Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Carpet Care

Try mixing up 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar and 1/4 cup salt or baking soda. Rub into the carpet stain, let dry and vacuum the next day. (Always test on an out-of-sight part of the carpet first).

Try brushing a coloured stain with a solution of 1 cup white vinegar for every 500ml of water. Use a scrubbing brush and just work over it then use rags or paper towels to blot. (Always test on an out-of-sight part of the carpet beforehand).

White foamy shaving cream does a good job removing stains.

Try spraying household ammonia on the stain and blot up.

If you have indented on your carpet place an icecube on each indent and let melt overnight. Blot up the water the next morning and brush up the carpet.

Borax kills flea in the carpet.

Add a few cloves to your vacuum bag. It'll keep it smelling nice instead of all dusty.

Use baking soda sprinkled on your carpet and vacuumed off to remove smells instead of expensive carpet powders.


Aethalia said...

Do you have a recipie for getting toothpaste off carpet? I managed to stand on a whole tube..... :(

Jakes Mama said...

Oh no lol what a mess! What colour carpet? Is it plain white toothpaste?
My suggestion - once its hardened (way easier when its dry!) I'd carefully scrape up what I could, going with the grain of the carpet, then sprinkling baking soda over it.Soak a cloth in vinegar and squeez it out til damp not dripping, then gently blot the whole area. Rinse and repeat if you need too. HTH!

Aethalia said...

Its scungy greyish carpet, real old stuff. Its been there for a couple of weeks as I havent had a chance to attempt to clean it! I shall give your idea a go and let you know. Thanks :)

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