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Home & Garden The Simple, Easy Way to Fix Carpet Dents Left by Furniture

02:34  18 november  2017
02:34  18 november  2017 Source:   southernliving.com

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If you’ve ever moved a piece of furniture from a spot it’s held for an extended period of time, you know that more often than not, it will have left a mark on the carpet . But what if we told you there was an incredibly simple (and free) way to get rid of those pesky carpet dents ?

Easy ways to fix carpet dents using things you have around the house. Whether you're deep in the weeds of feng shui-ing your home or you're repurposing old furniture in a new space, you're going to be left with some deep carpet dents that reveal the old location of your beloved couch or a solid chair.

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We all want our furniture to make a lasting impression—just not on our carpets.

If you’ve ever moved a piece of furniture from a spot it’s held for an extended period of time, you know that more often than not, it will have left a mark on the carpet. The worst part is that no amount of rubbing or vacuuming can seems to help. But what if we told you there was an incredibly simple (and free) way to get rid of those pesky carpet dents? And better yet, that it’s sitting in your freezer.

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Leaving heavy furniture in one spot on a carpet will cause dents over time, because the weight of the furniture will compress the fibers in the carpet . An easy way to stop this from happening is to move the furniture often so that it doesn’t sit on the fibers long enough to compress them.[13] Move the

Our friends over at Today recently bubbled up one of our favorite housekeeping tricks that we just had to share. To get rid of carpet dents, simply stick an ice cube on the offending divot, wait for it to melt, and then soak up excess water afterward. Voila! Now you never have to be afraid to rearrange your furniture—as long as you keep a tray of ice cubes handy, that is.

Go forth and chill those dents, y’all.

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