After one too many ‘accidents’ with red wine, spilt dinner on the lounge floor and from our four legged friends, we decided the lounge room carpet had to (finally) go. When we moved in, the carpet especially was disgusting! The former tenants had inside pets, young kids and lets just say no hygiene standard… (that’s saying it nicely). So with 90 minutes until our guests arrived on Saturday morning, it was precisely enough time for Luke to pull out the carpet, dump it at the tip and pick up cream (for homemade scones) on the way home.
Do you know how easy it is to pull out your carpet? Sooo easy.
// Step 1
Get a razor sharp Stanley knife and cut your carpet into manageable sizes. If possible, try and also cut through the blue carpet underlay at the same time too.
// Step 2
Peel back the carpet and underlay (if possible in the same grip) from a corner. Carefully start to roll the carpet back on itself like making a decedent dessert with filo pastry.
Carry the carpet outside. If you hadn’t managed to grab the underlay at the same time, carefully pull it away from the spikes around the outside on the walls. I say ‘carefully’ as it seems all the dirt and grim drops through the carpet onto the underlay and you don’t want dirt flicking everywhere (this is my OCD kicking in).
// Step 3
Repeat the process with the underlay by rolling in up onto itself and removing outside.
// Step 4
The clean up! Never underestimate this part. By the time Luke drove to the tip (10 minutes drive), dumped the carpet and our garbage and went to Foodworks, I only just finished cleaning the space. Firstly I vacuumed every inch of the concrete. Then mopped. Then replaced the furniture.
Voila. Carpet removed in 90 minutes. It’s that easy!
Do you know if you have concrete or floorboards under your carpet?