At this time, we’re doing a deep dive into rugs. We’re speaking about the whole lot from understanding the best rug on your area to truly holding them clear, particularly when you may have pets.

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Present Notes:

Learn our weblog submit: Do You Put on Footwear In The Home? (And Three Causes Not To!)

How are you aware what sort/model of rug works on your area?

Be certain that excessive site visitors areas have patterns which can be forgiving

Have a look at the way it must be cleaned and know for those who can actually clear it that manner

How are you aware the right dimension rug to get on your area?

Use a measuring tape

Decide the operate of the rug

Think about how sturdy it’s

The place do you purchase rugs from:



Apple and Oak


Rugs USA

Dream Rugs

Loloi Rugs

Suggestions for cleansing rugs:

Sparkle baking soda on rugs after which vacuum to soak up odors

FOLEX for spot cleansing

Put a towel beneath the rug earlier than spot cleansing

Energy wash them exterior

Favourite Rugs:

Elsie – Classic Turkish Rugs

Emma – Turkish Rugs

Suggestions for tripping over rugs:

Get a high quality rug pad

Put rug stickers on the nook of the rug

Screw them down

Sparks Pleasure:

Elsie – Classic roll prime desk with the highest coated in tiny gold frames

Emma – Domino’s pan pizza

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Episode 231 Transcript:

Emma: You’re listening to the A Lovely Mess podcast. Your cozy consolation hear. And at this time we’re doing a deep dive into rugs. We’re speaking about the whole lot from understanding the best rug on your area to truly holding them clear, particularly when you may have pets, messy youngsters or possibly you’re simply clumsy like me and also you spill your meals in your rug so much. There’s lots of explanation why your rugs can get soiled.

Elsie: I really like this topic a lot. I believe that folks on the web, it is a generalization, might be very adverse about rugs. Prefer it’s one of many issues it’s like dusting. It’s one of many issues that folks simply get so of their head about. And I personally suppose there’s, there’s hope on your rugs. Okay. We’ve a hopeful, optimistic angle about rugs. We’re not going to be adverse about it.

Emma: So I’ve by no means dusted in my life. I’m effective. It’s effective.

Elsie: Yeah. Properly, we’re freaking out about mud. It’s like for those who, for those who’ve by no means been an influencer, that is what it’s like, it’s such as you submit an image of something and individuals are like, how do you mud that? How do you mud that? Why do you mud that? Why I wouldn’t need to mud that? And it’s similar to me neither. Mud.

Emma: So I don’t downside remedy.

Elsie: I’ve simply mentioned earlier than in my life, nevertheless it’s not like a, it’s not like a ritual that’s holding me up at night time.

Emma: No, I imply, yeah, if one thing’s like, clearly cob webby, certain that doesn’t actually occur a lot. I don’t know what to say.

Elsie: Like, I don’t know, dusting, if I needed to make a listing of the highest 100 issues in my life, dusting wouldn’t make it onto that record for certain. It’s simply not even like a major sufficient downside for the highest 100.

Emma: I’ll be sincere, it offers me a bit little bit of humility too as a result of I’m at all times like, oh, I assumed I used to be this beautiful clear particular person. I really feel like my home is fairly clear after which I, I’m like, I’ve by no means dusted earlier than. I’ve by no means cleaned my oven earlier than. Like, , simply issues that you just see different individuals doing on the web and also you’re like, oh, possibly I’m not as clear. I used to be, I’m good. I’m okay. However like, , I give it extra like a B minus. I used to be considering I used to be extra of an A minus and like, possibly not a lot. I’m good with a B minus, by the way in which, within the, within the class of cleansing your own home, I’m like, I’m, I’m effective with that. Every thing’s good. Nothing’s an issue. So, no matter, however yeah, I don’t mud, give your self no matter rating you need.

Elsie: Don’t fear about it. I’m not anxious about it. Good. Okay, so, yeah, this week we’re going to speak all about rugs. So the issues we’re going to undergo are like figuring out the best rug on your area as a result of oftentimes they’re costly, they’re an enormous funding. There’s one thing you save up for. How do you get the best dimension? The place do you purchase them from? Suggestions for cleansing rugs? Our favourite kinds of rugs. So yeah, we’ll undergo all this. And I believe earlier than let’s perform a little little bit of a, like a historical past of rug shopping for, historical past of rug shopping for. So my first r that is so humorous, like in our early running a blog days, there was like this sure IKEA rug that each blogger had and it grew to become like a factor the place we used to submit lots of different individuals’s house excursions on our website and it grew to become a factor the place individuals would complain in regards to the rug. And it was like, right here’s that rug once more. And so yeah, my first expertise in shopping for a rug was like, I assumed it was fancy as a result of I purchased an enormous rug. That is at all times the story.

Emma: You purchase your first automobile and also you’re like, that is the nicest automobile I’ve ever owned. 

Elsie: However then later you get a rug I ever purchased was one of many ones from city outfitters. That’s mainly a thick piece of cloth. You already know what I imply? And also you simply lay it out in your ground and it appears to be like like a rug and also you undoubtedly don’t need to use it and not using a rug pad as a result of it’s a, it’s hazardous, slippery will die. And we had that one in our first house and it was like, possibly Chevron or like, it was one thing of that point. After which I began shopping for the very fuzzy white rugs for a few years and I discovered from people who I wished to be a sneakers off family. I used to be attempting to think about the phrase and I used to be proper or no. Sure. Yeah. We discovered from people who we wished to be a sneakers off family as a result of we obtained just like the path of footprints state of affairs round the place our espresso desk was. And yeah, I discovered that mainly the worth of sneakers off and like the purpose of it. yeah, and we’re American. No disgrace to anybody, do no matter you need in your personal house. It’s not widespread within the US. However I personally simply, it simply makes me really feel like I’ve much less cleansing to do and it makes me really feel like I don’t have to fret about shopping for mild coloured rugs, which I like mild coloured rugs. Generally.

Emma: It’s simply when you may have youngsters who’re like, studying to stroll to and so they’re crawling so much. It’s good to have extra. Yeah, clear flooring than it’s good having clear flooring. However I’ve canines, they sort of wreck it too as a result of they go out and in and, , that sort of, yeah, let’s not take into consideration that.

Elsie: Let’s not take into consideration that. You already know, I’ve to simply flip my mind off to my canines and I’m simply considering that my home is clear nonetheless. I’m simply believing it’s.

Emma: I imply, it’s going to assist to do sneakers off.

Elsie: It helps, OK, 100% it helps with rugs and stuff and it makes, it makes issues last more. You may learn research about it. We wrote a weblog submit again within the day about it. When you’re , I’ll simply depart that as much as you. However anyway, so the very first thing we’re going to speak about is how are you aware what sort or model of rug works in your area? So there’s so many selections on the market. So let’s discuss dimension operate sturdiness. After which my private like coronary heart, soul looking out query that you must ask your self is how dedicated are you to your rugs?

And I’m, I’m lifeless critical proper now.

Emma: That’s an actual query that it is best to ask.

Elsie: So we did, I did the fatty part and which these are lovely rugs.

Emma: They’re attractive. I believe I fully perceive why individuals gravitate in direction of them and get fixated on them as a result of they seem like this tender fluffy cloud in your ground and it simply, I get it just like the attraction is there those which can be made from actual fur, just like the artificial ones.

Elsie: I can’t, I’m not talking, you’ll know by the top of this episode, I’m not an artificial rug lover. And for me it’s not for me and I perceive for those who’re vegan, you’re actually trapped. I get it to every their very own. That’s powerful. True. I believe the hardest classes for a vegan, one of many hardest classes for vegan is perhaps rugs and that’s in all probability not sneakers, what vegans suppose in any respect, however in all probability not anyway.

Okay, so I’m very dedicated to my rugs after I discovered after I obtained the little footpath, then, , I needed to attempt cleansing it within the bathtub, which is what you do. You’re taking your massive fats, you set it within the bathtub. I would really like actually. Yeah, that’s the factor that I believe is actually cool and that I would like individuals to grasp about pure fiber rugs.

So like often which can be constituted of animals, like wool, issues like that. You may wash it such as you wash your personal hair. I might actually use shampoo and shampoo the rug after which wring it out after which lay it on my porch for a day or two and let it dry after which it’s good as new once more. And that’s the attractive factor about these rugs. So I do suppose that there’s like completely different ranges of dedication. After which after that, once we moved to our first home in Nashville, I obtained these two large white rugs. And I believe this was like probably the most adverse feedback I ever obtained was once I put an enormous white rug in my eating room and we have been about to undertake a child, which I don’t suppose individuals knew that on the time, however I’ll say this. We used that very same rug. Truly, I don’t suppose it was the identical one. I believe it was completely different ones, however no matter, we had a white rug underneath our eating room desk for 3 homes in a row. So for like 5 years and it was effective. So I do stand by that, however I did spot clear it myself, like get down there with the Folex. And so what I might do is put a towel beneath it, spray it with the Folex, get it actual moist, let it dry, do all that, all these steps.

Emma: If something ever obtained on it, I’ll truly say I sort of suppose youngsters in my expertise thus far will not be as massive of an issue as canines or adults with wine. Canine has youngsters. You may put like a mat underneath their excessive chair or underneath their seat. You would sort of like plan for them. They’re going to drop issues on the ground and so they’re studying to eat, , however I really feel prefer it’s fairly straightforward to catch them. Whereas canines peeing on rugs randomly or like me tripping and spilling purple wine on one thing you possibly can’t plan for that as simply. And people are the issues.

Elsie: I believe that’s true. I’ve one time in my life spilled a full glass of inexperienced smoothie throughout a sofa and a rug. I simply sort of in all places and that sort of factor occurs like every now and then you journey and also you’re like, no, I’ve to simply get by way of it. Okay. So I believe, ask your self, how dedicated am I to this rug? When you’re very dedicated, you are able to do something like I’ve proper now on my stairs, an virtually white stair runner and it’s effective. It’ll be there for years. It appears to be like nonetheless actually good. And I do sort of even have some texture to it although and a few design to it.

Emma: I’ll say that for those who get one thing that’s like a strong, virtually like a bit of carpet that’s gonna be extra, , repairs and maintain it good than if it has a slight design to it, like some sort of damask or some sort of, , conventional no matter, like you can have something however that can prevent generally with a bit little bit of spots as a result of then you definitely, you don’t discover the spots as a lot, you possibly can clear it so that you be sure that it’s clear. But when it doesn’t fairly come out, it’s like, effectively there’s some texture there.

Elsie: So , I agree. This can be a good level too. With the whole lot in your life, from rugs to clothes, to wallpaper, to love quilts in your mattress. There are forgiving patterns and unforgiving patterns. Yep. So, at all times bear in mind for those who’re selecting one thing that’s forgiving or unforgiving the place, like, for those who get like a bit stain on it, is it gonna, like, wreck the day or is it going to love, virtually not even matter? Like, there, there is usually a large distinction. That is what I might say too about like shopping for rugs, like discovering out how dedicated you might be.

Emma: It’s the identical factor whenever you’re shopping for garments, for those who’re shopping for like some new tops and so they’re all dry clear solely and also you’re simply not an individual who goes to the dry cleaner or dry, , washes by hand and hold dries or, , you’re like, what, I’m not gonna do this, then simply don’t purchase these tops. It’s no massive deal. However for those who’re an individual who will do this, then you definitely don’t actually need to criticize your pal who’s shopping for all this dry clear solely stuff as a result of they’re gonna

take it to the dry cleaner or do no matter it’s they need to do, they’re into it. So it’s like, nice. So simply know your degree and like different individuals may have a unique degree than you and that’s effective. Possibly you’ll watch carefully your rugs and possibly you received’t, so you should buy one thing completely different and it’s the identical factor, garments, all my garments go in our washer. I simply don’t purchase issues which can be dry clear solely as a result of we go to the dry cleaner, like, twice a yr. So, it’s not a good suggestion for me to thine personal self pare.

Elsie: Yeah. Know your self. I find it irresistible. Okay. So, all proper, let’s discuss dimension for a second. Okay. So whenever you’re figuring out the dimensions of a rug for a room, like to start with, get out your measuring tape, you’re not doing this and not using a measuring tape. You’re not guessing. I’ve seen just like the funniest freaking tales for those who guess you can be flawed. Okay. I’ll simply offer you that as a rule and for those who settle for that as a rule, I’ll prevent some hassle. Measuring tapes.

Emma: Don’t price some huge cash. You need to have one in your own home. When you don’t personal a measuring tape, you should purchase one. You will get cute ones. You will get ones that match in your keychain. They’re going to be small, however I might simply simply purchase a measuring tape measure.

Elsie: I’ll measure for a freaking bathtub mat. I promise you. It’s simply value it each single time. And I’ve had, I’ve returned rugs. It sucks. It’s annoying. You are able to do it, nevertheless it sucks for me. I purchase mainly each single rug on-line. I like, I, I simply don’t have a spot in my city the place I discover good rugs and, like, it’s, yeah, I’m not going to go to each retailer to the market or one thing.

Emma: Prefer it occurred that’s true. Or like, even a storage sale. I’ve had that occur. Oh, my go. Actually? It was like, , a elaborate, , simply, it labored out. It was like, purchase on ebay however to measure.

Elsie: However you continue to have to. Sure, you do until you’re simply gathering them for enjoyable. Which I had a kind of collections in my storage and I needed to go away at my final home. I needed to let it go. You don’t want a group of like, 15. You’re a hoarder. So, so, okay, measuring each time that is widespread sense. However I promise you for those who’re like, I believe in my bed room, I believe an eight by 10 might be effective. You is perhaps flawed and it’s like one dimension up may need made it so significantly better or, , you would possibly get it the place it’s simply barely, barely, too massive after which you possibly can’t use it.

Emma: It’s a doorway, bizarre or one thing. And also you’re like, oh, if I had simply gotten one dimension smaller. Yeah.

Elsie: Yeah. And I’ve, I’ve gotten, even final yr once we moved, I obtained a few of my rug sizes flawed. It’s simply really easy to do. So. By no means imagine that you are able to do it and not using a measuring tape. Okay. So the second factor I might take into account is operate. So I was tremendous, tremendous tremendous into just like the fuzzy rugs and I believe I simply finally was like, I would like one thing simpler. So, and the classic rugs for me, these are my particular one thing as a result of they’re the simplest and so they final the longest and so they’re simply probably the most sturdy. They’re straightforward to wash the entire issues. So I might take into account the operate and similar to a pair warnings. So new rugs which can be made to look classic are really easy to seek out on-line. You will discover them throughout Amazon for what looks as if a greater deal than an actual classic and I get that however be very cautious as a result of these rugs are, they’re actually made from plastic and such as you can’t clear them. So in case your canine has like a accident, your rug simply is perhaps ruined without end. Like they’re simply sort of the worst. Like that’s my worst expertise is I really like, I really like low cost stuff and I’m, I’m an affordable particular person in some methods however simply not about rugs. I simply suppose like spend a tiny bit additional and get the true classic and also you’ll save your self a lot, , like waste trigger it’s, it’s unhappy to throw away a rug to throw away an enormous large rug that’s like has one stain on it.

Emma: It simply makes you’re feeling so dangerous, particularly for those who haven’t had it that lengthy and it may be form of an entire factor, like, in some areas it’s not essentially, like, straightforward. It’s not like your trash particular person will decide it up. So you must determine how you can take it to, , some sort of facility or, I don’t know, there’s similar to, issues there. So it could possibly be, it could possibly be a complete chore that’s going to take up a bit of your weekend when you can be doing one thing enjoyable.

Elsie: Yeah.It’s like my one factor I may boycott without end is sort of a plastic, artificial rugs. Then the subsequent factor to think about is sturdiness. So let’s discuss Jute rugs for a second. I’ve been like, I really like jute rugs. I believe they’re so cute. They arrive in cute patterns. They’ve these ones on Etsy with the scalloped edges. I fall for them each time and I do suppose that Jute rugs are good for some conditions however like large caveat, they don’t seem to be sturdy.They don’t get better from a stain. Properly, and so they’re not good for prime site visitors conditions and I don’t advocate them outside as a result of they will get simply ruined by getting moist or mud or one thing. In the event that they don’t, they take a very long time to dry out.

Emma: Yeah. So then I believe they will get sort of mildewy or like, , simply not nice for them.

Elsie: I really like how they appear although. They usually’re additionally actually, actually inexpensive. So I’ve had good expertise with them in a solar room place like that the place there’s like, decrease site visitors. Yeah, it’ll be nice. However for an out of doors rug, possibly I ought to hyperlink my poor medicine this time. I discovered like the best poor medicine this time. They’re cute. They sort of seem like you however they’re not, they’re simply simpler to wash and they’re artificial for certain.However they’re, they’re the best factor for the best place. So, yeah, I’ll hyperlink to these. Yeah. Sturdiness is a big factor that it’s actually exhausting. Like I had this wonderful rug at our pink home and Emma’s canine. Yeah. Any. Anyway, it was so unhappy. We tried, we tried the whole lot, we tried fluxing it so many occasions that I unintentionally broken the wooden flooring beneath. Oh, it’s a lot worse than simply eliminating it. So, anyway. I don’t know if I’m even making factors right here or am I simply telling tales in regards to the rugs I’ve purchased, I don’t see how that’s not factors.



Elsie: All proper. Let’s maintain going. What’s subsequent? The place do you want to purchase rugs from?

Emma: So, we’ve sort of talked about Elsie hates artificial. I do personal a couple of synthetics in my house. However, , I agree together with her level how they get ruined and it may simply be extra waste. However I can also perceive for those who already personal some and also you’re simply going to maintain them till they die. I get it as a result of I’m doing the identical factor. So, anyway, however the place do you want to purchase rugs from? There’s all kinds of choices. We’ve already talked about that we purchase most of our rugs on-line. So the place will we purchase?

Elsie: So, for classic rugs and search by shade and dimension, I purchase them virtually at all times on Etsy and ebay, it’s very straightforward. My commonest search time period that I exploit is Turkish Ruck. And so I’ll simply put like pink Turkish rug or impartial Turkish rug. After which I’ll put in like the dimensions and I believe for those who simply put like eight by 10 or 9 by 12 or no matter, then you definitely’ll get different sizes prefer it sort of is aware of prefer it received’t at all times solely offer you that actual dimension.

Emma: Yeah, it’ll offer you, yeah, near it.

Elsie: Yeah, with runners you typically want to concentrate as a result of generally they’re, they’re not all the identical width. So watch out with that. However I like combined match or mixing and matching runners. I’ve so much in my home. They’re all completely different. I like the sensation of that and I believe that it’s like a superb vibe. After which additionally I’ve to advocate my pal’s retailer in Nashville known as Apple and Oak. She sells classic rugs. She sells largely Turkish a bit little bit of Moroccan. She additionally sells new rugs and the factor I really like about her, she has a phenomenal store in East Nashville. When you’re within the space, you must go. It has different like, gifty stuff. It’s actually cute. And likewise for those who’re furnishing a brand new home, she is going to like, carry rugs to your own home, like she’ll carry a big, yeah, like a bunch so that you can attempt. I did that in my first home and it was so nice with classic. I believe it’s such a chance when you possibly can attempt it out as a result of lots of occasions it’s non refundable and that’s comprehensible. However then you must be actually cautious and actually assured about like, , shopping for from ebay, particularly the photographs are generally not the perfect. So each every now and then you similar to get a foul one. That’s not what you thought. Yeah, the coloring is sort of off or I don’t know, just like the, I believe most sellers will present you if there’s like a spot that’s sort of tousled however not nice.

Emma: However generally it’s worse than you can inform from the picture. Wasn’t that they have been being deceitful, simply didn’t fairly translate. And in order that’s at all times a bummer whenever you’re like, effectively, I’m caught with this now. How can I cover this underneath some furnishings?

Elsie: Yeah, I might actually say like classic rugs are more often than not, the identical value are lower than a brand new rug and better high quality. So I extremely advocate it. I believe it’s well worth the danger. It’s value the additional work. Okay. However if you wish to get new rugs, I provides you with my new rug suggestion. I get it. Generally you simply need one thing inexpensive. Generally you simply need the identical rug in two sizes, issues like that.

Okay. So I really like the rugs on rifle. I’ve a bunch of them. They do have wool and artificial rugs. They’ve these ones which can be known as printed rugs. They make actually good toilet rugs as a result of they seem like a classic drug. Nevertheless it’s sort of similar to a flat printed matte. They’re very inexpensive and so they’re simply, like, good for locations the place, I don’t know, you want an entryway, like excessive site visitors locations the place one thing may get ruined. After which I’ll hyperlink to my porch, my magical porch rugs. They’re brown and like, form of like a brown and tan diamond sample. They usually’re similar to, actually nice for a porch particularly. They’re the perfect porch rug I’ve ever had. Is there another rugs you suppose we should always discuss?

Emma: I’ve purchased lots of rugs if we’re speaking about new rugs and, , inexpensive choices and simple to buy. I actually like rugs. USA, I’ve shopped there lots of occasions and I’ve by no means been upset. I’ve at all times obtained what I purchased. Yeah. And I believe it, if there’s lots of jute and so they have, , clearly artificial ones, however additionally they have some pure fiber ones. You may look, however generally you want, are searching for only a particular shade and a particular dimension and also you don’t actually like ebay will not be doing it for you. So I really feel prefer it’s sort of good to buy on a website that’s like, okay, they’re going to have all of the sizes and all the colours and I can get one thing that’s going to work for my area and be executed with this, ?

Elsie: Okay. After which a few occasions in my life, I’ve obtained a dream rug, so I suppose I may speak in regards to the dream rug. Yeah, I obtained a Jonathan Adler rug at any time when I used to be in my new cash period, that was like a bunch of Jonathan Adler stuff.

Emma: That’s what she wished to do.

Elsie: It was a magical time. I needed to depart that one once we offered our home furnished final yr and I might nonetheless purchase that rug once more. It has sort of like a maize sample. It was like a wool rug, however with sort of this refined maize sample, it was actually distinctive. After which additionally from Laloy rugs, I’ve had a few their Hye rug assortment and people ones are very nice. When you simply desire a fuzzy, impartial, fuzzy rug. I do. I really like the fuzzy rugs in our home. Now, that’s extra historic. I’m not as a lot getting fuzzy rugs however for another model of home, I believe that they’re so cute. So, anyway, these are my dream rugs after which I’ve this one Etsy rug that’s like, it’s up in our children bed room. Have you ever seen that one? Oh, no, it’s a ten, it’s a ten out of 10 and it is available in completely different sizes. If it’s nonetheless there, I’ll hyperlink to it as effectively. However anyway, total, most of my favourite rugs in my life have been classic or a rifle, which is so humorous. Like, I don’t as a result of rifle will not be, it’s a paper place with like stationery present wrap and stuff. However I don’t know why they’ve the best medicine. Like they’re, it’s lovely for me. 

So subsequent step, effectively, we’ve talked a bit bit about some suggestions for cleansing, however let’s simply do a complete part.

Emma: Now that’s like suggestions for cleansing rugs or like methods individuals can protect rugs as a result of we’re sort of speaking about rugs, such as you’re going to purchase it and also you’re going to maintain it for a protracted, very long time, which I believe is the way in which to go. Like, spend a bit extra, maintain it for much longer. It’s much less wasteful. It’s sort of simply much less procuring.

Prefer it’s good. Nor will we, like, change a rug. It’s annoying. It’s so annoying. So how will we maintain them clear? As a result of, , most individuals have pets, youngsters, they spill issues, no matter you stroll on them. It, , you may have friends over and somebody tracks in some mud, no matter. So how will we maintain our rugs clear?

Elsie: Okay. So in case you are a sneakers on family, I might simply advocate vacuuming much more than different individuals. Simply vacuuming these paths round like a TV, eating room desk entryway, like stair runner. When you’ve got it, issues like that simply should be vacuumed far more as a result of there’s at all times like little bits of stuff from the outside getting pushed into the carpet rugs.

Emma: And right here’s a tip on vacuuming at any time when I’m about to hoover all of the rugs in our house, which we don’t have tons of rugs. However once I’m about to, I’ll go all through the home and Sprinkle baking soda on the rolls. Baking soda might be most of, , is sort of an air freshener. It would take up smells like I put a bowl of baking soda in my fridge on a regular basis. There’s at all times one in there and I’ll change it out periodically as a result of it sort of absorbs it, like suck in all of the garlic smells and no matter else. So I’ll Sprinkle that on rugs all through the home in order that it will get to take a seat for like half-hour an hour or no matter. You already know, it doesn’t sit for days as a result of once more, I’ve youngsters and pets and, , you don’t essentially need baking soda simply sitting on the ground without end, however I’ll Sprinkle it out on all of them after which I’ll begin at the start once more and vacuum it up. So I’m vacuuming the rug anyway. So it’s a extremely barely an additional step and it may sort of assist to freshen any smells. Good, soak, mud, pets, no matter. We’ve lots of canine hair in our home.

Elsie: That’s an amazing tip.

Emma: It’s low cost. You in all probability have already got baking soda in your own home. 

Elsie: Okay. So spot cleansing, spot cleansing is like your finest pal when you have giant rugs which can be made from pure fibers. So I had this one time once I fex too exhausting and I broken, we had like tremendous mild wooden flooring beneath and it obtained like a darkish spot and I’m like, it’s enjoyable as a result of it’s underneath a spot the place a rug will in all probability at all times go.

However I’m nonetheless mad at myself about it. So my tip for that’s to place a towel beneath whilst you’re doing all of the fixing as a result of generally it takes many rounds like this rug was not recoverable, which I didn’t know. So I used to be, I used to be going, she was actually attempting to say that actually exhausting and I’ve had that earlier than. Additionally, we had a carpeted room in our final house that it was like within the movie show and one of many canines did one thing horrific and it got here out with Folex, however I used to be engaged on it for like per week.

Emma: Folex is sort of a miracle, nevertheless it generally will take a couple of rounds. It relies upon what has occurred.

Elsie: It’s value it although.

Emma: Yeah, I’ll additionally say outside rugs and a few sure kinds of artificial rugs. Now, you must plan for a sunny day, however you possibly can energy wash them. That’s true. Take them exterior and when you have an influence washer or for those who’re renting an influence washer and doing all your entire exterior or no matter, you possibly can energy wash your rug after which sort of place it someplace or hold it someplace is extra perfect within the solar and it’s not going to rain for a couple of days and let it dry out within the solar.

Elsie: Now, let’s discuss cleansing your rug outside. So I discussed earlier than you are able to do the tub, the bath. That’s sort of annoying although as a result of then you definitely nonetheless must get it out of the home afterward if the rug is greater than you, as soon as it will get larger than you.

Emma: So when you have a manner, when you have an enormous plastic tub or one thing which you could take outside and simply fill that up swimming pool or when you have a bit soaking pool your self, it’s at all times an choice.

Elsie: Lots of occasions. Colin and I did this a number of occasions once we have been, I similar to, I’m very dedicated to my rugs. Okay. So a few occasions it wasn’t essentially an influence washer, however we might use just like the hose attachment. Yeah, just like the spray a part of a hose was good power for like the massive white rugs for shampooing it actually good. Actually? Get it in there since you need to get the entire, I’m speaking about, you need to get the whole lot out proper? After which spray the sh*t out of it and let it, , drip, dry, drip, dry, drip dry after which, yeah, like, depart it on the market for so long as it takes a day or two and let it dry earlier than you carry it again. You would blow dry it.

Emma: Nevertheless it’s going to take a very long time. So I believe it’s, I may, however I wouldn’t blow dry a rug. It could take so lengthy. I don’t even blow dry my hair for me, similar to, hold it over the aspect of your porch, do no matter you must do and it’s value it, I believe.

Elsie: Okay. So, Emma and I’ve had completely different experiences on rug cleansing providers. I believe you mentioned you had a superb, or was that your sofa?


Emma: It’s known as Missouri Rug. When you’re in Springfield, Missouri or close by. And they’re going to do rugs clearly, but additionally furnishings. So that they’ll take your sofa, like, take it away, clear it, carry it again and I’ve had nice experiences with them.

Elsie: So I’ve had a few occasions the place I took a rug and it nonetheless got here again, nonetheless smelling dangerous. So I don’t belief the rug cleansing providers. I would favor to simply do my very own Diy rug cleansing. However, , possibly it’s in all probability a case by case foundation, I might swear that they only didn’t even clear it. Like, it simply smelled precisely the identical once they introduced it again. So, possibly it was, possibly they only lied. Possibly they forgot. I don’t know. That’s bizarre. Anyway, that’s all my suggestions for rug cleansing. Simply whenever you purchase it, take into consideration the way you’ll clear it and anticipate that that might be mandatory in some unspecified time in the future. So that you just don’t must beat your self up. You already know, as a result of like spilling a glass of wine or a inexperienced smoothie or having canines that simply do canine issues or Youngsters, , it’s, it’s part of life that’s clearly like 10,000% value it. However I believe having a plan, it’s so irritating to throw away a large rug. I’ve not been extra mad than virtually something once I needed to throw away that massive large. You already know that, so our favourite rugs for me 1000% it’s classic and my primary is Turkish rugs. So Turkish rugs are what you often see. Like virtually all of my rugs in my home, the standard wanting ornate rugs and so they are available lots of completely different colours. Like they’ve actually mild ones that look extra boho, they’ve darkish navy and purple ones that look extra conventional. So, yeah, that’s a superb, a superb time. I additionally love Swedish rugs. And there’s a number of different types which can be good as Properly, most of my favorites are from ebay and so they’re Turkish.

Emma: I don’t go for the fluffy ones fairly as a lot, which are usually extra Moroccan as a result of they only, I don’t know, I believe I’m not fairly on the dedication degree to giving them a shower as a lot as a lot. So, lots of mine are Turkish and most of them are from ebay. However I’ve this pink one which’s presently in our bed room. It was in our kitchen now it’s in our bed room and I’ve this actually colourful one which I just lately obtained like within the final three months. That’s on this little library room. I believe I put one picture of it like in my Instagram once I was exhibiting the guide remarkably shiny creatures, you possibly can see it behind it. Okay. It’s actually cute. It jogs my memory of this rug I had years and years in the past. So I believe I do gravitate in direction of these sure colourful rugs, however they don’t match in all places in my house. So when I’ve a spot that’s sort of like tucked away or simply for me, that’s at all times what I gravitate in direction of.

And now we have this ongoing factor in our family the place my husband doesn’t love rugs. I believe partially as a result of it’s sort of like repairs, you bought to wash them on a regular basis or they appear dingy after which additionally like they could be a little bit of a tripping hazard or simply annoying in some methods.

Elsie: Let’s give suggestions for that.

Emma: Yeah, on tripping hazards. So, for me, we’ve sort of simply gotten to a spot the place, just like the areas of our house which can be tremendous excessive site visitors, like our kitchen, we don’t have a rug in there. We simply don’t. And it actually, it might be lovely to have one, but additionally it’s so straightforward for me to simply sweep and swiffer in there that I sort of don’t thoughts not having one. And now we have the period the place we’ve obtained little youngsters and I’m like, what, that is actually straightforward and I don’t care. So it’s completely effective by me. However there are areas of our house which can be extra like my areas, like my workplace, my library room, my aspect of the bed room and so they all have rugs. So we sort of have this combine all through our home.

Elsie: You will have a rug solely in your aspect of the bed room, it’s solely on my aspect of the bed room. What I’ve to see that it’s sort of like the way it match as a result of now we have a sofa, a love seat over on that aspect.

Emma: So it sort of is like within the love seat space, however that occurs to be just like the aspect I sleep on. So anyway, yeah, it’s sort of humorous however I’ve one other pal. I received’t out her however her husband’s the identical manner. Like she loves rugs. He doesn’t. So it’s simply sort of a mixture, , it’s simply sort of the way it goes. You bought to seek out your manner with whoever you reside with. Yeah, everybody’s obtained to like their area.

Elsie: Should love canines. Should love rugs.

Emma: However let’s give tips on tripping over rugs as a result of that may be a factor, particularly classic rugs or rugs with the tassels I believe may cause sort of points.

Elsie: Okay. So my first tip, that is apparent, however simply in case like a high quality rug pad. So for those who don’t have a rug pad, that’s the issue. Like rug pads are tremendous vital, they will maintain your rug in place fairly effectively. And like there’s, there’s higher and worse ones. So ones which have a bit extra thickness I believe are, however nonetheless that rubbery plastic texture is my favourite form.

Emma: It’s sort of grippy. It’s virtually just like the sort of stuff you employ whenever you’re opening a jar and you’ve got, we will put hyperlinks to these items after which there’s just like the stickers which you could put within the corners of the rug.

Elsie: So I’ve had ground harm from them. So I’m on the fence with them and I do know lots of people say they don’t trigger ground harm, however they did for me in my mcmansion strips, it often doesn’t strips. It’s a love and hate relationship. However I believe for those who’re in a state of affairs the place your flooring both aren’t model new or they’re a bit extra worn in otherwise you don’t care or possibly you’ll simply get fortunate and also you received’t have any. The factor that’s cool about them is when you may have the sting that flips, it fixes that and the sting that flips is a sort of a tough downside to resolve it.

Emma: Sort of is, it’s virtually such as you’re setting heavy stuff on it on a regular basis, however then you definitely’re tripping over the heavy factor. You already know what I imply? Like, it’s simply bizarre, like, you fold it again and attempt to get it to say, however then it’ll curl again up for some purpose and also you’re like, dang it.

Elsie: Okay. After which the third tip I’ve is for, this is sort of a little extra excessive. However I additionally suppose it’s for me, possibly I’m extra comfy with this than with the stickers now. However on my porch rug they flip up dangerous. Like, we reside in a really windy place and I simply humid too, which may actually, and so they’re simply flipped up. We’re kicking down the sting of a rug day-after-day. Completely consistently. So I made a decision that I’m going to screw them down on each nook and I wouldn’t in all probability do this in the home, however I in all probability would in a carpeted room. I believe that it simply is dependent upon what your floor is beneath and the way forgiving. Yeah. For, for the porch, for me, I’d reasonably have one gap than doubtlessly use the stickers and like, I really feel like they may trigger extra harm. So anyway, yeah, I’m gonna screw them down. I believe it’ll be in all probability like, tremendous value it. I prefer it. Cool. I suppose that’s all of our rug stuff. So hopefully this was encouraging, like, I suppose I simply need to reiterate like we all know rugs might be costly and don’t suppose that we’re simply saying get the costliest rug. I’m saying like steadiness, take into consideration the issue of the value, the dimensions and the sturdiness. Take into consideration all three of these issues. Not only one is my recommendation.

Emma: When you’re shifting into a brand new house and also you got here from a smaller area and also you’re needing like mainly lots of rugs don’t be afraid to similar to do this over time so that you could unfold out the price for those who’re desirous to get rugs which can be going to final to love assist with waste and simply get issues that you just’re going to be actually proud of. It’s alright to have a room that doesn’t have a rug for some time.

Elsie: I agree. It’s not an enormous deal prefer it’s simpler to wash in some methods.

Emma: So simply, , give it some thought and also you’ll discover the right one for. You. Preserve procuring on ebay and Etsy, you’ll discover it. You already know, I might say it’s higher to attend and get one that you just love that you just’re going to maintain, than to get one thing that’s filling an area that you just’re not going to throw away after a yr and it’s going to be a complete trouble and it’s simply waste and, , there’s no level simply depart it with no rug for some time.

Elsie: Yeah. I hope this was useful. and yeah, we will’t wait to see, ship us photos of your rugs. I’m an fanatic for it. I believe it’s such a enjoyable topic and it’s like a factor that makes home really feel like a house.

Emma: It’s cozy. Okay, let’s do. We’re going to do a sparks pleasure section. So do you may have something that’s been sparking pleasure for you recently?

Elsie: I do. So I’ve been getting my house prepared for the historic house excursions in three weeks from now and I’m actually working.

Emma: I can’t wait to come back and troll. You’re going to come back to my home for actual.

Elsie: Yeah, I knew you bought tickets loudly. I didn’t suppose I assumed you have been going to go to the opposite ones. I’m going to go to all of them. Properly, I can’t wait to listen to your feedback. That’ll be nice. So in my workplace are on my desk or like I obtained this. So I obtained this classic roll prime desk. It’s my particular somebody. It’s spooky, it’s spooky, it’s haunted. It form of has secret compartments. It’s magical. And anyway, the highest of it, I’ve coated it in little tiny gold frames they’re fairly straightforward to seek out. So, my thought was that I might form of like, get some vintage ones once I encounter them. However that’s exhausting to do. And I’ll in all probability, like, put these up entrance after which I obtained fairly a couple of from locations like Amazon. I obtained a couple of from anthropology, similar to, , common locations like that simply to love greenback tree. Simply kidding. I might although if they’d them. I don’t know. So it’s simply, it’s simply heaps and plenty of tiny gold frames and the dimensions might be like two by three for the smaller ones after which 4 by six ish, someplace in that vary. And yeah, the factor I really like about it’s it’s similar to, it appears to be like like this, like lovely assortment.It’s a option to put household pictures as a result of I’m sort of like, I like placing household pictures up in the home and I need to, however I don’t need them to be tacky. Like I really feel prefer it needs to be like a sure manner for me to simply accept.

Emma: You will have much more artwork in your partitions too so it may be exhausting to combine in a manner. So it’s virtually such as you want different little spots for them.

Elsie: In my workplace it felt like the best spot. So anyway, tiny gold frames all linked to a few of them and they’re undoubtedly sparking pleasure for me simply because it’s like the simplest option to put a bunch of recollections with my youngsters someplace the place I’ll see them day-after-day.

No, I find it irresistible.

Emma: I’ve seen individuals, the smaller ones too, they’re like two by three. They could even make smaller sizes. I don’t know. Individuals will use them on their Christmas tree. Simply add a hanger or ribbon. 

Elsie: That’s proper. And have, like, household pictures or classic pictures and even like little a kind of bushes.Keep in mind?

Emma: Yeah, they’re actually cute. I believe Claire has one too. Oh, cute. Yeah, I believe you each did it, however I can’t bear in mind now. I’d must go examine. However anyway, cute.

Emma: Properly, for me, sparks pleasure. Have you ever had Domino’s Pan pizza earlier than? Oh my God.

Elsie: I can’t imagine you’re saying this. Go on, go on, promote it card.

Emma: So this isn’t sponsored. That is simply without cost. So we’re a Domino’s Pizza supply family.

Elsie: I really feel like everybody has their place. I’m like anti Domino’s and Emma is anti Papa John’s.

Elsie: Yeah. No, I’m like, I’m a Pizza Hut. I like pizza. I’ve to get one of many massive three and it’s Pizza Hut for me.

Emma: Pizza Hut’s my quantity two, we love Pizza Hut, however Domino’s are primary and Pizza Hut’s quantity two. Papa John’s is a by no means, so that they’ll by no means sponsor us now and I’m effective with that as a result of I’m not a fan. So anyway, so we at all times get hand toss and the opposite night time I used to be like, actually within the temper to order a pizza. Oscar was already in mattress. Trey didn’t need pizza. I’m pregnant although. So I used to be like, I’m ordering a pizza and I used to be like, I’ve by no means had their pan pizza. I ponder if it’s just like the Pizza Hut pan pizza, which is sort of a little crispy on the underside a part of our childhood.

Oh, it’s an enormous a part of our childhood. So, I used to be like, I’m gonna, I’m gonna take an opportunity right here and never get the hand toss. It was wonderful. It was so good. It was so much just like the Pizza Hut Pan pizza. Yeah. And it was virtually like, it’s inferior to our Detroit model pizza on our weblog. However I used to be not making pizza. I used to be within the temper to simply order it and take a bathe and watch for it to get to my home.

Elsie: Oh, my gosh.

Emma: It was superb although. So it sparked pleasure.

Elsie: No, that sounds good. I’ve some pizza woes in our shifting to our hometown. I miss my Nashville pizza.

Emma: We don’t have lots of pizza in Springfield and it’s exhausting.

Elsie: It’s exhausting.

Emma: We solely have the massive chains actually.

Elsie: After which now we have a cute little spot in our neighborhood, nevertheless it’s like a temper meals so it’s like a as soon as a season factor for me.

Emma: There’s a pizza downtown, however they solely do it from 6 to 9. Like twice per week, I believe on the weekends I’m by no means out the opposite night time I used to be lastly out, nevertheless it was virtually 9. So I used to be like, they’re going to be offered out. I’m not going to have the ability to get it. So it’s, , unhappy. So, pizza is hard round right here. However anyway, Domino’s pan pizza.

Elsie: Two thumbs up for me. That’s the funniest factor you’ve ever mentioned. And I find it irresistible.

Emma: I actually although I do look, man, generally I attempt to be cool, however different occasions I’m simply gonna be actual.

Elsie: Yeah, I respect that. Okay. It’s time for a Nova section. All proper, Nova. What do you may have for us this week? 

Nova: A joke. What sort of key opens up a banana?  A monkey.

Elsie: Find it irresistible. That was good. 

Nova: Bye. 

Elsie: Thanks a lot for listening. You may submit your questions at [email protected] or name our voicemail at 4178930011. We’ll be again subsequent week with an episode all about our expertise with Created Colourful.

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