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Beautiful carpets decorate living spaces and make them cozy. To stay beautiful, however, they need regular care. The first priority is vacuuming, which should be done at least once a week. Always make sure to use the right nozzle, i.e. upright vacuum cleaner for short-pile carpets, smoother nozzles for long-pile carpets. It is important to also consider the hidden corners, such as under the sofa, because dust collects here, which in turn attracts pests such as clothes moths or carpet beetles. Moths in particular quickly spread to clothes in closets. Remove red wine stains from carpets When red wine lands on the carpet, the motto is: keep calm and don’t rub it on the stain. Accidents where red wine, coffee or something else ends up on the carpet happen quickly. In order to completely remove the stains, you should react as soon as possible and not wait until they have dried. For red wine stains, first moisten a tea towel with distilled water – this absorbs the dirt better than normal tap water. Place the cloth on the stain and wait until it is soaked. Repeat this process several times until the red wine is sucked out. This can take a little longer, if necessary leave the damp cloth on the stain overnight. Important: Never rub the stain – it will only penetrate deeper into the fabric. This is especially true for long-pile carpets. Also, be patient: it will take a while for everything to be removed. First aid for coffee stains Coffee stains can be easily removed with the so-called spoon method. To do this, soak the stain well with distilled water and skim off the liquid including the coffee stain. Then vacuum out any residue with a damp cloth, as with red wine. This is how dried stains disappear If a stain has already dried, it must first be thoroughly moistened. Then put a tea towel on top and gradually soak up the stain. Remove felt pen stains and furniture dents Felt-tip pen does not remove very well with water. Commercial denatured alcohol helps here. Simply dampen a cloth with it and blot the stain with it until it disappears. What to do if the carpet smells bad? Baking soda helps against bad smells and footprints on carpets. If the carpet has taken on a bad smell, the household remedy baking soda will help: about 100 grams are sufficient for a carpet that is about two meters long and one meter wide. Spread evenly over the carpet with a sieve, rub in a little with your hand if the smell is persistent. Leave on for at least 24 hours. The baking soda binds and neutralizes the odors. Then vacuum the carpet. Incidentally, baking soda is also good for removing footprints on carpets. Work in the powder with a brush, let it take effect and then vacuum it up. Tip: to avoid bad smell, carpets should never be laid on a damp floor immediately after wiping.