I’m trying to find an expression for the following case. In some neighbourhoods, people take their blankets or rugs out of their windows or to the balcony and they “shake” them or whatever the right verb is and they let the fresh air goes into their stuff and let the dirt fall off. How to express this act of “shaking”. Let’s say, can I say something like
She took their rugs to the balcony and air them (or shake them).
My dictionary says “shake the rugs” is ok but not sure if it sounds ok. Thanks