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Koko Boodakian & Sons Storing Area Rugs Since 1938

If your home lacks the appropriate space to keep your rug, Koko Boodakian & Sons has you covered! In our plant and storage facility located in Winchester, MA, we offer rug storage solutions for area rugs.

Proper rug storage preparation is essential to the preservation of your antique oriental rug. Using the correct rug storage methods can help you to avoid damage caused by creases, mildew, mold, or infestations by moths or other insects. Our rug storage services at Koko Boodakian & Sons can ensure that your rug comes out of storage in the same condition that they went in.

Rug Storage Services in Boston MA

Please see our cost calculator for our storage pricing. We require all rugs to be cleaned, treated with moth repellent, and wrapped in a moth-proof bundle to be stored with us.

The steps of our careful rug storage process:


Clean the Rug


Apply moth repellent


Tightly roll for storage


Wrap the rug in a moth-proof bundle


Placed the rolled rug on a rack off the ground in our cool and dry storage space


Unroll every few months to check for damage

Koko Boodakian & Sons’ Climate Controlled Rug Storage

Our designated area for rug storage is located inside of our Winchester, MA facility at 808 Main Street. To ensure flawless storage for our rugs we keep the room at a cold and dry climate at all times to eliminate the possibility of mold or mildew growth.

Should a rug be rolled or folded for safe storage?

Unless a rug is aged and fragile, rolling it for storage is generally the best method of storage. Folding, rather than rolling a rug, especially if it is stored for a long period of time, may cause breaks in the backing or creases that can be difficult to steam or clean out. We always roll rugs from the bottom up to maintain the rug’s integrity.

The Importance Of Cleaning Your Oriental Rug Before Storing It

Pollutants like dirt, dust, pet dander, allergens, and other small particles can hide between the fibers of a rug regardless of its material. This debris can then break down during a rug’s storing period, damaging its fibers. For this reason, a long-term rug storage process should begin with a professional deep cleaning. Once the cleaning is completed, it is important to allow the rug to thoroughly dry because as long as there is a presence of water no matter how small, mold or mildew can grow. If this happens, your rug will be destroyed and alter the environment of your storage space.

Common rug storage mistakes:

Using mothballs

Despite popular belief, mothballs actually have little effect on repelling insects and can allow toxic fibers to escape into the air. Their notorious pungent odor can also be difficult to remove from the rug once the mothballs are no longer “necessary”.

Wrapping with newspaper

Rugs should be wrapped in a protective plastic covering that can not be penetrated by even the peskiest of insects.

Rugs being stored dirty

Always clean your rugs before storage or harmful pollutants within the fibers of the rug can damage it during its storage.

Moth-Proof Bundles

Moth-Proof Bundles, or MPBs for short, take moth protection to the next level. An MPB is ideal for rugs being stored either with us for over six months, or for rugs being stored in a storage facility. We guarantee rugs wrapped in an MPB to be moth free for up to ten years! Moths can be a major threat to your rug so it is important to have them stored properly. If you are looking for more information on moth damage to rugs visit our other treatments page.

How long should you keep an area rug?

Typically the average lifespan of an area rug is between 5 -20 years. However, this timeframe depends on several factors such as the material makeup of the rug, if the rug is placed in a highly trafficked area, and whether the rug has any stains. Unlike standard area rugs, oriental rugs can last far longer with the proper care. Often made a great heirloom, oriental rugs can last anywhere from 25 to 250 years.

Leave it to the experts at Koko Boodakian & Sons!

While rug storage is something you can do yourself, it can be a tedious job that is best left to be done by professionals. At Koko Boodakian & Sons, we specialize in rug storage as well as other aspects of rug care such as repair, cleaning, and padding. We have extensive experience with rug storage, and even provide pick-up and drop-off services free of charge!

Regardless if you want to store your seasonal rug, are in the process of moving homes, or searching for a place your rug can stay until it sells, Koko Boodakian & Sons can store your rug for short or long-term purposes.

For expert rug cleaning in Boston, Winchester, Wellesley, or the surrounding Great Boston area call Koko Boodakian & Sons today at (781) 729-2213, get an estimate, or request service.

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