Usually, we leave the basic carpet cleaning for spring, but by then it may accumulate dirt and bacteria. Stains, dents and unpleasant odors will leave your carpet a bit worn and you will need to spend a lot of money to bring it back to life or in worst case scenario, you should buy a new one. But, don’t worry you can save your carpets by using these smart tips and tricks and save your money.
Before preparing for carpet cleaning, it is necessary to vacuum the entire surface of your carpet.
Smart Tips And Tricks For Cleaning Your Carpets
The three biggest problems on the carpet are: dirt stuck inside your carpet fibers, carpet stains, and unpleasant odor.
- Dirt Remover
To make DIY carpet dirt remover you will need one cup of borax and one cup of cornmeal. Mix these ingredients together in a bowl. Sprinkle the resulting mixture on your carpet and leave it for about an hour to work. Then, take a brush and rub it a little bit on the surface that accumulates the dust and dirt. Afterward, just vacuum your carpet thoroughly.
- Stain Remover
You will need:
- One cup of white vinegar
- Three cups of water
Make a solution of vinegar and water. Soak a towel in the solution and rub the stain with it. Then, put the towel over the stain and pass over it with a heated iron. The vinegar and water solution will absorb the stain. Pass with the iron over the towel a couple of times or until the stain disappears.
- Odor Absorbent
You will need
- ½ cup of baking soda
- 10 drops of cedar essential oil and 10 drops of essential oil of lime (you can use any combination of essential oils you like)
Put all ingredients in a bowl and leave them for a day. Before you use the prepared mixture, vacuum your carpet well, and then sprinkle the mixture over the entire surface, Leave to stand for at least half an hour, then vacuum it again.
- Even out furniture dents on your carpet
Once you decide to move your furniture off your carpet you will be left with annoying carpet dents. What you need to do to remove them is the following put ice cubes on the area of your carpet that have dents. Leave the ice to melt away on your carpet. Then, smooth the fibers of your carpet with an edge of a spoon.