By the time you pack the tea kettle, the frying pans, and the clothing iron, you may find yourself looking down at the carpet, thinking, “oh, yeah. That.” Packing area rugs may be the last thing on your mind, but it’s important nonetheless.
Even if you put it off until the last minute, nothing will get you out of the task of figuring out how to properly pack those beautiful area rugs you have invested in. Sure, your husband may find this the perfect time to sabotage one he always thought was “ugly,” but you are two steps ahead of him.
Clean and dry. The first logical step is to seize the opportunity to do a thorough cleaning. If you don’t want to do it yourself, you can hire a professional to come in and steam them. Once the rug is completely cleaned, allow it to air dry for a sufficient amount of time.
Roll carefully. The rug will then need to be rolled tightly to prevent unwanted folds and damage. Simply grab the short end of the rug and roll it tightly with your knuckles until you reach the other end. Once it has been rolled to the end, use a strong piece of twine or string to tie it in three different places.
Rug bag. You can either purchase or borrow a few rug storage bags. Some of the self-moving companies sell them and they are worth the investment. They will seal your well cared for rug in a large sleeve and prepare them for moving.
Best of luck!