April 3, 2013
10 Musts for Spring Cleaning – Clean Carpets
Clean carpets scream spring cleaning for me. The case can be made for cleaning your carpets annually or even twice a year if you have allergies and/or pets. I have this Bissell Pro Heat Carpet Cleaner – it works great for spot cleaning, stairs, hallways, and entire rooms. When I want all the carpet cleaned at once I have a professional in and clean the carpet. What’s the best solution to clean carpets yourself? Mix up a solution of equal parts hot water and white vinegar – use it in your carpet cleaner and dab it on spots for simple stain removal. The good thing about this solution is that it rinses clean and won’t leave a residue on your carpets. If there’s a residue left on your carpet it’ll attract dirt and pretty much defeat the purpose of cleaning your carpets in the first place.
So how about you? Do you clean your carpets yourself or hire it out?
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Could you put some essential oil in the mixture to leave a fresh scent, or would that negate the lack-of-residue thing?
I had the same question. Or how about lemon juice?
Becky SaysPost author
I wouldn’t add lemon juice or essential oils to the mix but you could put a cotton ball with a drop or two of essential oil in your vacuum cleaner bag or canister to add a little scent to your vacuuming instead.
I use On Guard Essential Oil Cleaner from DoTerra, which contains Wild Orange, it leave the room smelling amazing! You could dab a little wild orange on a cotton ball for your vacuum also.
So what about putting something like OxyClean in the mix? I’ve used it to clean other things before and it seems to leave little to no residue at all. Thoughts?
Becky SaysPost author
You can try it in an inconspicuous spot 🙂