We're back at it again with our Earth Month low waste, DIY, at home cleaners! This one is for carpets. Can be used with a vacuum or to just get out a nasty stain!
Easy fix for Dry Stains
- 2 quarts warm water
- 1 drop Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds Liquid (nope, not a typo- that says one drop- don’t add more!!!)
How to deal with wet stains:
- Sprinkle liberally with baking soda to completely cover the stain. If the baking soda gets completely wet, sprinkle more until a layer of dry baking soda remains on top. Let rest for about 5 minutes.
- Vacuum up. (TIP: change vacuum bags and filters often if you vacuum up baking soda. To minimize the amount in the vacuum, I keep a small hand-held broom and dustpan exclusively for sweeping up baking soda from the carpet. This also helps loosen the stain, too.)
For Urine Stains:
- For really stubborn pet stains or to get rid of the smell, you can mix one cup of distilled white vinegar with one cup of water and 2 teaspoons of baking soda.
Check out our other low waste, DIY, cleaning hacks!