I love the look of a newly rearranged room, but I hate the dents left behind in the carpeting from the previous configuration. The smashed down bits of carpet can take a few days (even weeks) to return to the original state, so luckily I've got a handy tip for making carpets and rugs stand up straight again. Simply take an ice cube or two, place them on the spot that needs a little help, and let it melt. As the ice melts, the water soaks into the piles and springs life back into them — they'll be standing back up in no time. I recently moved a table about two inches and was left with a few hideous dents (see above). To see what the eyesore looked like after treating it with a piece of ice and a few hours, just
I can't even tell where it was dented, can you? Plus, I only used the ice trick on one of the four dents, and the other three are still smashed down three days later. Try it out the next time you're moving furniture!