It doesn’t matter how hard you try, you can’t prevent your carpet from getting dirty. You want to keep the carpets looking nice, and don’t want to worry about all the living that goes on in your living room!
Keeping the carpet in your home clean and stain free is a challenge, especially if you have any combination of heavy traffic, children and/or pets.
Natural carpet cleaning methods are easy once you have a few simple tools and the right formulas.
Use your vacuum first!
The best first step in proper maintenance is frequent vacuuming, which removes deeply embedded dirt, sand and particles which will split and wear out the carpet fibers.
Carpet experts recommend vacuuming thoroughly every week to keep dirt and dust to a minimum. If you happen to be one of the lucky ones who don’t mind vacuuming, you’ve got it made! The rest of us just have to force ourselves to be disciplined and get the vacuum cleaner out regularly.
Carpet stain natural cleaner
One of the greatest challenges for pet owners is removing stains from pet “accidents” using natural carpet cleaning techniques and without using harsh chemicals. Pet urine has both acid and alkaline components which should be counteracted by using both baking soda and vinegar.
Try this formula for new stains.
- 1 cup vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup baking soda
Mix in a spray bottle. Blot accidents with dry towels, paper towels or even a baby diaper if you have one, and then spray, blot excess and let dry. Repeat, if needed, to eliminate odors.
Try this natural cleaner and let me know how it goes!