Lifesaver Tips About the Rugs

Hey, today we are again collecting the lifesaver tips about rugs. Instead of focusing on one type, today we are being extra gentle and going through both indoor and outdoor rugs! Cause why not? Since we are in a season where we can and do enjoy both sides of our lovely homes, we’ve thought it might be useful to look at the simple but lifesaver informations. Whether you have a big patio or balcony, don’t skip them. 

Can outdoor rugs get wet? 

In a nutshell, at least our outdoor rugs, it’s %100 yes. Whether it’s rain, spill or mud, outdoor rugs are completely resistant. Since it’s made of a material called Polypropylene, it won’t cause any smell, residue or damage on your floor. All you need to do is leave them to dry. If it gets dirty, you can easily clean it with a hose or a wet cloth. 

Can you leave an outdoor rug out in the rain? 

Firstly, they are not waterproof. However, as I have just mentioned above, they are completely water-resistant. If you leave them outside during the rain, they will absorb much less water than indoor rugs do. Furthermore, they will get dry a lot faster after getting wet. Thanks to their materials and extra protections, outdoor rugs are literally designed to survive harsh conditions. It means you can comfortably leave them outside and keep on chilling. 

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Do outdoor rugs get mouldy? 

As they are weather and water-resistant, they won’t lead any kind of mildew to grow. However, we have a bonus tip for you; within time, because of the wind and rain, some dust and general grime may accumulate on them since they will be outside probably all the time. If you’d like to be on the safe side, some basic household items may be more than helpful. You can gently wipe them with dish soap, with vinegar or baking soda. Or you can even go with water only. Then, leaving them to dry by themselves for a while will be enough.  

How to stop a rug from moving on the carpet 

When you walk over the rug, your weight will push the carpet in the same direction you are moving into. Especially, if you place your rug in a high-traffic area where the household, children or pets spend time most of the time, it’s more likely that your rug will be more in the movement. However, to be able to stop that you don’t need to do something extra or creative. If you get the rug pad as almost big as your rug, place it under the rug, the rug pad will stop the rug from moving. Here, you won’t have to stress over your pets or children running over your rug. 

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Can you put a rug on carpet? 

First things first, yes! More than yes, it might be a win-win situation for you. You can reduce the risk of the carpet’s wearing and tearing where you have a lot of foot traffic, often in hallways, living rooms or entryways. Also, that might be an affordable and easy way for you to cover any carpet damage such as holes or stains. One more bonus tip for you; if you want to place a rug on your carpet, there is one thing you need to be careful of in terms of design. You should find the balance between your carpet and rug. I mean, if your carpet is highly patterned or has vibrant colours, you might want to choose a more minimal or plain rug. That logic also works the other way around. 

 

So, here we are at the finish line of today’s blog. Hope that’s been helpful for you. 

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How to Clean an Area Rug

Even if the topic of ‘’ How to Clean an Area Rug’’ might look pretty simple, it’s still one of the most searched topics on Google. Especially when the summer is here completely, which means there might be more traffic, people partying at home & on the patio, we thought it might be useful to have a look at it.

Before jumping into the topic, if you have a shaggy rug that has longer and fluffier piles, don’t forget to have a look at this blog as well.

Before jumping into the topic, if you have a shaggy rug that has longer and fluffier piles, don’t forget to have a look at this blog as well.

Area rugs add a decorator touch to a room, help define spaces, and add warmth underfoot. Whether they are made from wool, natural grasses, or synthetic fibers, eventually they will need to be cleaned. Cleaning an area rug on any type of floor—including hardwood floor, wall-to-wall carpeting, and tile—is a bit more complex than just cleaning the rug where it sits. Protecting the floor underneath, particularly for hardwood floors (which are easily damaged) and carpet (which can absorb water or cleansing agents and not dry properly), is just as important as cleaning the rug properly.

How Often to Clean an Area Rug

An area rug should be vacuumed at least weekly, ideally, several times weekly to keep dust and dirt from penetrating deeper into the fibers and to lift matted fibers. If grit and dirt are allowed to dig down into the fibers, the backing can become damaged and, if you have them, even hardwoods beneath can end up with scratches.

Liquid spills and pet accidents must be cleaned up immediately. The moisture can seep through the rug and the protective pad underneath the floor. The moisture will be trapped and, depending on the flooring underneath, leave watermarks on the wood that can be very difficult to remove or stain the wall-to-wall carpeting below the area rug.
Every area rug should be thoroughly cleaned at least twice per year and more often if foot traffic is heavy.

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How to Clean an Area Rug

 

Vacuum Away Dirt

Whether preparing to do a thorough cleaning or just routine care, vacuum the rug with a vacuum that features a carpet beater bar to loosen and suck away dirt. If the rug is small enough, vacuum the top and then turn the rug over to vacuum the underside.

If possible, take the pad outside and give it a good shake and vacuum or dust mop the floor under the area rug.

 

Remove Odors on Area Rugs

To both brighten and remove odors from an area rug, sprinkle the entire surface liberally with baking soda. If the pile is long or plush, use a sponge mop to gently work the baking soda down into the fibers to the backing.

Let the baking soda remain on the carpet for several hours-overnight is best—and then vacuum it away. The baking soda will absorb odors and the gently abrasive nature can loosen any soil to be vacuumed away.

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Interior Design Ideas For Inspiration

Hi, today’s topic is: Interior Design Ideas For Inspiration

Because there’s something to be said about a well-judged and elevated living room or common room. We’re looking at easy to manage practices to boost one of the most often used rooms in your home. Luxurious living room interior design isn’t always about investing in the most expensive things.

It’s possible to make your living room look more luxurious without spending a fortune. As the central feature of your home and often the first thing that visiting guests see, your living room should reflect your taste and personality.

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Interior Design Ideas For Inspiration: Introduce Unexpected Textiles

One easy way to transform the look of your living room is to go about decorating it with interesting textiles via colorful vintage carpets, area rugs, throw pillows, cushions, and more. And there’s no need to spend hundreds of pounds on nice-looking textiles. 

Make sure that when you select a major textile like a statement-making rug. It strikes a chord with the overall look and color scheme of your interior design.  Opt for pieces that boast an interesting print. This way the textiles unusual design will inject a unique element in your room. It will make it appear more personalized and luxurious. 

Interior Design Ideas For Inspiration: Play With Mixes

There’s fun when playing with juxtapositions of texture, color, and shape in order to come up with the effect that you want for your space. When done well, mixing different materials and textures is one of the best living room design ideas to help make your space look elegant. So, try to mix variety of textiles, colours and other decorative items to achieve a more inviting look.

Although a thoughtful mix of textures can make your home interiors look luxurious, be careful when incorporating various dynamic elements in your living room. Make sure you considerately select each piece and material with an edited eye. Try to let each piece work together and complement each other’s color and design. Otherwise, it might make your living room look chaotic, which totally defeats the purpose of creating a luxurious living room interior design. For instance, you can combine the softness of velvet upholstery with the grainy earthy texture of a wooden coffee table. By playing textures off of each other, you’ll work to create a feeling of depth in your interior design that evokes a brilliantly edited, varied mix.

Alright folks! The blog of Living Room Interior Design Ideas For Inspiration is it. Hope that’s been helpful.

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How to Flatten a Rug

Cheers everyone, let’s talk about how to flatten a rug today. No matter it’s an outdoor or indoor rug. You finally found the perfect area rug  and can’t wait to unroll it when it arrives. So then imagine your dismay when you discover that the rug is completely bent, curled, wrinkled, or otherwise misshapen. Wrinkles and creases can also occur if you’re pulling a rug that has been rolled or folded out of storage.

For most rugs, being rolled up for an extended period of time means that it will require a little bit of “training” in order to lie flat again. But never fear – we’ve rounded up the best ways to reshape your new area rug so it completes your home.

Let it Settle

Okay, so the first suggestion is kind of a lazy one. But, depending on the condition of the rug, it might just work. If you’ve just unrolled a brand new area rug and it simply has some ripples from packing or shipping, usually if you smooth it down as flat as you possibly can and leave it alone for a day or two, the fibers will relax and the rug will start to flatten out on its own.

In some cases, gravity and patience are all you’ll need to get your rug in perfect shape. But for best results, try placing the rug on a hard floor while it relaxes, even if you eventually plan to use it on a carpet.

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Back-Roll it

In some cases, you won’t need to wait more than a couple of minutes to get your rug ready for placement in your home. Sometimes if you unroll the carpet and then roll it again in the opposite direction, that’s all you’ll need for it to lie flat. If this trick doesn’t work right away, you can also let the rolled carpet sit for a day or two before unrolling it again the other way.

Flip it Over

Most new rugs will have at least some curl on the edges when you first unroll it. And then, even when the rest of the rug relaxes, the corners still won’t lie flat. In that case, your next step depends on which way the corners are curling. If they’re curling upward, fold them slightly under and leave it alone for a day or two. But if they’re curling under, you’ll want to either flip the rug over and curl the corners under, or simply weigh down each corner with a heavy object (books, a piece of furniture, etc.) to help force the carpet fibers to relax.

Alright, in a nutshell, we tried to give you some easy but useful tips about how to flatten a rug. Hope that helps. That’s all for now 😍

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How to Clean a Shag Rug

Hi folks, today we are talking about how to clean a shag rug. Since the summer has come, we might have more traffic and action at home. I thought this information might be helpful.

Shag rugs are back in style and even more spectacular than the 1970s versions. More often sold as an area rug than wall-to-wall carpeting, designers have embraced different materials, from wool to leather, and every color imaginable. Shag rugs add a designer touch and are also warm and cozy underfoot—a decorating win-win.

Because of the long, plushy pile, shag rugs do require more maintenance than thinner, flatter rugs to look good. The long fibers trap more dust and dirt than flatter weaves. Fortunately, the cleaning of shag rugs isn’t difficult, it just requires a bit of time.

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How Often to Clean a Shag Rug

Ideally, a shag or frieze pile rug that receives regular foot traffic should be vacuumed daily to keep the pile fluffy and to remove dust and debris, especially if you have pets. Realistically, vacuuming a couple of times a week should keep the rug clean.

Spills and stains should be blotted away as quickly as possible and spot-treated. A more thorough deep cleaning is recommended monthly or as needed.

 

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Shake Away the Dirt

If the rug is small enough to pick up easily, take it outside and give it a good shake. Another way to get rid of dust and dirt trapped in the fibers is to drape the rug over a railing or sturdy clothesline and beat it with a broom or something like that. An amazing amount of soil will be released.

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Vacuum the Rug

The best way to vacuum a shag rug is by using a canister vacuum with the hose and upholstery attachment: The more gentle suction will keep the rug loops from being pulled too harshly.

If you only have an upright vacuum, set the cleaning head to the highest pile setting and disengage the beater bar. If your vacuum cannot make these adjustments, do not use it on a shag rug.

With the proper vacuum settings in place, suction out the dust and dirt. Work in a grid, overlapping each stroke to produce the best results.

Turn the rug over and change the vacuum settings to the lowest pile setting, engage the beater bar, and vacuum the underside to trap embedded dirt. Don’t forget to vacuum the flooring beneath the rug, too.

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Lift the Pile

If the pile isn’t as fluffy as you’d like, use your hands, a carpet rake, or a child’s plastic garden rake to lift the fibers. Be gentle—no tugging!

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Everything You Should Know about Outdoor Rugs

As we are officially in summer finally, everything you should know about outdoor rugs are almost in this blog. Whether you want to spend your time in your patio, balcony, on your deck or next to your pool, our outdoor rugs are more than a good-looking rug. It’s functional, durable and affordable at the same time. When you place our rug on your deck, good news, you won’t have to sacrifice your deck that you’ve probably spent a good amount of money on! Furthermore, it will add and reflect a piece of your character into your garden. So, boost effect and positivity of the summer baby.

Is it OK to put an outdoor rug on a wooden deck?
Firstly, the outdoor rugs that trap in water will definitely damage wood decks. For instance natural fibers such as jute and sisal will trap in water. However, since our outdoor rugs are made out of polypropylene, that is a great material for outdoors as it is fade and stain resistant, won’t give any damage to your wooden deck.  

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Can you leave outdoor rugs outside?
Our outdoor rugs are water and weather resistant. Simply put, they barely absort water, they dry a lot quicker after getting wet. Thanks to these characteristics outdoor rugs can be left outside and stay outside even in the rain.

 

Is a polypropylene rug waterproof?

Because of its ability to absorb, polypropylene makes for a great waterproof outdoor rug. Furthermore, it will not grow mold or mildew when exposed to water – strengthening its durability. It means it won’t damage your patio or cause any smell.

We might have to spend a lot of time when trying to decide on outdoor furniture and items. As much as our indoor pieces should be completing and in harmony with another, an outdoor rug should take on the same functionality. So, before and after buying, you should make sure you are ticking all the boxes. Down below, I will shortly list some of the basic points about what you should and NOT do: 

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Dos

  • Do find an outdoor rug style/design that will compelete your outside decoration.
  • Do use a rug pad with your outdoor rug.
  • Do measure your space and be careful about the size and shape you imagine.
  • Do choose an outdoor rug that accents the space it’s going to inhabit.

 

Don’ts

  • Don’t directly bring your outdoor rug into your indoor space; you might need to get rid of the dust and residues first.
  • Don’t be afraid of being brave when choosing an outdoor rug that has vibrant colours. Besides colours, repetitive or different patterns as well can be ideal
  • Don’t forget to measure your space before buying or have a look at our size guide on the product page.

 

Alright folks, these are the the quick and important information for outdoor rugs.

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Outdoor Rugs In a Nutshell

We searched the questions asked the most by different people on the internet and tried to collect information about outdoor rugs in a nutshell. So, without further ado, let’s go!

The first question will be very very basic which is:

“Why do I need an outdoor rug?”

An outdoor rug serves the same purpose as an indoor area rug: it pulls your seating area together into a single, unified space that’s inviting and comfortable. It shows an attention to detail, allowing you to create a truly personalized decor for your yard. It has the added value of helping you keep dirt and other outdoor residues outside where it belongs. In addition, if you’ve spent lots of money building the perfect deck or patio, you want to protect that investment. A well-constructed outdoor rug helps protect the wood or stone surface from scraping furniture legs.

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What to Consider When Choosing the Best Outdoor Rugs

For an outdoor rug to be called high quality, it needs to be durable and withstand the stresses of the natural environment and some processes. It means you need to pay attention to which material your outdoor rug is made from. Thanks to modern advances in fabrication, the material called Polypropylene is accepted as the most durable material to manufacture an outdoor rug.

Polypropylene doesn’t absorb liquid or stains. Outdoor rugs made of 100 percent polypropylene resist mold and mildew. Additional UV treatment that our outdoor rugs have prevents fading due to exposure to sunlight. Users can clean them easily with a hose, or with a wet cloth.

To summarize, this textile is well known to be durable and long-lasting. When shopping for an outdoor rug, keep this feature in mind.

Do outdoor rugs get ruined by rain?

Because of the reason I’ve just mentioned above, thanks to their materials outdoor rugs don’t get ruined. They are definitely water and weatherproof. Outdoor rugs are designed to be outside all year round and can withstand sun, rain, sleet, and snow. So, you can use and enjoy your outdoor rug without any stress.

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How Do You Clean an Outdoor Rug?

Firstly, sunny and breezy days might be better to clean it. However, the steps you need to follow are extremely simple. First, vacuum or sweep. Or, you can shake off the loose or debris. 

Then, you have a few different options: You can hose it down and simply leave it to dry without doing anything extra. If you like, you can clean it with a wet cloth.

Another option: You can put some mildly warm water in a bucket and some mild detergent. With the help of a soft brush, you can clean it that way and leave it to dry. It’s as simple as that.

Are outdoor rugs safe?

Outdoor rugs are made to withstand lots of traffic and rough conditions, making them an excellent choice for homes with kids and pets. They are also moisture-resistant, which means using an outdoor rug in moisture-prone areas such as the basement, laundry room and bathroom are smart solutions to prevent mold or mildew.

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Are polypropylene rugs toxic to dogs?

Made of strong and safe synthetic fibres, polypropylene rugs are completely not toxic at all. It is making them perfectly safe for your pets outdoors. You can feel confident that your dog, cat, bunny, or other animals can play safely and freely on your area rug without sacrificing their health.

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Design Tips for Rentals

We live in a world and era where the majority of people rent and if you also live in a rental place and need some Design Tips for Rentals, here we go. 

First Design Tips for Rentals: Use Area Rugs

Honestly, if you don’t like what you see when you look down at your floor, you’re kind of stuck with that flooring. Because there’s not a whole lot you can do with it. That’s not something you can swap out yourself and no amount of stickers or deckles is going to save you. However, you can cover it up. So, do you think if you have like really like that low pile carpet that you can just very easily put an area rug over or if you have hardwood or laminate even better? You can always make it your own so whether you maybe want to decorate more in a boho style or something Scandinavian. In a nutshell, instead of having no end conversations with your landlord, covering that area with a rug will be much easier, time and money-saving. The mentality here is if you can’t remove them, cover them! 😎

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Second Design Tips for Rentals: Change the lighting to create a focal point

Because of the title, what I will be talking about might look a little bit off the topic but believe me, it’s not! So, keep going. Just swap out lighting fixtures. Lighting fixtures might be a great way to make a focal point in your home because of the light upright in the centre of the room. With the correct lighting fixture, you can create a really amazing focal point. you can always just swap it out for yourself again Maybe, your landlords aren’t interested in putting in some super amazing fabulous lighting fixtures but that doesn’t mean you can’t. So, you take the old ones, stuff at where those old faucets are. Then, you will how everything in your plays a role like a puzzle and completes and boosts one another. For instance, if you have a white fluffy shaggy rug or these vibrant eye-catching rugs, and if you support the other items in your room with proper lighting, everything will show off their colours and design. And your space will feel like professionally designed.

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3rd Tip

Again, as I’ve just mentioned above, today I’m going with the different points that will actually complete and stick to each other, That is, paint your walls. It will really refresh the vibe of your space. And if you have or are about to have a rug in your space that might not look cohesive, renovating your walls might be a good choice. In the previous paragraph, I mentioned that these points, your rugs, furniture, your lighting and wall play a crucial role in each other. At this point, your imagination and taste in design definitely step in. If you have a rich patterned rug, you might want to go for a calmer colour on a wall or you can even mix and match. If you have plain but a colourful rug, you can make a contrast and balance it. Let your imagination take the wheel.

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Don’t Do These Mistakes in Your Living Room

While we try to talk about what you should do in yourm space, today we want tell you ‘ Don’t Do These Mistakes in Your Living Room.’’

Don’t Do These Mistakes in Your Living Room: A Room that Feels Incohesive 

So, the mistake number one is not focusing enough on making a cohesive living room. People go to stores. They like things in isolation and they don’t really think about how they are going to play against the other things that are already in their home. They bring it home and then they are like ‘’Why does this place not look good?’’ It looks good and it just doesn’t work when I get it home. That is because I think you’re not really focusing on creating a cohesive space.  If you repeat colours and patterns, shape, texture, design style and different elements in your space you create what’s called rhythm and it sort of guides you through your living room to make it feel cohesive and make it feel like everything belongs together. Basically, what you need to do is focus more on how all these different elements are going to play off each other, how they’re going work with the fixed elements that you already have. 

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Don’t Do These Mistakes in Your Living Room: Not Enough Colour Variation In Your Space  

Another mistake can be called as not enough variation in your space. So, this is almost at first going to contradict where I just said about being cohesive. But I promise you it does not. When you go and figure out what your colour palette is going to be, you should be taking into account the different tints, tones and shades of the different hues that you are choosing. So, remember that if you choose blue and you want to work with maybe really light blue, you can work with dark blue. You can even work with an off white colours that has a blue undertone because you’re basically working with all the different tints. Tones and shades that all belong to the color blue. There needs to be some variation in tone.  

Rug is Too Small  

Another one on the list of living room mistakes is your rug is too small. There’s only a couple options here. The first option, that is putting the front two legs of your sofa and your side chairs on top of the rug to get out that tape measure and measure of the rug because you’re going to be looking for something that isn’t going to carpet to all different areas of the wall but is going to be just enough for the front two furniture legs. That is option one. The option 2, especially if you have a larger space. So, this is really only for those who have the grand living room. What you can do is to place all the furniture legs on top. What is not happening ever is a rug that is so small that the coffee table barely covers it. Of course, you must have seen this kind of rugs and decorations and you know what I’m talking about. You should definitely stay away from those postage stamp sized rugs. 

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Make Your Home Look Expensive

In today’s blog, we will talk about how to make your home look expensive only in two steps no matter what your design style is. The great thing about today’s tips is that they’re kind of universal. So no matter what your design style may or may not be, they’re going to increase the overall quality and feel of your home. So, let’s jump in! 

How to Make Your Home Look Expensive: Use Neutral Base 

Expensive looking spaces mostly use neutral items and furniture as their base pieces, and then they’ll incorporate pattern and colour and texture via the accessories. If you’ve ever come across a photo of classy looking and posh space in a magazine or on social media, majority of them actually might be using neutral and softer tones. So that’s something that you can definitely do too. For instance, if you choose a neutral coloured rug, it will also potentially save you money in the long run. Because the couch that you love now might look boring to you in two years down the road. When you decide to go change your furniture, table or any item around room, your neutral coloured rug will easily absorb and balance the design and colour of your new item. This way, you won’t also have change your rug over and over. So, that means neutral pieces are must. 

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How to Make Your Home Look Expensive: Vintage Rugs 

Vintage rugs will upgrade your space wherever you put it. Vintage rugs will elevate your space in a way that not a lot of other items can. So if you can find a vintage rug that you love, in my opinion, it will 100% worth every penny. You can always use a vintage style rug as well. Also, scale is important when choosing your rug. Generally you should go bigger or as big as possible for the size of your space as well. Definitely don’t go small. You want to make sure you’re getting the size of your rug right. If you get the size of the rug wrong, it’s really going throw off the look and feel of a room so you’re just better off not using one if the size is going to be off. 

Bonus Trick: Declutter 

The bonus trick for your space to feel high end or expensive is to declutter. It may  be a lot easier to keep things clean if you have fewer things. I know it’s really hard to part with the things that you’ve spent your hard earned cash on and it’s even more difficult to part with things that have sentimental value. But I really think it’s important to take a hard look at what you own right now and ask yourself if it’s still serving a purpose in your life. If it’s still making you happy, and if it is, that’s fine. Keep it. But if it isn’t, then consider maybe donating it or storing it away and picking it up later on and just seeing if you still want that thing in your life. 

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