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Cleaning Your Carpet With Vinegar
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Cleaning Your Carpet With Vinegar

Vinegar is one of the most under appreciated products around. Most of the time it only seems to come out when someone has a sweet and sour recipe to make, or when kids want to make a vinegar and baking soda volcano with it. But vinegar is more then mild amusement for the young (or young at heart). Vinegar can be used in a number of ways to help clean your home. Thousands of people around the world rely on vinegar to keep their home clean without the nasty harsh chemicals that are found in commercial cleaning products.

Cleaning your carpet with vinegar is easy to do. It's best to make a paste of vinegar so that you can massage it into the carpet. Add a couple of tablespoons of vinegar to enough salt or baking soda (your choice) to make a thick paste (usually another couple of tablespoons of salt or baking soda here). Massage it into the stain and leave it until it's dry. When it's all dry, you can vacuum it up and hopefully that stain will have vanished! Use white vinegar for this, and TEST an area of the carpet before you try it. While you shouldn't have any issues with it, I'd definitely test it before I go ahead with it. People with darker carpets certainly don't skip this bit! If you like, you can add a few drops of an essential oil to your cleaning mixture. While it's not essential as such, it does make things smell nicer. Psychology tests have shown just how much smell affects our sense of what's clean.

If you have a carpet cleaning machine, you can use this too. Add one part white vinegar to another part hot water and put it into your machine. As above, you can add a few drop of an essential oil to give your home that 'clean' feel. I personally am a fan of lavender, although that can be a little too soothing. You might like to try orange - don't you find orange just seems to have a very clean feel to it?

Anyway. Saturate the carpet with the solution and use the machine to get as much of the water out as you can. Follow the directions on your machine for the best results.

Vinegar can also be used in a number of other ways to clean your home - it really is a miracle worker for the natural cleaner. It's very cheap, and is great for human health as it's not a product with nasty chemicals. And that's how you clean your carpets with vinegar.


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spook  

great to wake-up to natural cleaning! works great for stinky car mats too.

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  about 9 years ago
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