Friday, September 11, 2009

Rugs, Rugs, and more Rugs

This week it has been a down pour dirty area rugs.

Every day this week we have had no less that 20 area rugs dropped off for cleaning. That may not seem like a lot, but during the summer we would get between 5-12 a day.

We have had either a large number of rugs per order or just a large rug. With the amount of rugs sized 8x10, 9x12 and larger we clean per week it is hard to believe that people are shrinking the size of their living spaces.

We had one client who had expanded her living space. She moved here from Vancouver from a small condo to a house here in Victoria.

Her rug is 9x12 and in her old place she could only unroll it half way, so every few months she would rotate it. Now in her new dwelling she can enjoy the whole rug, which is a beautiful plush red Pakistan rug.

It is a dilemma for a lot of people, when they move from one place to another, as what to do with their area rugs if they are too small or too big for the room, but are loved.

Cutting it down isn't a great option depending on the pattern, construction, and love for the rug.

Taking your grandmother's beloved Persian and trimming it down is pretty much considered blasphemous. You can always get it wrapped properly and store it, but then you cannot enjoy the rug.

When it comes to not having the right size rug for your room it becomes a personal struggle. Everyone can offer their opinion, but it always comes down to what feels right to you.

By the end of next week we should be caught up with all the rugs that need to be cleaned and repaired, just in time for the Thanksgiving rush that we will have at the end of the month.

With the area rug cleaning trend we should be pretty steady until the middle of January.

If we have lots of rain this winter, we can be busy with flooded rugs until May.

When it comes to area rugs there is always something that can cause a cleaning rush, a holiday, the weather, moths, pets and even a season change.

Cheers to another busy rug cleaning year!!

Thanks for reading, RugloverMary