Works For Me: Carpet Dents

Wfmwsmall Hello, my Works-For-Me friends!  I had a little WFMW withdrawal over the bloggy break.  I awakened on Wednesday with a sense of panic:  however shall I navigate this day without finding 47 new uses for vinegar

So welcome back!  Here’s my quick trip I learned over the holidays, by watching that great source of useful human knowledge:  the DIY network.  You know those annoying little "dents" left behind in your carpet when you move something heavy off it?  And even when you run your fingers over it, it still stays all smooshed down?

Turns out, if you’ll just drop a piece of ice in the dent, the slowly melting water will cause the carpet fibers to swell back up.  It will dry, and your carpet will look as good as new.  I tried it myself with the dents left behind by our Christmas tree, and it really worked!

And how satisfying to know that an evening of mindless cable television can be useful.

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59 thoughts on “Works For Me: Carpet Dents

  1. Rebecca says:

    aHEM! I was so excited about this (was waiting up to post — I’m such a nerd) that I forgot to put my description by my name. Shannon, feel free to delete the first one, if you’d like. πŸ™‚
    As for your tip, that’s a GREAT one. Thanks!
    I’m glad you’re back. I MISSED you — and WFMW.

  2. Ornery's Wife says:

    I’ll have to check this out! I have really heavy furniture, and on the rare occasions I can get Ornery to help me move it, there are always divots in the carpet. It’s almost enough to make a girl want to leave things where they were. Almost! πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting, Shannon. It was really hard for me to think of something today, since in my mind it should be Monday.

  3. Nonnie says:

    Great tip! I’m contemplating moving the furniture in my living room, and it’s nice to know that I won’t have to look at those dents for weeks and weeks!

  4. Becca says:

    Love the ice cube trick! I have a dent from furniture we moved to make room for the tree… I’ll have to try it today! πŸ™‚

  5. Becca says:

    Love the ice cube trick! I have a dent from furniture we moved to make room for the tree… I’ll have to try it today! πŸ™‚

  6. Michelle says:

    I’m new here this year too! And I just realized I didn’t put my tip in (). I’ve done the ice cube thing before–definitely a good trick!

  7. Carpet Cleaning says:

    Being in the carpet industy I can say this tip does work for those minor indentions. If you have piece of futniture that has been in the same place for years it will may not. Take a brush and brush the spot first and then do the ice. You may need to repeat the cycle a few times.

  8. Hollie says:

    Love your WFMW – I finally had one to add this week. Always love reading your – especially this one – I have baby gate marks that won’t go away. Thanks for everything.

  9. Kellyn says:

    We are without couch right now, waiting for the delivery of our new one. Well…lookie lookie dents in my carpet! And it worked! I was so excited that I had to show the hubby since he thought I was going nuts! Such a great tip. Thanks!

  10. smileymamaT says:

    “As it turns out, 1984 smelled a lot like pickles. ”
    I just read back a way in your blog (which, it turns out, I LOVE), and this one made me laugh so hard I couldn’t open my eyes. Whew. Thanks.
    If I think of any helpful tips, I’ll let you know – my mother gave me Hints and Help from Heloise as a wedding present – in 1992.
    πŸ™‚ T

  11. Jo Gram says:

    OK, sorry for the double-post there. Newbie here. The SECOND link takes you to this week’s WFMW. The first can be deleted (please).

  12. Sara says:

    Sorry! I just added my name on the link thinking that was for the giveaway! I didn’t have a helpful hint…..

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