Carpets get dirty very easily and when it does it smells pretty bad. I’ve had trouble keeping my carpet clean because I thought that all I had to do was to vacuum it.
But If you have pets in your home you can’t just rely on vacuum cleaning to make the carpets smell better, you have to use other cleaning tricks.
Pets aren’t the only reason why your carpet may be unclean or smell bad, it can also be that you may wear shoes on it. If you want to clean your carpet and make it smell wonderful try these amazing carpet cleaning tips and tricks.
1.USE DAWN DISH SOAP TO CLEAN THE CARPET
Dawn can be used for many things such as cleaning the dishes or the stove/oven but did you know it can also be used for carpet cleaning. I didn’t know until I tried it, and to my surprise, it got rid of the dirt that was on my carpet.
To clean your carpet with dawn dish soap just get a damp cloth and squeeze three drops of dawn on it. Then use the cloth to gently scrub the area of the carpet you wanted to clean(or the whole carpet). This will make your carpet spotless and clean.
2.LYSOL CAN MAKE YOUR CARPET SMELL WONDERFUL
You might be saying “isn’t Lysol surface cleaner primarily used to clean countertops, cabinets and other hard surfaces” the answer is that those are only its primary uses it also has a lot of secondary uses. You can see most of those secondary uses here.
One of these secondary uses is carpet cleaning. The reason why I like to use Lysol to clean carpets is that it doesn’t just clean but it also makes it smell amazing. To clean your carpet with Lysol just do the following. Sprinkle a lot of it all over the carpet and use a brush to gently scrub it. This will clean your carpet and also give it a nice scent.
3.USE BORAX TO FRESHEN AND DEODORIZE YOUR CARPET
While Lysol gives your carpet a wonderful smell. Borax on the other hand will absorb all the bad odor the carpet had. It is really powerful. So if you have stuff like pee stain on the carpet because of pets you will need to use borax.
All you have to do is get a bottle of cold water with 1/2 cup of fabric softener and pour it on the area the odor is coming from. Then sprinkle the borax where you poured the water on. Let the borax stay on the carpet for 1-2 hours and then after that just use a vacuum to get rid of the borax residue.
4.WINDEX IS EXCELLENT AT REMOVING CARPET STAINS
This may come as a surprise but you can actually use Windex the glass cleaner to get rid of stains from your carpet. All you need to do is spray a lot of Windex on the stained area of the carpet and use a cloth to scrub it. You can also add a cup of vinegar and a squeeze of dish soap to help get rid of the stains.
5.BRUSH IS THE BEST THING TO USE TO DEEP CLEAN ANY CARPET
You can clean a lot of surfaces with a brush. You can clean your carpet with a brush. You can use a dish soap, vinegar, or Lysol. It doesn’t matter which one you choose once you have a brush to gently scrub the carpet you don’t have to worry.