Spring is around the corner. Soon you will be packing up those heavy winter clothes, and getting ready for milder weather. It’s a great time of year to deep clean or should we say “Spring Clean” your house. One of the areas in need of a good “Spring Cleaning” are your floors, especially carpet. Here are some useful tips below to get the “Winter Blues” out of your carpet.
Emulate the fresh smell of Spring air by making a homemade freshener for your carpet
- Add 1 16 ounce box of baking soda to a large bowl, and then add 10 drops of lemon essential oil and 20 drops of lavender essential oil, and mix well (so that no undiluted lemon oil stains the carpet)
- Place the baking soda/essential oil mix into a clean spice container with holes (so you can “shake” the deodorizer onto your carpet)
- Sprinkle the deodorizer onto your carpet
- Let the deodorizer sit on your carpet for about 10-20 minutes
- Vacuum normally with a high-powered vacuum cleaner with a True HEPA Filter
- Vacuum the area to be cleaned in order to remove loose dirt
- Plug your iron in and set it on the highest steam setting
- Fill an empty spray bottle with one-fourth of a cup of white vinegar and three-fourths of a cup of water
- Immerse a white cotton rag or towel that is large enough to cover the stain in warm water and wring it out so it is damp
- Spray the vinegar solution all over the entire carpet stain
- Place the damp towel over the carpet stain
- Iron lightly over the damp towel until the stain has been completely removed from the carpet
Deep Clean Your Carpets to help eliminate allergens and dust mites
- Get your carpets professionally steamed cleaned, for a deep down clean that will help reduce the dirt, allergens, and dust mites that have built up over time in your carpet
- If you do not want to higher a professional to deep clean your carpet, another option is to DIY and invest in your own high-quality carpet shampooer. Because who has time to make an appointment around a carpet cleaning service’s schedule, when you can clean your carpet anytime when it’s convenient for you.
Fluff up your carpet to get rid of dents from furniture
So you have decided to change things up a bit and re-arrange your living room? What do you do when you are left with dents in your carpet from where the furniture was?
- Take an ice cube and allow it to melt in the dent(s)
- After the ice cube has completely melted use a white cotton towel to gently blot up the excess moisture
- Lay the moist white cotton towel on top of the dent(s) and run an iron across the towel a couple of time
- When the area feels dry, discontinue ironing the area
- Once the carpet is completely dry, “fluff” up the area with your hands