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.
Table of Contents
DIY – How to Clean Wool Rugs (with Snow)
*this post contains affiliate links for more information check out my disclosure page HERE*
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…
Patterned, oriental or Persian rugs hide stains super well…kids, pets & human stains you name it!
Wool rugs don’t hold onto smells like other rugs do.
This is really important is you have kids & pets!
Wool rugs last forever (we have some 10+year wool rugs that still look brand new).
Wool rugs never go out of style.
Wool Rugs are really easy to clean & cleaning wool rugs with snow yourself is FREE!!!
Have I convinced you yet? 🙂
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.
Step THREE – Jump on on Your Wool Rug
Jump, walk, skip, or hop all over your rug.
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!
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!!!
Where to Find and Clean Wool Rugs Cheap
Last tip, I NEVER pay full price for my rugs.
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!
by Tara Lehman
Don’t Forget to Save Pin How to Snow Clean Wool Rugs with Snow!