Do you really want to get new carpet and need to convince other people in your home to give you the “okay” to do so? Well, here are 5 ways to sabotage your carpet so that you can do out with the old and in with the new!
5 Ways to Sabotage Your Carpet
1. Don’t vacuum.
By cutting vacuuming from your list of weekly chores, you will be sure to have frayed and darker looking carpets in no time. When carpet isn’t regularly vacuumed, dirt buries itself deep within the carpet, causing it to cut through the fibers which lead to fraying. In high traffic areas, this will happen sooner than later and you will see your carpet aging prematurely with permanent dark spots from the dirt being ground into it.
2. Let your pets do as they please, where they please.
Pets are just another part of the family. Sometimes they seem like the best part. So if you are really looking to sabotage your carpet, don’t set up boundaries, limits, or rules for your pet. By allowing them to go to the bathroom in the home and on the carpet, you won’t have to worry about letting them out of the house every few hours. This will make your life as a pet owner much easier. Your carpet will quickly show signs of your pets’ presents. Even if you are quick to clean up their little gifts, your carpet is sure to reveal the history of what has taken place as time goes on.
3. Wear outdoor shoes inside.
It really can be an inconvenience to take off your shoes when you walk in your home. If you just keep your shoes on, you will spend less time worrying about your shoes and spend more time on getting to where you want to go. Wearing your outdoor shoes inside on your carpet is a great way to see just how dirty your carpet can actually get.
4. Turn a blind eye to spots.
Spot cleaning isn’t necessary if you are trying to destroy your carpet. A spot here and there never bothered anybody, right? So if you want to replace your carpet sooner, just let that spot be as it is.
5. Steam clean each month.
Some of you might be grimacing and in horror at the thought of doing any of the above to your carpet So you make sure that you deep clean your carpet every month to make sure it looks as fresh as a daisy. Well, guess what, you too are on your way to destroying your carpet. Doing a deep steam clean each month also can cause the fibers of your carpet to fray. It is recommended that you only do a deep clean once or twice a year. Along with regular vacuuming, your carpet will last longer if you don’t deep clean it so often.
If you follow these carpet-destroying tips, you will have smelly, worn, dirty and aged carpet in no time.