A fresh, spotless carpet gives you a very refreshing and comfortable feeling. Aside from having attractive flooring, it gives you a pristine, hygienic and healthy home. Having these not only provides you an ambiance that ventilates your house but also gives you a refreshing mental state as well. Many studies have already proven how a clean environment helps the mind to work well.
But there are inevitable problems that we can never avoid. Do you experience having some difficulties in cleaning it up? Or do you suffer from cleaning your carpets at home because of its heaviness, shagginess, and all the dirt that have accumulated? Are you tired of getting all the stains that it gets? For instance, when you have some visitors at home and they accidentally spilled some coffee or juice on it; or if you have pets such as dogs and cats, their furs or sheds can be really hard to clean up. Carpets are really prone to dirt since they are always stepped on. That’s why you need to keep track of its neatness from time to time.
You can contact professional carpet cleaners near you to help you solve these perennial problems with your Aladdin-like carpets. There are real quick and easy methods now on how to contact the nearest local carpet cleaners. They’re just a click or call away. You can book a carpet cleaner online, or you can call them easily. However, if you feel like you have the time to spend in cleaning up today, here are some tips that can be a life saver!
1. HOMEMADE ORGANIC CARPET FRESHENER
You probably think that a carpet freshener should be the ones commercially sold. However, there is good news for you! You can make an organic carpet freshener on your own. It doesn’t only make your carpet smell like a bed of flowers. But it will also clean up your carpet. So, you’re already hitting two birds in one stone.
Your carpet freshener is too easy to make. All you need is 15-30 drops of essential oil. It could be wild orange, lavender, apple or even daisies. The smell and the amount of essential oil will depend on your taste and preference. Make sure to have a glass container where you can store your own organic version of carpet freshener. Now, mix 16 to 20 ounce of baking soda. Mix and shake it well until the baking soda absorbs the oil. In using your organic freshener, just spray it on your carpet. Wait for a few minutes until it dries up. Then you can now vacuum the carpet. It’s easy, right?
2. HOMEMADE GREEN DEEP CLEAN CARPET CLEANER
Instead of using synthetic and expensive brands of deep cleaner, you can have a homemade deep green cleaner at home. This will eradicate the dust mites and allergens on your carpet at home. All you have to do is mix 2 ½ tablespoons of dish soap, ½ cup of white vinegar, 1 cup of Hydrogen Peroxide, 2 ½ tablespoons of fabric softener, 6 drops of essential oil, and one gallon of hot water. Mix this well and you can put it inside your rug cleaner and it will be an alternative of those famous and branded products sold in the market. You have already saved with money, and you have already cleaned your carpet like a pro!
3. REMOVING STAINS WITH IRON
Stains can be really unpleasant in the eye, added by the odorous smell that it contains. But no need to worry about that because you can easily remove those stains by yourself at home. With the help of your iron, you can easily fix this problem. First, mix vinegar with ¾ water. The volume of this depends on how big or plenty the stains on your carpet are. The bigger the stains, the more the volume of the mixture is. Now, all you have to do is vacuum your carpet in order to remove its shagginess. Then you can put the mixture that you made on a piece of cloth or towel and damp it on the stained area. Now, carefully place the iron on the camp towel or cloth. As you can observe, there will be a lot of stains that will lift unto the towel. If you can see that there’s no more stains left, then your job has been done well!
4. FLUFFING WITH ICE
DO you hate seeing the dents on your carpet? I guess every one of us does! So here’s a life hack to save your carpet. All you need is to place the ice on the dent area. If the water has spread on the area, place a towel and softly damp it until it absorbs the water. Then, carefully iron the dent and be sure not to press too hard on it because too much pressure will cause another dent. Finally, you can air dry the carpet and fluff it up when it’s done.
Now say goodbye to all those annoying dents on your carpet!
5. SHAG CARPET CLEANING
If your carpet is too shaggy, then it is prone to being damaged after cleaning it with a vacuum. But to properly clean and de-shag it, use the hose connection of the vacuum. It may seem to take you longer than the usual, but it will definitely clean the insides up to its roots or fibres. Now, you can avoid damaging the fibres of your carpet, and you can preserve its beauty as if it is all new one more time!
Carpets are lifesavers also in a way. We use its warmth on a winter day, and we use its comfy abilities during sunny days. So, we better take care of it as if it can feel like a living thing. So enjoy some of these life hacks that you can do with your carpet. This has been especially made easy for you. Now, you can contain the attractiveness and beauty of your carpet without spending too much. Plus, with your homemade fresheners and newly discovered cleaning abilities, you no longer have to clean them without causing harm to your carpet.