Rug pads will protect your rug from slipping and make sure your rug retains its original condition.
The best way to clean a rug is to vacuum it. Hanging it outside and banging it with a broom or stick will eventually ruin the rug.
Clean spills immediately with a clean, white cloth and a mild dishwashing detergent. Blot the stain, then rinse with water, then blot it dry.