Tuesday, April 1, 2014

2 ingredient Carpet Cleaner

I found this ridiculously easy carpet cleaner on Pinterest and with very low expectations decided to give it a go.

This stuff is AMAZING.  A little.....addicting!

Once you start you may find yourself running around the house with your burning hot iron trying to find more things you can get stains out of.

When we bought our house, we decided to simply clean the carpet in my daughter's room instead of ripping it out -- BIG mistake. That carpet taunts me everyday with it's disgusting stains that seem to appear in dozens by the day. They are SO gross and coming up from underneath.

This cleaner literally couldn't be easier. It's a 1 x 1 ratio of HOT water and Ammonia (grab it at dollar tree), and iron and some old cloths.

This is the post I read and followed, I am sure there are others on Pinterest but this is where I found it.
1. Combine your hot water and ammonia in a spray bottle.
                      -- I got one at dollar tree along with the ammonia
                      -- use a 1 to 1 ration (for example 1 cup of ammonia and 1 cup of HOT water)
                      -- shake it up!

2. Spray the carpet stain/spot liberally
                      -- I figured out if you really worked the liquid in there and soaked it through it came                          out better
3. Place a cloth on top an start ironing over the stain

                      -- it is PRETTY cool, you will see the towel soak up the brownish color of the stain                          instantly
                      --I discovered that a very hot iron works best! Don't be afraid to really work it back                         and forth over the towel to get the stain out

4. Be amazed and find more spots :)


Nathan Riley said...

That’s amazing! Even though I’ve heard about these DIY trick many times (baking soda and vinegar being the most glorified), it’s still surprising to see how some of it actually work wonders on these household problems. Now if only these tricks worked for all types of stains and grouts you’ve got to clean at home, life would be so much easier. Haha! Anyway, thanks for sharing!

Nathan Riley @ Stanley Steemer

Lucy Andrews said...

I can’t blame you for trying it on every stain you can find around the house, especially if it can get stains out that effectively. Haha! Anyway, thanks for sharing these easy procedures with us. Have a great day!

Lucy Andrews @ Safeclean Westminster