Accidents happen, and sometimes you simply can't avoid getting stains on the carpet. But instead of having to replace the carpet or hire expensive carpet cleaning services you will want to try this house cleaning tips for getting the carpet clean again. With simple, inexpensive ingredients that you probably already have in the kitchen, your carpet will look like new again. You will want to take a look at the step by step tutorial on how to use baking soda or cornstarch and white vinegar to get your carpets looking new again. Using natural ingredients as an alternative to harmful cleaning products is a good way to save money and know that what you are using is safe for your family and the environment.
Cornstarch is an inexpensive ingredient that can be used for a variety of house cleaning tips and tricks around the house. Cornstarch works well at soaking up oil and grease stains on laundry. Cornstarch can also be used to polish furniture, clean windows, shampoo carpets and rugs, and starch clothes. If you are trying to stay away from toxic chemicals and harmful cleaners, cornstarch is a good alternative. Some of the natural cleaning solutions you can use cornstarch for include dissolving some cornstarch in water and then add it to a spray bottle for a natural solution to spray starch. You can also use cornstarch and some water and make it into a paste to clean silver. For carpet cleaning try sprinkling some cornstarch on the carpet stain and wait for about 30 minutes to vacuum. Cornstarch can also be sprinkled on stuffed toys to clean. Then brush the cornstarch off after about 30 minutes. You can use cornstarch on a buffing cloth to help shine your car. Another natural cleaning solution for cornstarch is to sprinkle on grease stains on leather and then let sit overnight, then brush away. For window cleaning use a teaspoon of cornstarch with one teaspoon of dish soap. Then add this mixture to one gallon of water and use to clean your windows. You can use a thick paste of cornstarch and water applied to crayon marks on your walls, apply the paste and allow to dry completely. Then simply wipe away.
When it comes to carpet cleaning, it is best to catch the stains right away while they are still wet and before they have time to set into the carpet. This is especially true of ingredients like wine or ketchup you can help soak up the stain by immediately sprinkling some cornstarch or baking soda directly onto the stain. Cornstarch or baking soda works great at removing wet stains as these ingredients will soak up all the moisture than you can vacuum it up later. To treat carpet stains instantly you can try using some straight white distilled vinegar on the carpet stain, then gently carpet cleaning with a cloth and try to get out as much of the stain as possible. Then sprinkle some cornstarch or baking soda to finish the job. You can also put some drops of essential oil into the baking soda to get the house smelling clean and fresh. Try using some orange or lavender essential oils. You can make your baking soda carpet cleaner in a jar that has a sprinkle top (you can use an old spice jar that has been cleaned out with holes large enough for the mixture to be sprinkled onto carpet).
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