DIY Carpet Cleaner

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This DIY Carpet Cleaner is all natural, easy to make at home, and will save you tons of money!

The BEST DIY Carpet Cleaner! Get your carpets CLEAN for cheap!

I have a home full of carpet. Nice when you want to get down on the floor with the kids but not so nice when it comes to cleaning stains. I’ve paid for professional carpet cleaning in the past but have found that this natural cleaner works just as well with no harsh chemicals. Want to know what it is?

Baking soda + vinegar = magic!

Yes! It is that easy. This combo cleans practically everything. I buy a big bag of baking soda from Costco and a big jug of white vinegar and it lasts me quite a while.

Here’s how to clean your carpet…

Sprinkle  a little of the baking soda over the carpet stains. 1 TBS per stain should be plenty. Then pour the vinegar onto the baking soda. Just a little splash of vinegar will do the job. You can also pour the vinegar into a spray bottle and spray it on. It will fizz and bubble. Let the mixture sit on the stain for a few minutes to do its job.  Then scrub with a clean white cloth or paper towel. Sop up the liquid and then let the area dry. When dry, vacuum to remove all traces of the baking soda.

Note that this method is for spot cleaning your carpet.  If you have larger stains or if your carpet is just very dingy and you need to give it a good deep cleaning, I suggest using a 1:1 solution of water to vinegar in a steam cleaner.

Your carpet will be clean and your wallet will not be empty!

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  1. Perhaps one of the simplest carpet cleaning solutions to make is something that can be used in steam carpet cleaning machines. Vinegar and hot water in equal parts, instead of the strong chemicals usually purchased in stores, is an effective odor and stain remover for most carpets.

  2. I love this recipe! I am dealing with carpet stains all the time and I’d really like to try some natural cleaners! I cant wait to try your recipe! Thanks! Cleaners Up Ltd.

  3. Hmmmmm…. I have used vinegar and baking soda separately but by simultaneously, now I’ve got to try that. thanks for this post Kelly!

  4. That one combo of baking soda and vinegar can do so many things. I have heard about things like drain cleaning and teeth whitening, and now carpet cleaning! This will be a whole lot nicer to use that trying to find the same brand cleaner at the store every three months.

  5. I love this recipe! I am dealing with carpet stains all the time and I’d really like to try some natural cleaners! I cant wait to try your recipe! Thanks!

  6. that sensational tip, did not know that baking soda and vinegar were good to clean carpets, always spent a lot of money on cleaning … now I experimenter this solution .. thanks for sharing!

  7. Hi Kelly. I have used baking soda and vinegar to great effect in the past. I have found the cheap vinegar works fine for this. When I use this I usually let it set on the carpet for at least 20 minutes.

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