Who says shampoos are only for scalps? You may be concerned only with your own hairy affairs and perhaps those of your cat, dog or pony, but you’re definitely forgetting something. This is none other than that handy-dandy carpet that adds that extra flair to your car and home.
If this is your first time hearing about shampoos for carpets, then quick – send your poor carpets to a professional cleaner right now! You never know what types of bacteria have been lurking within their grimy fibers.
Then again, you may never have to hire a commercial cleaner. After all, by whipping up your own carpet shampoo straight from your cupboard, you can get rid of almost every stain, spill and dirt that invades your beloved carpet.
Here are a few homemade carpet shampoos you can create at home.
Clubbing with Stains
Has little Johnny vomited on the car carpet again? Are you worried about that tomato stain on your living room carpet? Stop fretting and grab that club soda from your cupboard instead. With the use of club soda and a little water, you can say goodbye to almost every stain on your carpet. All you have to do is blot out the stain using a gentle cloth or napkin. You can then use a vacuum cleaner to suck the stain out.
Everybody loves alcohol – not just for clearing your parched throat and craving belly. It’s a fine treat for every carpet that suffers the tragic condition of being stained and spilled upon.
But we’re not pulling your leg when we say that you can actually use alcohol to ward off ink stains from your carpet. It’s all very simple: just pour the alcohol onto the stain. Then, carefully blot the ink until it disappears. Ink can easily smear to other areas of your carpet, so make sure you blot it out gently.
Beyond Your Baking Needs
Here’s another soda that makes for a fine carpet buddy. The next time you’re up for another baking task, make sure to save some baking soda for those stain accidents. If you don’t have some handy, you can always use cornstarch. These two baking ingredients are fine oil stain and grease removers.
Using only a clean paper towel, blot out as much oil as you can get from the carpet. Then, sprinkle some baking soda or cornstarch over the soiled area. Just rub it in and let it sit for several hours or overnight. Simply vacuum the residue up afterwards.
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