How to Clean a Rug with Household Items

Cleaning a rug can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. With the right ingredients and a few simple steps, you can easily clean your rug without investing in heavy-duty carpet cleaners. Steam vapor is one of the best and simplest, in terms of ingredients used, non-toxic solutions to clean your carpet naturally. You can also use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar, or baking soda and cornstarch for dry cleaning.

Ammonia is another useful and versatile household cleaner, but it should be used only on natural fiber carpets. Transparent liquid dishwashing detergent is effective in removing stains from carpets, but you should use only 2 or 3 drops of detergent mixed with 1 cup of warm water. Baking soda is good for removing odors from carpet fibers, but strong pet odors may be too much for that. If you don't want to get your carpet wet, a mixture of baking soda and cornstarch offers a dry option for cleaning greasy or greasy stains.

Both ingredients absorb fat and oil, while baking soda also removes odors. You can also clean a wool carpet with baking soda or vinegar. Baking soda is safe for wool carpets and offers a moisture-free option to cool down quickly, while vinegar is the best for eliminating odors, such as pet urine. Dip a clean sponge in fresh water and then rinse the area you cleaned by rubbing it in each section.

Pay close attention to the manufacturer's recommendations for deep cleaning and use a carpet shampoo or carpet cleaning machine. When you've finished cleaning your carpet, the last thing you want is to have to do it again right away. This cleaning trick works best on smaller, handmade rugs or old wool carpets, but you can also clean larger, heavier carpets if you have a few helping hands. You can also use a carpet cleaner on wool carpets to remove moisture; simply use the machine only with a vacuum without applying the cleaning solution, and then hang the carpet until it dries completely. With just a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand, you can make your own carpet cleaner yourself to remove any stains.

Jared Vacante
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