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How do you clean your shaggy rug?

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BaggyAnn Wed 24-May-17 18:44:01

I have a thick long pile shaggy rug that traps grit and dirt and anything that drops on it! It's too big and heavy for me to pick up and shake out properly and the pile is too long to vacuum. Has anyone got any tips on how to keep it clean?

user1474439326 Wed 24-May-17 19:00:13

I use the hoover hose abs just get on my hands and knees! Takes a while but it does the job x

HamletsSister Wed 24-May-17 19:16:36

Ooh, er missus.

Soap?

BaggyAnn Wed 24-May-17 19:58:30

grin hamlets I was hoping there was an easier way user sad do you find it's gets it right out of the bottom?

user1474439326 Wed 24-May-17 20:09:26

It seems to do the job - I don't think there is another solution I'd it isn't shareable x

HamletsSister Wed 24-May-17 20:57:10

Have you tried rubbing it gently? Some people prefer vigorous rubbing but my rug responds best to gentleness.

Georgieporgiepuddinandpie Wed 24-May-17 20:58:49

I find if you bend your rug over somedthink and give it a firm hand it will respond quite well.

If not, then the suggestion of hands and knees works just as well.

HamletsSister Wed 24-May-17 22:02:24

A firm hand, you say. Will try that.

rabbit123 Thu 25-May-17 08:41:48

Turn it overcand either vacuum it with an upright or giving a good beating on the backing. That will loosen the bits in the bottom of the rug. Then turn it over and vacuum as normal

BaggyAnn Thu 25-May-17 14:12:24

I shall try gentle rubbing, then vigourous. If that doesn't work I shall bend it over and give it a firm hand and if all else fails it's getting the hose! Thanks for all your suggestions smile

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