my living room. Keeping the slush and mud out of the carpets has become a daunting task. Are you with me?
If you are trying to keep your carpet looking great here are some tips you can use to help keep the house looking nice, and make your family and guests feel comfortable.

  1. Put a mat outside the front door, and inside as well. This will help your guests to get the snow off their shoes before entering into the carpeted area of the house.
  2.  Set a shoe caddy or decorative box inside the entry area by the front door for an organized, and visually appealing space for shoes to dry.
  3. Have a pair of warm slippers ready for cold feet sitting by the door. Help your guests, and family to feel welcome and happy to take their shoes off
  4. Keep a towel near the door to dry your pet’s feet before they go into a carpeted area.
  5. Some pets are a little bit more reluctant to go outside when it is cold, and snowy. If your fur baby has an accident in the house, clean it up with a mixture of 50 % white vinegar and 50% water. This will leave your protective coating intact, provide some sanitizing, and if done immediately, should prevent permanent staining. Don’t use a store bought product. They can set stains, and sometimes bleach out the color of the carpet. If it says test in an inconspicuous area first, don’t use it.

2 Responses to “5 Carpet Tips for Snowy Weather”

  1. Tyler Meredith Says:

    I like the recommendation to use mats for the doors leading outside. It makes sense that having two mats for each door could be helpful because it would get a lot of the mud and water off. I’ll have to keep this in mind for next winter but right now I’ll have to have the carpets cleaned to ensure they look and feel good in spring and summer. Thanks for the post!

  2. Jack Titchener Says:

    I think it’s a good idea to have two different mats so that dirt and sludge aren’t tracked into the house. It would probably be best to get some that are rubberized so that bits and flakes don’t scrape off from the mat onto the floor. I’ll have to remember the carpet tips when winter comes!

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