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How to Repair Carpet Dents

January 21, 2013

Our first home had carpet throughout the main level, and over time, our heavy furniture left indentations in the carpet. Luckily for me, I learned how to remove these pesky dents back in college when it seemed like I was moving at least once a year.

How to Remove Carpet Dents

 How to remove carpet indentations:

Step 1: Fill indentation with ice. You’ll want to be sure to fill the indentation with enough ice so that the entire area will be completely dampened once the ice melts.
Step 2: Wait for ice to dry. This shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours depending on the temperature of your home.
Step 3: Fluff carpet fibers. You can do this with a brush, comb or your hand. I’ve used all three, and I prefer a brush.

That’s it! It’s so, so simple, and it really makes a difference in a room’s appearance after a piece of furniture has been removed.

My ice-loving dogs found the ice melting on the floor too tempting to resist and proceeded to chomp down on any ice cubes they could get a hold of.


Isn’t it amazing what a college education gets you? I will always be able to look back on all of my living spaces fondly, plus I’m happy to say I’ve left all of them (be it college apartment or our first house) in pristine condition for future occupants.

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