Taking the time to properly maintain your carpet is the key to making it last long and look presentable in the home. When you think of carpet maintenance you probably think of professional carpet cleaners and a lot of vacuuming. There are other ways to maintain carpet or an area rug without even touching a vacuum or calling out the carpet cleaning service.
Assuming you have a broom and dustpan at home, use these items to sweep your carpet or rug to rid it of dirt and dust. Afterwards you can use a lint roller to pick up any hair or lint left on the carpet after you've swept. When it comes to stains on carpet or a rug, sometimes the best way to remove them is to scrub it yourself. Get a bucket of water and a sponge and get to work. Using professional carpet cleaners can get expensive, so taking on the task yourself can help out a lot. After you scrub the stains off the carpet, place a small fan or heater to dry the areas.