An easy way to
brighten and spruce up a dull carpet, is
to sprinkle a thin layer of borax over it. Let it sit
vacuum it well the next day.
Another version is to add twice the amt. of
the borax and treat the carpet as above. Or, add 4 Tbs. reg.
baby powder and
3 Tbs. cornstarch to a cup of
soda and treat the carpet as above.
Carpet stain removal.
A good general carpet stain remover
is foamy shaving cream. Simply apply a blob to the area. Rub
it in well with a sponge and then rinse the area off with
clan water. Let dry overnight and vacuum the next day.
Waterless hand cleaner is also a good way to clean up stains
grease and even tomato-based messes.
Blot as much of the spill with paper towels, then
distilled white vinegar to the area. If the stain persists,
use a blob of
foamy shaving cream on the stain, rub it in with a sponge
and rinse off
with water. Let dry and vacuum.
Freeze stains such as chewing gum and candle wax with ice or
commercially available product in an aerosol can. Shatter with
a blunt object and vacuum before the chips soften. Follow up
Hydrogen Peroxide on a cotton ball dab it on use a paper
towel to wipe it up.
Last but not least Pet Accidents.
Pour a liberal amt. of
club soda on the
area and blot immediately with paper towels. If the odor is
still there the
next day, cover the area with about 1/4 inch of baking soda
and let it sit
on the carpet for 2 day, then vacuum.