You’ve just bought a new house and decorated everything exactly the way you have always dreamed of. However, it’s very likely that you’ll realize that taking care of your dream house is not as easy as it seems.
One big hurdle- your carpet in the living room constantly requires cleaning, and you are not sure how to maintain it.
Well, have no fear. Here we will give away all the secrets that make cleaning and maintaining your carpet seem like a walk in the park.
1.Blotting A Stain
You’ve just got a nasty stain and you don’t know how to get rid of it. So you immediately start rubbing it with another cloth. However, that would be a huge mistake. For removing a stain, it’s best if you blot them first.
You might think rubbing and blotting is almost the same thing, right? Actually, they both are quite different.
Rubbing a stain allows the particles to set into the carpet and damage it permanently. By blotting, the stain will spread and thus you’ll successfully clean it.
- Using Club Soda
Club Soda is another magical solution to clean the stains in your carpets. First, you need to pour the soda on a cloth and then blot the specific area.
If the stain is not going, mix one part water with one part white vinegar. Pour this mixture into a handheld sprayer and spray on the stained area.
After the stain vanishes, rinse the area with warm water. After washing, lay white paper towels in order to remove the sogginess from the carpet.
- Using Shaving Cream
Shaving Cream is an unconventional yet handy tip for cleaning your carpet. Apply the shaving cream on the stain and wait for it to set for about 30 minutes.
Then, blot the stain using a dry white cloth. Remember to spray a mixture of one part vinegar and one part water on the stain when you are done.
- Using Freeze Dried Gum
Stepping on gums in your carpet can lead to uncomfortable situations, but you can fix it using ice cubes.
That’s right, just put a couple of ice cubes on your gummy mess. Wait till it gets frozen solid, and then just lift it up from the carpet. However, beware, you might have to cut out the messed-up carpet strands.
- Using Dishwasher Detergent
Sometimes our carpets are filled with annoying greasy stains. The easiest solution to this is using dishwashing detergent.
The process is somewhat similar to that when you are washing dishes. Afterward, you will have to blot the carpet so that it becomes nice and dry.
- Removing Wax
If you drip wax in your beautiful carpet, worry not. Removing candle wax from your carpet is a breeze once you know how.
All you have to do is apply some heat on the trapped wax. Just put a white cloth on the spot, and then put a warm iron on top.
Do not use colorful clothes as the colors may fade or transfer.Once the wax comes off, scrape it with a butter knife. Do not use the iron for more than 30 seconds.
- Saved by Hydrogen Peroxide
One of the worst stains to clean for a carpet owner is the stain of blood. The solution to this problem is using Hydrogen Peroxide.
First, apply a mixture of mild detergent and water to slacken the dried blood. Once the stain comes loose, scrape off as much of it as you can.
Now, all you have to do is dab hydrogen peroxide on the carpet with a towel and clean up the mess nice and easy.
- Cleaning Pet Disasters
No matter how well trained your pet is, there is still room for accidents. During times like this, instead of getting mad at your pet, clean their mess.
The best way you can do this is by using organic cleaners. They usually cost about $10 per bottle and can come really handy.
There are several good quality, pet carpet cleaners in shops to easily choose from. Just spray on the stain and clean it up with a towel or rag.
Luckily, these cleaners can also be used for cleaning coffee or sauce stains too.
- Dessert Trouble
Who doesn’t love candy? But if you manage to stain your precious carpet by dropping candy on it then that’s a huge problem.
Butter knives or spotter brushes work best to scrape candies off. After that, sponge it up by applying a mixture of water and mild soap.
Make sure to get all the sugar out from that area. Ensure to dry out the spot using a cloth or towel.
- Deep Cleaning
Finally, keep in mind to clean your carpet regularly. Steam cleaning is an effective cleaning process where you have to use a water-jet nozzle to inject a cleaning solution under pressure into the carpet.
The machine extracts the solution and the dirt from the carpet. In a family of four, it is recommended to deep clean your carpet at least every six months. Regular cleaning will make your carpet look as good as new.
Whether you live alone or in a family of twelve, it doesn’t really matter because your carpet will get dirty no matter what.
Be it your pet, your children or even yourself, anyone can drip unwanted stains. Luckily, there are remedies to these situations most of which are easily available in your kitchen.
Hopefully, the above tips will help you maintain your carpet and keep your dream home just the way you have always it to be.
Stepheny is a content writer at Feedfond. She is a passionate pet parent and has a serious knack for interior decoration. To read more of her articles visit Feedfond.com.