Mum reveals paddling pool hack to wash rugs

Rugs can get very dirty but they are difficult to clean.

Although you might vacuum every day, some dust and dirt always remains.

People on cleaning groups usually recommend giving your rug a strip wash by soaking it in bath to really get all the grime out.

But of course, then you’re faced with the task of cleaning out your tub and you have to haul the heavy rug outside to dry.

With the recent hot weather, one mum has taken to using a paddling pool instead.

If your kids have already finished playing for the day, you can use the pool to leave your rug to soak.

And of course, it’s much easer to leave it to dry.

Posting in the Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas group, the woman said: ‘Got annoyed with my white shaggy rug and how dirty it was. 

‘Pumped up the kids paddling pool, cold water, beat the rug, then threw in 2 bold pods in with the rug and walked around on it. 

‘This was 5 mins of walking on one side, going to let sit for 30 – hr then walk on it again. Dry on the washing line.’

She added pictures of the grey murky water to show the results.

Once she removed the rug, she could easily empty the pool and give it a blast with the hose to clean it all out.

Another commenter said that the method hadn’t been as successful for her though – as you need to be aware of the size and weight of your rug when it comes to drying it.

She added: ‘I did the same with mine but I couldnt dry it. It was too heavy for the line, started to warp the wood on my garden bench. 

‘I ended up chucking it out coz it smelt so bad.’

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