Episode #231: A Rug Episode | Digital Noch

Episode #231: A Rug Episode | Digital Noch

At the moment, we’re doing a deep dive into rugs. We’re speaking about every little thing from figuring out the precise rug in your area to truly holding them clear, particularly when you’ve gotten pets.

Episode #231: A Rug Episode | Digital Noch Digital Noch

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Episode #231: A Rug Episode | Digital Noch Digital Noch

Present Notes:

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

How have you learnt what kind/type of rug works in your area?

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

Have a look at the way it must be cleaned and know if you happen to can actually clear it that manner

How have you learnt the proper measurement rug to get in your area?

Use a measuring tape

Decide the operate of the rug

Contemplate 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 outdoors

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 lined in tiny gold frames

Emma – Domino’s pan pizza

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Episode 231 Transcript:

Emma: You’re listening to the A Stunning Mess podcast. Your cozy consolation hear. And at the moment we’re doing a deep dive into rugs. We’re speaking about every little thing from figuring out the precise rug in your area to truly holding them clear, particularly when you’ve gotten pets, messy youngsters or possibly you’re simply clumsy like me and also you spill your meals in your rug lots. There’s a number 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 unfavourable 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 in your rugs. Okay. We’ve a hopeful, optimistic angle about rugs. We’re not going to be unfavourable about it.

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

Elsie: Yeah. Effectively, we’re freaking out about mud. It’s like if you happen to, if you happen to’ve by no means been an influencer, that is what it’s like, it’s such as you publish 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 wish to mud that? And it’s similar to me neither. Mud.

Emma: So I don’t downside resolve.

Elsie: I’ve simply mentioned earlier than in my life, but it surely’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, positive 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 checklist for positive. It’s simply not even like a big sufficient downside for the highest 100.

Emma: I’ll be sincere, it offers me a bit of little bit of humility too as a result of I’m at all times like, oh, I assumed I used to be this gorgeous 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 simply 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 home, I’m like, I’m, I’m fantastic with that. The whole lot’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 precise rug in your area as a result of oftentimes they’re costly, they’re a giant funding. There’s one thing you save up for. How do you get the precise measurement? The place do you purchase them from? Suggestions for cleansing rugs? Our favourite sorts of rugs. So yeah, we’ll undergo all this. And I believe earlier than let’s do some 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 turned like a factor the place we used to publish a number of different individuals’s dwelling excursions on our web site and it turned a factor the place individuals would complain concerning 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 a giant 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 principally a thick piece of material. You already know what I imply? And also you simply lay it out in your ground and it appears like a rug and also you positively don’t wish 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 dwelling 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 those 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 those who we wished to be a sneakers off family as a result of we bought just like the path of footprints state of affairs round the place our espresso desk was. And yeah, I discovered that principally 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 dwelling. It’s not frequent 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. Typically.

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

Elsie: Let’s not take into consideration that. You already know, I’ve to only flip my mind off to my canine 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’ll be able to learn research about it. We wrote a weblog publish again within the day about it. If you happen to’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 have you learnt what kind or type of rug works in your area? So there’s so many selections on the market. So let’s speak about measurement operate sturdiness. After which my private like coronary heart, soul looking query that you need to ask your self is how dedicated are you to your rugs?

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

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

Elsie: So we did, I did the fatty section 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 enchantment is there those which can be fabricated 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 if you happen to’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 may be 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 bought the little footpath, then, , I needed to strive cleansing it within the bathtub, which is what you do. You are taking your large fats, you place it within the bathtub. I would really like actually. Yeah, that’s the factor that I believe is admittedly cool and that I would like individuals to know about pure fiber rugs.

So like often which can be comprised of animals, like wool, issues like that. You’ll be able to 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 bought these two enormous white rugs. And I believe this was like probably the most unfavourable feedback I ever bought 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. Really, 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 fantastic. 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 bought on it, I’ll truly say I type of suppose youngsters in my expertise to date just isn’t as large of an issue as canine or adults with wine. Canines has youngsters. You’ll be able to put like a mat underneath their excessive chair or underneath their seat. You might type 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 canine peeing on rugs randomly or like me tripping and spilling crimson 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 type of in all places and that type of factor occurs like occasionally you journey and also you’re like, no, I’ve to only get by it. Okay. So I believe, ask your self, how dedicated am I to this rug? If you happen to’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 fantastic. It’ll be there for years. It appears nonetheless actually good. And I do type of even have some texture to it although and a few design to it.

Emma: I’ll say that if you happen to get one thing that’s like a strong, virtually like a chunk of carpet that’s gonna be extra, , maintenance and preserve it good than if it has a slight design to it, like some type of damask or some type of, , conventional no matter, like you might have something however that can prevent typically with a bit of little bit of spots as a result of you then, you don’t discover the spots as a lot, you possibly can clear it so that you ensure 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 every little thing 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 if you happen to’re selecting one thing that’s forgiving or unforgiving the place, like, if you happen to get like a bit of 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 enormous 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, if you happen to’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 try this, then simply don’t purchase these tops. It’s no large deal. However if you happen to’re an individual who will try this, you then don’t really want to criticize your good friend 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 wish to do, they’re into it. So it’s like, nice. So simply know your stage and like different individuals may have a special stage than you and that’s fantastic. Perhaps you’ll watch carefully your rugs and possibly you received’t, so you should purchase 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 like it. Okay. So, all proper, let’s speak about measurement for a second. Okay. So whenever you’re figuring out the scale of a rug for a room, like initially, 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 if you happen to guess you’ll be flawed. Okay. I’ll simply provide you with that as a rule and if you happen to settle for that as a rule, I’ll prevent some hassle. Measuring tapes.

Emma: Don’t value some huge cash. It’s best to have one in your home. If you happen to don’t personal a measuring tape, you can purchase one. You may get cute ones. You may 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 tub mat. I promise you. It’s simply price it each single time. And I’ve had, I’ve returned rugs. It sucks. It’s annoying. You are able to do it, but it surely sucks for me. I purchase principally 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 must. Sure, you do except you’re simply gathering them for enjoyable. Which I had a type 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 set of like, 15. You’re a hoarder. So, so, okay, measuring each time that is frequent sense. However I promise you if you happen to’re like, I believe in my bed room, I believe an eight by 10 shall be fantastic. You may be flawed and it’s like one measurement up may need made it so a lot better or, , you may get it the place it’s simply barely, barely, too large 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 measurement smaller. Yeah.

Elsie: Yeah. And I’ve, I’ve gotten, even final yr once we moved, I bought 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 contemplate 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 all the issues. So I might contemplate the operate and similar to a pair warnings. So new rugs which can be made to look classic are really easy to search out on-line. Yow will discover them throughout Amazon for what looks like 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 fabricated from plastic and such as you can’t clear them. So in case your canine has like a accident, your rug simply may be ruined eternally. Like they’re simply type 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 inexpensive particular person in some methods however simply not about rugs. I simply suppose like spend a tiny bit further and get the actual 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 a giant enormous rug that’s like has one stain on it.

Emma: It simply makes you’re feeling so dangerous, particularly if you happen to haven’t had it that lengthy and it may be variety of a complete factor, like, in some areas it’s not essentially, like, straightforward. It’s not like your trash particular person will choose it up. So you need to work out the way to take it to, , some type of facility or, I don’t know, there’s similar to, issues there. So it might be, it might be a complete chore that’s going to take up a bit of your weekend when you might be doing one thing enjoyable.

Elsie: Yeah.It’s like my one factor I may boycott eternally is sort of a plastic, artificial rugs. Then the subsequent factor to contemplate is sturdiness. So let’s speak about 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 enormous caveat, they don’t seem to be sturdy.They don’t get well from a stain. Effectively, and so they’re not good for top site visitors conditions and I don’t suggest them outdoor as a result of they’ll 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’ll get type of mildewy or like, , simply not nice for them.

Elsie: I really like how they give the impression of being although. And so they’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 outside rug, possibly I ought to hyperlink my poor medicine this time. I discovered like the best poor medicine this time. They’re cute. They type of seem like you however they’re not, they’re simply simpler to wash and they’re artificial for positive.However they’re, they’re the precise factor for the precise place. So, yeah, I’ll hyperlink to these. Yeah. Sturdiness is a big factor that it’s actually laborious. Like I had this superb rug at our pink home and Emma’s canine. Yeah. Any. Anyway, it was so unhappy. We tried, we tried every little thing, we tried fluxing it so many occasions that I unintentionally broken the wood 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 concerning the rugs I’ve purchased, I don’t see how that’s not factors.



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

Emma: So, we’ve type of talked about Elsie hates artificial. I do personal a number of synthetics in my dwelling. However, , I agree together with her level how they get ruined and it will possibly simply be extra waste. However I can also perceive if you happen to 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 measurement, I purchase them virtually at all times on Etsy and ebay, it’s very straightforward. My commonest search time period that I take advantage of 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 scale and I believe if you happen to simply put like eight by 10 or 9 by 12 or no matter, you then’ll get different sizes prefer it type of is aware of prefer it received’t at all times solely provide you with that precise measurement.

Emma: Yeah, it’ll provide you with, yeah, near it.

Elsie: Yeah, with runners you typically want to concentrate as a result of typically they’re, they’re not all the identical width. So watch out with that. However I like blended match or mixing and matching runners. I’ve lots in my home. They’re all completely different. I like the sensation of that and I believe that it’s like a great vibe. After which additionally I’ve to suggest my good friend’s retailer in Nashville referred to as Apple and Oak. She sells classic rugs. She sells principally Turkish a bit of little bit of Moroccan. She additionally sells new rugs and the factor I really like about her, she has a good looking store in East Nashville. If you happen to’re within the space, you need to go. It has different like, gifty stuff. It’s actually cute. And in addition if you happen to’re furnishing a brand new home, she is going to like, deliver rugs to your home, like she’ll deliver a big, yeah, like a bunch so that you can strive. 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 strive it out as a result of a number of occasions it’s non refundable and that’s comprehensible. However then you need to be actually cautious and actually assured about like, , shopping for from ebay, particularly the photographs are typically not the most effective. So each occasionally you similar to get a nasty one. That’s not what you thought. Yeah, the coloring is type 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 type of tousled however not nice.

Emma: However typically it’s worse than you might inform from the photograph. 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 conceal 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 suggest it. I believe it’s definitely worth the danger. It’s price the additional work. Okay. However if you wish to get new rugs, I gives you my new rug advice. I get it. Typically you simply need one thing inexpensive. Typically 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 referred to as printed rugs. They make actually good toilet rugs as a result of they seem like a classic drug. Nevertheless it’s type 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, type of like a brown and tan diamond sample. And so they’re similar to, actually nice for a porch particularly. They’re the most effective porch rug I’ve ever had. Is there another rugs you suppose we must always speak about?

Emma: I’ve purchased a number 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 a number of occasions and I’ve by no means been disillusioned. I’ve at all times bought what I purchased. Yeah. And I believe it, if there’s a number of jute and so they have, , clearly artificial ones, however additionally they have some pure fiber ones. You’ll be able to look, however typically you want, are searching for only a particular shade and a selected measurement and also you don’t actually like ebay just isn’t doing it for you. So I really feel prefer it’s type of good to buy on a web site 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 carried out with this, ?

Elsie: Okay. After which a few occasions in my life, I’ve bought a dream rug, so I suppose I may discuss concerning the dream rug. Yeah, I bought 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 bought our home furnished final yr and I might nonetheless purchase that rug once more. It has type of like a maize sample. It was like a wool rug, however with type of this delicate 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. If you happen to 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 type 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 youngsters 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 just isn’t, it’s a paper place with like stationery reward 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 of 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 type of speaking about rugs, such as you’re going to purchase it and also you’re going to maintain it for an extended, very long time, which I believe is the way in which to go. Like, spend a bit of extra, preserve it for much longer. It’s much less wasteful. It’s type 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 preserve them clear? As a result of, , most individuals have pets, youngsters, they spill issues, no matter you stroll on them. It, , you’ve gotten visitors over and somebody tracks in some mud, no matter. So how will we preserve our rugs clear?

Elsie: Okay. So in case you are a sneakers on family, I might simply suggest vacuuming much more than different individuals. Simply vacuuming these paths round like a TV, eating room desk entryway, like stair runner. You probably have it, issues like that simply have to 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 dwelling, 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 type of an air freshener. It can soak 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 type 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 sit down 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 eternally, however I’ll Sprinkle it out on all of them after which I’ll begin at first once more and vacuum it up. So I’m vacuuming the rug anyway. So it’s a very barely an additional step and it will possibly type of assist to freshen any smells. Good, soak, mud, pets, no matter. We’ve a number 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 home. 

Elsie: Okay. So spot cleansing, spot cleansing is like your greatest good friend you probably have giant rugs which can be fabricated from pure fibers. So I had this one time once I fex too laborious and I broken, we had like tremendous mild wood flooring beneath and it bought 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 typically 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 basically laborious and I’ve had that earlier than. Additionally, we had a carpeted room in our final dwelling that it was like within the movie show and one of many canine did one thing horrific and it got here out with Folex, however I used to be engaged on it for like every week.

Emma: Folex is type of a miracle, but it surely typically will take a number of rounds. It relies upon what has occurred.

Elsie: It’s price it although.

Emma: Yeah, I’ll additionally say out of doors rugs and a few sure sorts of artificial rugs. Now, you need to plan for a sunny day, however you possibly can energy wash them. That’s true. Take them outdoors and you probably have an influence washer or if you happen to’re renting an influence washer and doing all of your complete outdoors or no matter, you possibly can energy wash your rug after which type of place it someplace or hold it someplace is extra supreme within the solar and it’s not going to rain for a number of days and let it dry out within the solar.

Elsie: Now, let’s speak about cleansing your rug outdoor. So I discussed earlier than you are able to do the tub, the bath. That’s type of annoying although as a result of you then nonetheless should get it out of the home afterward if the rug is larger than you, as soon as it will get larger than you.

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

Elsie: Numerous 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 wish to get all the, I’m speaking about, you wish to get every little thing 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 deliver it again. You might 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 will take so lengthy. I don’t even blow dry my hair for me, similar to, hold it over the facet of your porch, do no matter you need to do and it’s price 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 great, or was that your sofa?


Emma: It’s referred to as Missouri Rug. If you happen to’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, deliver 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 only 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 after they introduced it again. So, possibly it was, possibly they only lied. Perhaps 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 shall be needed in some unspecified time in the future. So that you simply don’t should beat your self up. You already know, as a result of like spilling a glass of wine or a inexperienced smoothie or having canine that simply do canine issues or Kids, , it’s, it’s part of life that’s clearly like 10,000% price 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 large 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 normal wanting ornate rugs and so they are available a number of completely different colours. Like they’ve actually mild ones that look extra boho, they’ve darkish navy and crimson ones that look extra conventional. So, yeah, that’s a great, a great time. I additionally love Swedish rugs. And there’s numerous different types which can be good as Effectively, 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 typically extra Moroccan as a result of they only, I don’t know, I believe I’m not fairly on the dedication stage to giving them a shower as a lot as a lot. So, a number 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 once in our kitchen now it’s in our bed room and I’ve this actually colourful one which I just lately bought like within the final three months. That’s on this little library room. I believe I put one photograph of it like in my Instagram once I was displaying the ebook remarkably brilliant 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 dwelling. So when I’ve a spot that’s type of like tucked away or simply for me, that’s at all times what I gravitate in direction of.

And we now have this ongoing factor in our family the place my husband doesn’t love rugs. I believe partly as a result of it’s type of like maintenance, you bought to wash them on a regular basis or they give the impression of being 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 type of simply gotten to a spot the place, just like the areas of our dwelling 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 will be lovely to have one, but additionally it’s so straightforward for me to only sweep and swiffer in there that I type of don’t thoughts not having one. And we now have the period the place we’ve bought little youngsters and I’m like, what, that is actually straightforward and I don’t care. So it’s completely fantastic by me. However there are areas of our dwelling which can be extra like my areas, like my workplace, my library room, my facet of the bed room and so they all have rugs. So we type of have this combine all through our home.

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

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

Elsie: Should love canine. 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 could cause type of points.

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

Emma: It’s type of grippy. It’s virtually just like the type of stuff you utilize whenever you’re opening a jar and you’ve got, we are able to put hyperlinks to these items after which there’s just like the stickers 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 if you happen to’re in a state of affairs the place your flooring both aren’t model new or they’re a bit of 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’ve gotten the sting that flips, it fixes that and the sting that flips is a type of a tough downside to unravel it.

Emma: Type of is, it’s virtually such as you’re setting heavy stuff on it on a regular basis, however you then’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 motive 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 on daily basis. 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 try this in the home, however I in all probability would in a carpeted room. I believe that it simply depends upon what your floor is beneath and the way forgiving. Yeah. For, for the porch, for me, I’d quite have one gap than probably use the stickers and like, I really feel like they might trigger extra harm. So anyway, yeah, I’m gonna screw them down. I believe it’ll be in all probability like, tremendous price it. I prefer it. Cool. I suppose that’s all of our rug stuff. So hopefully this was encouraging, like, I suppose I simply wish to reiterate like we all know rugs might be costly and don’t suppose that we’re simply saying get the most costly rug. I’m saying like steadiness, take into consideration the issue of the worth, the scale and the sturdiness. Take into consideration all three of these issues. Not only one is my recommendation.

Emma: If you happen to’re transferring into a brand new dwelling and also you got here from a smaller area and also you’re needing like principally a number of rugs don’t be afraid to similar to try this over time to be able to unfold out the price if you happen to’re desirous to get rugs which can be going to final to love assist with waste and simply get issues that you simply’re going to be actually pleased with. It’s alright to have a room that doesn’t have a rug for some time.

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

Emma: So simply, , give it some thought and also you’ll discover the proper 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 simply love that you simply’re going to maintain, than to get one thing that’s filling an area that you simply’re not going to throw away after a yr and it’s going to be a complete problem 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 are able to’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 phase. So do you’ve gotten something that’s been sparking pleasure for you recently?

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

Emma: I can’t wait to return and troll. You’re going to return 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. Effectively, I can’t wait to listen to your feedback. That’ll be nice. So in my workplace are on my desk or like I bought this. So I bought this classic roll prime desk. It’s my particular somebody. It’s spooky, it’s spooky, it’s haunted. It type of has secret compartments. It’s magical. And anyway, the highest of it, I’ve lined it in little tiny gold frames they’re fairly straightforward to search out. So, my thought was that I might type of like, get some vintage ones once I encounter them. However that’s laborious to do. And I’ll in all probability, like, put these up entrance after which I bought fairly a number of from locations like Amazon. I bought a number of from anthropology, similar to, , common locations like that simply to love greenback tree. Simply kidding. I might although if that they had them. I don’t know. So it’s simply, it’s simply tons and plenty of tiny gold frames and the scale 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 like this, like lovely assortment.It’s a technique to put household images as a result of I’m type of like, I like placing household images up in the home and I wish to, however I don’t need them to be tacky. Like I really feel prefer it must be like a sure manner for me to just accept.

Emma: You may have much more artwork in your partitions too so it may be laborious 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 precise spot. So anyway, tiny gold frames all linked to a few of them and they’re positively sparking pleasure for me simply because it’s like the simplest technique to put a bunch of recollections with my youngsters someplace the place I’ll see them on daily basis.

No, I like it.

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. Folks will use them on their Christmas tree. Simply add a hanger or ribbon. 

Elsie: That’s proper. And have, like, household images or classic images and even like little a type of timber.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 keep in mind now. I’d should go examine. However anyway, cute.

Emma: Effectively, 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 large 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, in order that they’ll by no means sponsor us now and I’m fantastic 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’m wondering 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 a giant 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 superb. It was so good. It was lots just like the Pizza Hut Pan pizza. Yeah. And it was virtually like, it’s inferior to our Detroit type pizza on our weblog. However I used to be not making pizza. I used to be within the temper to only order it and take a bathe and look ahead to 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 transferring to our hometown. I miss my Nashville pizza.

Emma: We don’t have a number of pizza in Springfield and it’s laborious.

Elsie: It’s laborious.

Emma: We solely have the massive chains actually.

Elsie: After which we now have a cute little spot in our neighborhood, but it surely’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 every week, I believe on the weekends I’m by no means out the opposite night time I used to be lastly out, but it surely was virtually 9. So I used to be like, they’re going to be bought 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 like it.

Emma: I actually although I do look, man, typically 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 phase. All proper, Nova. What do you’ve gotten for us this week? 

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

Elsie: Like it. That was good. 

Nova: Bye. 

Elsie: Thanks a lot for listening. You’ll be able to submit your questions at podcast@abeautifulmess.com 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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