There are many reasons why you would be obliged to store or move around your beautiful oriental rugs but it would be a mistake to lift them from the floor before you make first the necessary arrangements and preparations for their storage or without cleaning them. In reality, you must start with carpet cleaning and take a closer look to see whether there are other problems concerning their piles or to check for moisture. Then you will need to bag them.
Step number one: Clean the carpets well
Dirty rug cleaning is essential before you store any size carpet for the summer or bag it before you move to a new house. The first thing you should do is remove all furniture, so that all signs would disappear and give you the chance to clean it easier.
* Some countries in the Mediterranean place newspapers on the rugs before they wrap them because ink has the property to absorb moisture. Some people prefer lavender and special moth repellants with a nice smell to keep them intact.
* You should wrap it if it's soft or roll it if it's hard and place it in plastic bags but make sure to open small holes on the plastic bag to let the rug breath. It would be better to store it in cotton sheets, which are natural and can keep them healthier.