Amuse Bouche #27-Carpet Indents

Amuse Bouche (ˈä-ˌmüz-ˈbüsh): literally translated into “mouth amuser”.  Wikipedia definition: a single, bite-sized hors d’oeuvre.

 Jodie’s use of the term: a small hint or clever tip!  (Think Hints from Heloise!!)

Carpet Indents

Carpet Indents

Anyone else move their furniture around much?  I’m a firm believer in changing things up—maybe not every year, but how about every 5 years or so?  Let me expound on the advantage of doing this in my experience—you change the wear flow on your flooring which can make it last longer.  Of course I have not actually read any studies touting this phenomenon, but it makes sense, no?  Besides “they” say that to keep your brain healthy you should continue to challenge yourself…and what is more challenging than to reroute your basic home movements?

Now to continue this discussion with the disadvantage of moving around your furniture.  At least on carpeting…there are indents left by the heavy furniture.  And the reason is the furniture has mashed the carpet fibers down.  So you just need to get them back to their original form.  The best way is with moisture (think of your hair after having a hat on it all day).

So I tried two methods to remove the depressions in my carpet. I used the steam cleaner on the red arrowed indent and ice on the yellow arrowed indents.  Now to be fair, the steam cleaner indent was quite a bit shallower than the other two.  So I did the ice trick twice to make the comparison more fair.  You can still see the yellow arrowed indents, but they have definitely lessened.  I also tried to gently pull up on the indented fibers when the ice had melted somewhat.  To finish off my experiment, I did run the steamer over the yellow arrow indents to see if it would make anymore of a difference; however i didn’t see much more improvement! So moisture definitely works…it just depends how deep the marks are in the carpet. The deeper the indents the harder they are to make disappear.

What are your methods to get your carpet dents undented? This week we’ll be checking out Bright Handbags!


  • This is interesting! I need to try out the steamer method. We just moved around our living/dining room and have huge dents. In an ideal world I wouldn’t have any carpet left in my house.


    • And at least with the steamer method, the carpets get cleaned also!!!