A salt wash can bring new life to old rugs.
You can find great rugs at estate sales but they’re often quite dingy. Freshen up an old rug with a simple salt wash to brighten colors and get rid of grime.
DIY blog DIYLife has a great tip for getting an old rug clean without sending it off for an expensive professional cleaning—typically $2+ per square foot. You’ll need hot water, salt, a bucket, rags, and a little bit of time to give your rug a good hand washing…
Mix up equal parts hot water and salt, dampen a rag with the mixture, and gently scrub the rug with the damp rag. For a large rug it’s a time consuming process but it’s nearly free and radically cheaper than having a pro do it.
Have your own thrifty tips and tricks for saving money around the house? Let’s hear about it in the comments.