6 October 2020 #1. Got them free from Freecycle and the rats can’t get in them. Always roll a rug for storage instead of folding: Folded rugs can leave cracks and creases damaging the item. Alternatively, you can use a commercial insect repellent like Off but vinegar is best for old and valuable carpets. Storing a rug that’s damp may result in mold and mildew growing on it. I keep them in our big hay/feed barn. Large chest freezers. Next, use some Woolite and water and shampoo the rug using a soft brush. I keep each rug in its original bag inside them. Use a good-quality vacuum to ensure you lift as much dander, dust and other microscopic particles as possible. Storage West's Glass-Door Service is an easy, touch free way to rent and move into your personal, self-storage space – Click for Details. I've got a load of these: (Except mine were £10 from Morrison's) - they stack well and are damp and (so far!) They are reasonably priced & after putting our "Henry" on them the air is removed & they get squashed down to nothing. Council delivered an extra one so have used it for years. If you have any questions or need a few rug storage ideas, get in touch by phone at 443-883-5825. There are nails along one of the beams in my tack room so I hang them along the wall. I'm another garden box person but I also use the vacuum bags for ones I'm not going to use for a while to make them as small as possible - but they have to be completely dry going into them or they go very mouldy. Can’t attach to walls so needs to be free standing. The best place to clean rugs is outside. However, you don’t want the end to be on the floor if you’re worried about flooding, and if your storage unit isn’t tall enough to store a large carpet on end, it’s perfectly acceptable to store it horizontally on top of a piece of furniture or a shelf. The best way to store rugs is to roll them. Again, make sure to dry the rug thoroughly before moving on to the next step. Periodic inspection of the rug is strongly recommended. The first step to take before storing your rug or carpet is to clean it thoroughly. JavaScript is disabled. Start with the bottom of the rug and vacuum it thoroughly. Take your time and be thorough. Check out places like Groupon and wowcher as they usually have them cheap, Another one for Garden Box - If you have a local Freecycle website pop an advert up and see if anyone is getting rid of one for free. 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I have rug racks on a pulley system, so they can be pulled up high at the back of the stable. If you want an all-natural solution, try spritzing the rug with a mixture of four parts water to one part of white vinegar. How to Roll a Rug for Storage. unfortunately I cannot keep them in the stable as my mare likes to pull them down.. Wheelie bin. You can rent a rug cleaner if you prefer, but hand washing is best for old and valuable rugs. When you rent a storage space, it’s important to know the best way to store your belongings so they’ll be in the same condition when you take them out of storage as they were when you put them in. You can determine which end is the bottom by going with the grain of the piling. Follow it to the end of the rug and roll from that end. Following these instructions will ensure that your rugs and carpets look just as good when they come out of storage as they did going in. Rugs being used daily go on rug racks outside stables (another one who can’t leave rugs in with one of the horses). The best way to store rugs is to roll them. I use dexion shelving, the rugs are folded /rolled and one can see at a glance what is there. I use the upper shelves to keep well off the ground. Any ideas for a way to hang up rugs in my allocated storage area? Always roll from the bottom of the rug to the top. This is a must so that when you flip the rug, dirt that has fallen off one side won’t end up on the other side. Then flip the rug and vacuum the other side. For wrapping, purchase a secure rug storage bag. I tend to do a summer and winter swap with what’s in the plastic chests and what’s on the racks. Make sure the rug is completely dry before wrapping and storing.