Cleaning carpets can be daunting, but it's easy to do the this easy Carpet Cleaner Recipe! You just need a few ingredients to make your own carpet cleaner to use at home in your carpet cleaning machine or one that you may rent from a store.
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I'm not sure about you, but my carpets could use a good cleaning about once a month...if not more often. Unless you own your own carpet cleaner, that's just not feasible for most people. Paying to have your carpets cleaned can get pretty expensive, and renting a machine can seem like a hassle. And the carpet cleaning solution...it's expensive! I own my own carpet cleaner because we have 3 pets and I'm a clean freak, but if you don't, there are a few options for you. You can either pay someone to professionally clean your carpets, buy your own carpet cleaner, or go to your grocery or home improvement store and rent an industrial carpet cleaner. The industrial carpet cleaning machines are a great way to get your carpets cleaned without spending a ton of money. You can rent them for either 24 hours or even for a few days. I used to do this all the time and clean the carpets in our home over a two day period. They are really strong machines and can really get the job done. The kicker for the rented machines and home owned machines is that you need carpet cleaning solution. The solutions available at the store are quite expensive and quite frankly, I don't think they work very well. So, I made my own! It not only cleans the carpets like a charm, but has my favorite stain busting mix in it as well, so some of those more tough stains will come out! It's great for pet stains and odors as well as wine and food stains.
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What's in Homemade Carpet Cleaner?
- 1 gallon plastic or glass container with lid (you can use an old milk jug or a bucket)
- 1 cup hydrogen peroxide ( Purchase HERE )
- ⅛ cup dish liquid ( Purchase HERE )
- 1 tablespoon Oxiclean (Purchase HERE )
- ½ cup fabric softener (Purchase HERE )
- Funnel ( Purchase HERE )
If you are interested in purchasing your own Carpet Cleaner for Home, THIS is the one I use.
How to Make Homemade Carpet Cleaner
Step 1 - Add the hydrogen peroxide, dish liquid Oxiclean and fabric softener to a large gallon jug using a funnel.
Step 2 - Fill the remainder of the jug with water and mix well.
Step 3 - Fill the reservoir of your carpet cleaner with warm water and add 2 ounces of the homemade solution.
Step 4 - Clean your carpets according to your carpet cleaners instructions.
Store the remainder of your carpet cleaning solution to use whenever you need it again!
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