Let Jar Lids Do the Heavy Lifting for You

Posted on 11/17/2015
Categories: Carpet Cleaning
There’s a certain sense of accomplishment that comes from cleaning your house—dusting off the dirt of everyday life and starting fresh. But, we all know there are certain spots that don’t get the love they deserve. It’s nobody’s fault, really. After all, even the most determined housekeeper has trouble lifting that 10-ton sleeper-sofa to clean the carpet underneath, with or without help.
So, how do you get to those hard to reach places to make them as clean as the rest of your house without ruining your furniture, carpet or back?
There’s actually a very simple solution that’s been lurking in your pantry or fridge this whole time: jar lids. With just a twist, jars of olives, pickles and salsa become handy tools in your quest for cleaner carpets.
By placing a jar lid (metal side down) under each leg of the furniture you’re moving, you can easily push it aside. The smooth surface of the lid slides across almost any carpet while protecting it from sharp edges and potential snags. The metal lid is rigid enough to support the weight of your furniture and keep it from digging into the carpet. It also helps the furniture slide over any impressions left in the carpet from furniture that’s been sitting in the same spot for a while.
BONUS TIP from the pros at BISSELL: Be sure to use jar lids that are in good shape. A lid with a punctured or nicked surface could leave a rust stain if you’ve placed your furniture on carpet that’s still damp from cleaning.
Credit for this simple, yet effective, carpet cleaning hack goes out to Wendy Edwards via her Designed to Dwell blog (http://designedtodwell.blogspot.com/2011/08/moving-furniture-with-ease.html).
Give it a try and get your entire carpet as clean as it can be. 
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