3 Carpet Cleaning Hacks Using Regular Household Items
Don’t give up on your plush, shag, and other frequently walked on carpets in your home! Here are some hacks to clean these plains of comfort and leisure, just by using items you probably already have laying around.
- For areas with heavy foot traffic, we recommend hardening stained areas be sprayed with a mix of equal parts vinegar and water. After letting the agent work, you’ll want to then blot up the stain. Once you’ve done the previously mentioned, run a spoon along the carpeting (hold the spoon on its side) to “fluff up” the fibers and encourage them to stand straight again.
- Have pets? So many people are immune to the scent of their own pets, but if you’re expecting guests or just would like to freshen up your carpet with a new cleaner scent, we recommend grabbing your baking soda and essential oils. A deodorizer can be made as easy as adding about 10-20 drops of any essential oil with about a 16-ounce box of baking soda. After mixing, your oils should be completely absorbed and stored away ( preferably in glass). Whenever you’re looking to host or have people over, it’s as simple as lightly dusting of the baking soda on your desired carpet. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then vacuum.
- Iron away stains away as easy as those pesky wrinkles. Start by vacuuming the carpet leaving as little dander and particles as possible. Next step is dampening the areas and stains you wish to eliminate. Using a solution made of one part vinegar and three parts water on your rag/towel, you’ll want to place it over the area and use the iron to heat the cloth. After a minute or two, you should see the stains start to lift and be absorbed into the rag. Do this till the stain is mostly or ultimately unnoticeable anymore.
These tips should make your everyday and joyous spring cleaning a little bit easier. A cleaner home can sometimes be a little more manageable than you think if you have the right resources and the right attitude! If you would like more information on our carpet cleaning services, contact us today!