How to Clean DoormatsDoormats are there for the sole purpose of collecting dirt, so obviously they get dirty! However, once they’re too soiled they don’t trap dirt as efficiently, and it gets tracked in your house just as if the doormat wasn’t there. So, even though the doormat is one of those things that’s supposed to get dirty, it still has got to be cleaned. Use these tips on how to get clean doormats and stop the dirt at the door.

Step One

Go outside and give your doormat a good shake. You might need to slap it against a wall or patio floor to really get out the dust.

Step Two

Vacuum the doormat to remove the dirt you couldn’t shake out. Depending on the thickness of your doormat, you may need to use an attachment.

Step Three

Your doormat may be giving off a funky odor. Use baking soda to get rid of it! Sprinkle baking soda on the mat and let that sit for 10 minutes. After that, use a scrub brush to really rub the baking soda into the mat. Let the baking soda sit for 5 more minutes before vacuuming all of it off the mat.

Step Four

Some doormats are machine washable. Check the label to see the recommended cleaning care. If you can’t machine wash your mat, hand wash it using a solution of warm water and mild dish soap and a soft-bristled brush. Work the soap into a lather and then rinse the mat. Let the mat air dry.

Clean Doormats Mean Cleaner Floors

You should try and clean the doormat at least once a month. Getting the doormat clean means it can get dirty all over again, which means that your floors stay pristine. If you want help cleaning around the house, call your local house cleaning company and see what they can do for you.