This is a guest post and I haven’t personally tried all these methods.
Kids, pets and everyday use all take their toll on a carpet. You may think cleaning it is hard or expensive, but you don’t have to spend a fortune on cleaning your carpet if you know how to do it yourself.
Here are some tips for having absolutely clean and stainless carpet without much expense. Everything you need can be found in your pantry.
- White vinegar. Vinegar has many uses, including stain removal and, believe it or not, can work as a natural deodorizer. In a spray bottle, try mixing 1 part white vinegar to 2 parts water, then add 2 tablespoons of salt and 15 drops of essential oil. Make sure you use a colorless essential oil, or the color may be absorbed by your carpet. Salt is often used for tough stains like grease or red wine.
- Baking soda. Here is another approach against the tough stains on your carpet. First, sprinkle baking soda on the stains and gently brush it into the carpet, so that it can work into its fibers. Then pour vinegar on top of the soda. It will start to fizz. Then gently dab the stain again with white towel or cloth. It’s important to use colorless tools and liquids in order to avoid any unwanted colors.
- Ammonia. You may use also a mixture of 1 cup ammonia and 2 liters warm water against stains on your carpet. Use a sponge and gently apply this cleaning detergent on the stains, then let it dry thoroughly and if needed, you may repeat.
- Ice cubes. You may be surprised how easy you can remove smashed chewing gum from your carpet. You need just to “freeze” the gum by using ice cubes. This will make the gum hard and easy to be scraped off the fibers of the carpet.
- Shaving cream. Against grease and oil, and other stains, just grab some shaving cream to get rid of the stains. Apply the shaving cream on a wet sponge and dab the stain with the sponge.
- Milk and cornstarch. According to Carpet Cleaning NW London, you can get rid of the stubborn stain of spilled ink on your carpet by mixing milk and cornstarch. Use the milk and corn starch to create a paste and apply directly to the ink stain and then brush it gently.
All these tips and cleaning solutions show how inexpensive it is to clean your carpet if you know some small tricks. It’s easy and affordable.
Do you have any tips for cleaning a carpet on a budget?