Summer seems to have finally arrived after a changeable spring and the wettest winter on record. There can't be many people who are not seriously thinking of a nice big old summer clean, getting into all the little nooks and crannies and booting the spiders out of doors. However, a ‘proper’ clean up can take days – if not weeks; it depends how grubby the spring showers has left your home – and not everyone has such a big chunk of time to spare. That said, there is something about the sunshine through the window that makes you want to do something, no matter how small. It is easy to get a bit depressed in the dark months, so a quick boost to the spirits with a bargain rug that won't empty your bank account is a good way to start the new season.
A nice bright rug
Something that takes just minutes is getting a new rug for your most-used room. With Rug Zone, you don't even need to leave home to buy it – browse online, order and your ‘summer clean up’ can be complete by the next day. Give the floor a quick vacuum, whip out the feather duster to de-cobweb, lay your lovely new rug and anyone would swear you had done the whole house out with a fine tooth comb. When it comes to convincing someone that you have made big changes, all you need to do is change one really obvious thing and they imagine the rest. So go for something eye-catching like a bright coloured shaggy rug or an elegant traditional rug that takes up other colours from the decor – they’ll never believe you haven’t slaved for hours!
Don't re-carpet – buy a rug
If you have fitted carpets, they can get dirty very quickly in a thoroughfare in your house. Summer cleaning often involves carpet cleaners, but after a few years even this leaves you with a grubby track through the room. And each year, it gets worse. If you want to give your room a summery zing and also cover your tracks, a rug will do both in one. Choose a hardwearing rug, which come in a variety of designs from modern to traditional. Natural fibres look less world-weary when subjected to hard wear than some manmade rugs, so going for sisal, jute or cotton may be the best plan, if you are a large family or possibly a small family with unusually grubby feet!