Knowing how to clean carpets in a manner as natural as possible and without the assistance of chemicals or detergents, readily available on the store shelves, will allow you to save money and protect the environment.
Love them or hate them, knowing how to clean carpets is important for those who use this piece of home furniture to give each room a touch of personal taste and style, never hurts. Whether it’s a classic, modern, colorful, synthetic or made out of natural fabrics and fibers, carpets are inevitably destined to get dirty with some ease and therefore it’s very important to take care to avoid becoming the nests for germs, mites and bacteria.
Instead of relying on dry cleaning or chemicals that are harmful to the health and more often than not- the appearance of the carpets themselves, cleaning, sanitizing and keeping the beauty of our carpets intact is achievable with natural methods that allow you to get perfect results from every point of view without spending a fortune and above all- without hurting the fragile environment.
How to clean carpets naturally: the most effective natural allies
The number one ally for cleaning your carpets is – needles to say – baking soda, which combined with white vinegar is perfect in handling the cleaning if any type of carpet and fabric.
FOCUS: The wonders of baking soda
In addition to regular cleaning of the carpets to be performed with a vacuum and a brush, baking soda and white vinegar are very effective in removing even the most stubborn stains and act virtually alone, no need to rub or linger on the dirt. Just sprinkle a little baking soda on the stain, add vinegar later and leave it for a couple of minutes, then blot with a clean cloth and let it dry out.
For stubborn stains and particularly extensive ones, just sprinkle baking soda and let it sit and do it’s job for 30 minutes, followed by a vacuum cleaning after it’s done. Another trick to clean carpets in a natural way is to combine salt and vinegar to form a sort of batter, applied to the stain and left for a few minutes, it will get rid of it in no time.
Natural carpet cleaning solution for fresh stains
Similarly, corn flour mixed with baking soda can be used to remove fresh and new stains from carpets, similarly to the good ole’ salt and vinegar; just rub gently with a sponge and then wipe it all off taking the stain off along with the mixture.
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