Carpet stains are annoying, ugly, slightly embarrassing, and completely awful to remove. Who knew those fuzzies under our feet were so dang absorbent? Instead of reaching for your phone book to call your nearest carpet cleaner, reach into your cleaning closet instead! Here are five ways to remove carpet stains, for good!
Tricky Carpet Stain? Here Are 5 Ways To Remove Carpet Stains
Combine 1/3 cup of hydrogen peroxide, 2/3 cup of water, and a couple of drops of lemon essential oil (Grapefruit also works great) together to create a mixture that will remove almost anything. This awesome recipe comes from Kids Activities Blog. You can even use this mixture to get rid of yucky stains in your car!
WD-40 To The Rescue
Perhaps your tiny artists accidentally crushed some crayon into the carpet…and naturally, it happened to melt into the carpet as well? No fear! WD-40 is here! Spray a bit of WD-40 directly onto the stain and rub it away. Afterward, you can use dishwashing soap to remove the WD-40 from your carpet fibers. This literally works like magic.
Bust Out The Hot Iron!
Did your eyes just wander to an unsightly stain on your carpet? Do you have no idea when (or how) it got there? No worries! Set-in stains can be easily removed with the help of your trusty iron. Mix 1/4 white vinegar with 2/3 water and apply it directly to the stain. Set a towel or washcloth over top of it, and use the steam setting on your iron for removal.
Blood Stains On The Carpet?
If you have a spot or two of blood on your carpet, you can use your own saliva to remove it! Granted, this works better on smaller stains but it works great. If the thought of spitting on your carpet is less than appealing, you can use hydrogen peroxide, or Magic Erasers to also get the job done. See this article for more.
Any avid Pinterest goer knows how awesome baking soda and vinegar are when they work together. It’s like elementary school science all over again! Sprinkle a bit of baking soda onto your carpet, and pour the vinegar directly over it. As the mixture foams, it will remove any dried-in stains lurking amongst your carpet fibers.
For more cleaning tips, check out my post on ridiculously easy housecleaning tips!