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Housekeeping 101

Edited by Liz Seymour
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, April 21, 2005; Page H03

Spring is prime time for mud -- tracked by people and pets across carpets and rugs. The Georgia-based Carpet and Rug Institute counsels patience: Getting rid of mud is much easier if you don't try scrubbing but let it dry thoroughly and then vacuum. For tougher stains, see the institute's Web site at www.carpet-rug.org for a list of recommended carpet cleaning products.

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