Nothing can drag a room (and me) down faster than an ugly carpet stain.
After feeling overwhelmed by the growing number of carpet stains, I decided that I was so over it. And where do these stains come from anyway? It seems like a new one appears everyday.
There were so many stains that it seemed like a good time to test a couple of DIY cleaning hacks from my cleaning tips board.
First I tried the scrub method with dish soap and hydrogen peroxide.
The Scrub Method:
I wasn’t sure I was up to scrubbing, but it turned out not to be so bad. I really didn’t have to scrub much since the stain almost immediately vanishes once you start scrubbing.
Next, I tried the steam method with an iron, vinegar and water.
The Steam Method:
My eyes literally widened in disbelief when I lifted the towel from the stain. I was like a child mesmerized and fascinated, begging “do it again!”
I continued the comparison test on a couple more stains just to be thorough.
While the steam method works well, I prefer the scrub method using Dawn dish liquid and hydrogen peroxide.
Here are a couple more tips to consider when tackling carpet stains:
~clean from the outside of the stain working inside
~blotting is gentler on your carpet than scrubbing
If you try these DIY stain removers, I’d love to hear which one you prefer.
See you in class,