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7 Unusual Carpet Cleaners you Already Own at Home

When you notice a stain on the carpet, you should not panic. Often times you don’t even need a specialised cleaning solution, as many of the materials already present in your home can do a better job. Whether it be to clean a red wine stain or a pet mess, you can try out the following home remedies:

  • Vinegar – Vinegar is an all-time favourite cleaner for many people, and it can quickly become yours too if you give it a chance. It does a fantastic job of removing many stains, and you can use it in a variety of ways to make things easy for your carpet. For instance, light stains have no chance against 2 tbsp. salt dissolved in half a cup of vinegar. For tougher stains, you can go replace the salt with 2 tbsp. borax. Vinegar and water of equal amounts make a decent combination against tea and coffee stains.
  • Corn starch – if you notice an ink stain on the carpet, you should make a mixture of a little milk and corn starch. You need to get a paste-like compound, which you will then apply on the stain. Let this dry on the stained area for a few hours and then vacuum it up. You will find the stain is pretty much gone. Know that corn starch is also an excellent solution for oily/greasy stains. Sprinkle it on the stains and then vacuum the area.
  • Shaving cream – shaving cream can easily remedy juice stains on the carpet. First, you have to blot the area to remove the excess moisture present there. Use a dry cloth and blot the area. Next, work some shaving cream into the stain and let it dry. When you rub it off with a damp cloth later, you will find that the stain is gone. If not, you can repeat a few times.
  • Beer – a cold beer might be your best friend in the summer, but you will love it even more when you find out that you can clean stains with it. The way you do so is by gently rubbing a coffee or tea stain. You should repeat this a few times if the stain is stubborn.
  • Borax – if you see a bad stain on the carpet, you should dampen it well and then rub in some borax. Let it dry, then blot with a solution of equal parts water and vinegar. If the stain is still there, repeat the process. Borax works well on stains on the carpet, but you should first test it on a small area of it to ensure it is entirely safe.
  • Hydrogen peroxide – if there is a bothersome stain on the carpet and you have no idea what made it, you can resort to hydrogen peroxide. Mix a single teaspoon of 3%-hydrogen peroxide with some cream of tartar or a little non-gel toothpaste. Rub this mixture into the stain and work it with a soft cloth. If you show a little persistence, you will remove the stain.
  • Baking soda – another great household cleaner that you will love is baking soda. It is a good pick for pet stains or vomit. First, pick up what you can and then cover the area with baking soda. Baking soda not only cleans but also sanitises and absorbs the unpleasant odours in the area.


Now that you are better educated on these cleaning solutions, you can better tend to your carpet. Remember, sometimes the simplest solution is the best.


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