How to Clean Wool Rugs for FREE with Snow (Easy DIY)

Snow Cleaning: How to Clean Wool and Oriental Rugs for FREE

Sharing all my tips & tricks for how to clean wool rugs yourself naturally with snow at home for free with pictures of how to do it. It is so easy even kids can help clean wool rugs!

Cleaning wool rugs with snow is an easy DIY & fun cleaning project that is completely free & brightens up your wool rugs like they were new again.

DIY – How to Clean Wool Rugs (with Snow)

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Sharing all my tips & tricks for how to clean wool rugs yourself naturally with snow at home for free.   It is so easy even kids can help clean wool rugs! #housecleaning #quickcleaning #rug #carpet #persianrug

Have you ever wanted to snow clean rugs? 

I started snow cleaning my wool rugs about eight years ago after reading an organic cleaning book & I have been cleaning my rugs this way ever since.

5 Reasons Why I Love Wool & Antique Oriental Rugs

Wool & antique Oriental rugs are the best! 

I only buy wool rugs because…

Reason ONE

Patterned, oriental or Persian rugs hide stains super well…kids, pets & human stains you name it!

Reason TWO

Wool rugs don’t hold onto smells like other rugs do.

This is really important is you have kids & pets!

Reason THREE

Wool rugs last forever (we have some 10+year wool rugs that still look brand new).

Reason FOUR

Wool rugs never go out of style.

Reason FIVE

Wool Rugs are really easy to clean & cleaning wool rugs with snow yourself is FREE!!! 

Have I convinced you yet? ūüôā

2 Downsides of using Snow to Clean Wool Rugs

The one down side is you need SNOW. 

But for a lot of us… especially those of you in New England and the Midwest that’s not really hard to find right about now! 

The other downside is your neighbors MIGHT think you are a little strange.  I say this only because many a car would slowdown & stare when the kids & I were outside jumping up and down on our rugs in the middle of winter in our Suburban Split

Jason was also known to hide inside behind the curtains while we were doing this other than to help me bring the rug in or out. 

Thankfully no one can see me in the yard of our new house.

Lastly this natural way of cleaning is totally green!

No chemicals or harsh fumes!!! 

This way to clean rugs also works really well for antique rugs as well.

Step by Step Instructions for How to Clean Wool Rugs with Snow

Step ONE – Vaccuum

Vacuum your wool or oriental rug. 

This helps to clean wool rugs & get off any crumbs that might fall off on the way outside.

Step TWO – Take your Wool Rug Outside

Take your oriental or wool rug outside & lay it upside down in the snow. (A nice dry fluffy snow is the best). 

Grab a buddy for a really big or large wool rug.

Snow Cleaning: How to Clean Wool and Oriental Rugs for FREE

Step THREE – Jump on on Your Wool Rug

Jump, walk, skip, or hop all over your rug.

Snow Cleaning: How to Clean Wool and Oriental Rugs for FREE

Even puppies can help.  

If you have a lot of oriental or wool rugs to clean you may be able to forgo the gym that day! 

Win, Win! 

I make sure to go over the same spots over & over spending a few minutes on each rug. 

If you have kids it will go even quicker & they think it’s fun!

Step FOUR – Bring Your Wool Rug Back Inside

Bring the rug back in and take a nap. 

If the snow is really dry the rug won’t be damp at all & you can immediately put you furniture back on it right away.

See how EASY it is to clean wool rugs!!!

Snow Cleaning: How to Clean Wool and Oriental Rugs for FREE

Where to Find and Clean Wool Rugs Cheap

Last tip,  I NEVER pay full price for my rugs. 

I will buy them on sale from Pottery Barn or Overstock or from yard sales or Craigslist. 

This is great way to CLEAN wool rugs that you bought used! 

For more tips on buying used furniture check out my other post about how I buy things on Craigslist.  

More snow’s on the way next week if you want to try this out…or you could make a Valentine’s book page wreath instead!

I hope this answers all your questions about how to clean wool rugs and inspires you to clean wool rugs you have at home now that you see just how simple it is to do!!!

by Tara Lehman

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Samantha!!! My kids love playing in the snow so I never have to ask them to help me clean the rugs:). Take care, Tara

  1. I saw this, and thought… hmmm very interesting. But this morning my dog threw up (sorry for the TMI) on our rug, and although it’s not wool – I figured I’d give it a try (we have WAY too much snow right now anyways). It’s outside “drying” so I’ll let you know how it turns out!

    (And by drying I mean that it’s pitch dark out and I can’t tell if it’s clean or not)…

    1. Ha Nicole! We have always had dogs so I have been there girl! I never tried a non wool rug this way but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work other than taking a little while longer to dry:). Keep me posted! Hope you have a better day today, take care, Tara

  2. Wow, I would have never thought that snow would be a good rug cleaner! Very cost effective too! I typically get my wool rugs cleaned once a year by a local rug cleaner, but with all the snow we have this season, I might just try your method out!

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