Many stores and hotels often have an employee whose main job is to greet customers as they first walk in through the front doors. This is an innovative strategy as this “greeter” gives the customer a sense of warmth and welcome.
Whether it's the bright smile or the knowledge that they can receive a helping hand, there is something about being acknowledged when you first enter someplace that gives you a sense of happiness and comfort. Although I can assume that most of us can’t afford to hire a person, or invest in the time, to have a greeter at your front door whenever you are expecting guests, a clever way to mimic this aspect is by having a beautiful doormat!
What's better than to welcome in guests and tenants before they even step into the house than with this awe-inspiring statement? Not only does a doormat welcomes visitors, but it also has many other beneficial properties such as eliminating dirt from messing up your home, protecting your entrance from drafts and creates a gorgeous aesthetic to any home's exterior. However, with all these tasks that are assigned to doormats, these helpful tools can experience quite a bit of wear and tear. Fear not, though, as here are some helpful tips on how to care for your doormat.
No one stays in their house 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This means that your doormat says goodbye and hello to you at least once for each day. This is why you need to clean your doormat regularly. This is easy, though, as a quick sweep once a week is sufficient.
When you are vacuuming the inside of your house, you can also open your door and run the vacuum cleaner quickly over your doormat as well. This is in addition to a deeper cleaning, likely with mild soap and water, once a month. However, it must also be noted on what soap to use. For instance, if you use strong soap, you might end up damaging your doormat by stripping it of its color or even by stripping it of its usual polyester coating which protects not only the doormat's pretty design but also the fibers of the doormat.
Many mild soaps exist that will do a sufficient job of cleaning your doormat with being too strong. Also, if you are unsure which soap to use, you can always pick up a specialty soap from a local hardware store that is certified to be safe for cleaning your doormat. Also, a simple solution of baking soda and water will suffice as a gentle yet sure way to clean your doormat.
With the constant foot traffic of stomping and shuffling of sneakers, boots, sandals, heels and more, your doormat is likely to get tossed or kicked around a bit. By this constant movement, your doormat is likely to get damaged. However, this can be avoided by having a rubber backing applied under the doormat which will prevent unwanted movement. On the other hand, you can always purchase a doormat with a built-in rubber backing as well.
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