Cleaning your carpets is probably the last thing on your to-do list because it is hard. Deciding what cleaner to use and which cleaning method to apply can be tricky especially if your carpet is expensive.
In general, carpets (and rugs) are made out of pretty delicate materials that can easily be damaged when you apply the wrong cleaner.
Unfortunately, they absorb a lot of dirt, dust, and all sorts of impurities. On top of that, they are a breeding ground for germs, making cleaning them extremely important for your health!
How To Clean Your Carpets With DIY Cleaners?
I have tried a lot of different commercial cleaners and I came to the conclusion that they contain a lot of harsh chemicals – and these chemicals trigger my allergies. This is why I decided to stick to DIY recipes. Today, I will show you the ones I like so you can give them a try!
The first thing you need to do before you mix the cleaners is vacuum the carpet. That way, you will remove all the impurities sitting on top of the fabric. This will make the cleaning a lot easier!
Then check to see whether there are any stains or dirty patches that you should take care of first. Next, pour a small amount of white vinegar on top of the affected area following by a bit of baking soda. The reaction that both ingredients will make will lift the stains. Let them sit for 15-30 minutes before you vacuum the area. And that is enough to get rid of any problematic areas.
Then it’s time to freshen up the entire carpet and get rid of all the impurities stuck all the way to the base. Fill a spray bottle with water then add a teaspoon of liquid soap in there. Mix very gently – don’t shake excessively.
Then sprinkle a bit of baking soda and table salt all over your carpet (don’t use too much). Spray the soapy water over your carpet and let it sit for a few minutes.
Grab a towel and place it over the carpet. Press on it a bit so it can soak up the water. Next, fill a clean spray bottle with water and spray the carpet with it. That way, you will “rinse” the surface and remove any residue from the soapy water. Dry with a towel and repeat a few more times.
Then vacuum the carpet… and you are done!