How to Clean a Jute Rug With Baking Soda (Easy!)

It can get very tricky when trying to clean a jute rug. And that’s something about natural fiber rugs that people don’t know… Yeah, they’re durable and eco-friendly, but there are also major drawbacks to buying one of them for your house if you’re not going to be able to stick to a cleaning routine.

If you want to learn more about jute rugs to see if they are what you need at home, then keep reading here!

Natural fiber rugs are very sensitive to water-based cleaning solutions, especially jute rugs. They can easily get damaged if not cleaned properly. So you really need to get creative when trying to get a stain out of it without using water.

But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered on this one… we’re going to be giving away the best way ever to clean your jute rug without water!

clean jute rug without water

Clean Jute Rugs with Baking Soda

If you’re worried you won’t have any of the things you’ll need to apply this cleaning method to your stained jute rug, then you’re probably wrong!

This is all you’ll ever need to clean jute rugs with baking soda:

– Vacuum cleaner

– Gloves to protect your hand from getting allergic reactions

– Bucket

– Fan or hairdryer

– Club soda

– Clean cloth

– Clean white paper towels

– White vinegar

– Baking soda

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Once you have it all prepared and ready to use, you can start cleaning your jute rug!

Step 1: Vacuum thoroughly

This first step is too obvious… sometimes so obvious that people think it’s unecessary and skip it. Well, let me tell you… jute rugs detach rots and bristtles over time due to the natural fabirs their made from. And when tryin to clean you either remove them first or end up with a dirtier rug. Vacuum in all directions to try to get it all out.

Step 2: Pretreat the spill or stain

If the spill is recent, use the paper towels to clean it up as much as possible. Press gently on the spot and let it absorb all the moisture possible. Avoid dabbing to hard as it could make the liquid sink deep in.

If the stain has been there for a while now, use club soda or a mixture of 1/2 of vinegar and 1/2 of water with a cloth to add a bit of moisture (but no too much!) to it. This way it’ll be easier to remove it. After it, use a hairdryer or a fan to dry it much faster.

Step 3: It’s time to get the Baking Soda working!

Once it’s all dry, sprinkle baking soda all over the area you want to clean and let it sit overnight.

In case you didn’t know, baking soda works great to deal with all type of stains and will help with bad odors as well.

Especially when cleaning jute rugs, baking soda will also help reducing the moisture it may have. And that’s a great plus to have!

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Step 4: Vacuum all over again

Remember this: the more the better. So if you can let the baking soda sit for at least a night, you’ll get better results.

Once the time is over, you’ll have to vacuum the rug all over again to remove all the baking soda. Vacuum twice if needed.

Step 5: Repeat the process on the other side

If you really want to deep clean a jute rug, you’ll need to repeat this same process I just explained on both sides of the rug.

Tips to keep a Clean Jute Rug

If you really want to get your jute rug all cleaned up and bright as new, and the above cleaning method hasn’t been enough you can also use some of these tips I’m about to tell you or go the this article that talks about How to Clean Jute Rugs

1. Vacuum jute rugs regularly. You’ll get all the debris out and won’t let the dirt and dust sink in deep between the fibres.

2. Deodorize it with baking soda. This way you’ll keep it smelling fresh and eliminate the moisture.

3. Trim off the loose ends. Jute rugs are prone to getting loose ends. If you don’t remove them, they could end up tearing the whole rug apart. But don’t pull them!

4. Treat the curners to prevent them form curling. If they’re already curled up damp it a bit and place a heavy object on top, leaving it over night. Repeat this process as many times as needed.

cleaning jute carpet


Is there a dirty stained jute rug at your house?

Are you looking for a homemade recipe that will help you get that jute rug all bright and clean?

Well, as you’ve already seen, baking soda will save your day, again. It’s incredible how many uses one can give to such a simple ingredient… and to think you’ve had it all the time right in front of you in the pantry and never used it!

clean jute carpet

Now there’s no excuses for not having a clean jute rug at home. All rugs for that matter!

Use this simple baking soda recipe and find out for yourself.

Nancy Adams

I am a fan of home decor, I devote all my free time to this activity. One of the most important components of home comfort is carpets & rugs and at the same time, it is one of the poorly covered topics on the Internet. Therefore, I decided to share my experience and knowledge in this niche.

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