Any whoooo...our carpets in the current apartment have been through a lot. We didn't own a vacuum for quite a while (I know, gross...we registered for one, just never got it) About a month ago we finally bought our vacuum and it's like heaven...except for the realization of how gross our carpets are! The area right by the front door was the WORST! I was so embarrassed that I never really looked at it before and people came over and saw...ewwww! Well, if we wanted our deposit back, we needed to clean up our act...well, our carpets.
I work at a church cleaning at nights, the same time the carpet cleaning man works. He has a 'secret concoction' that he's used to clean floors in school buildings. I figure if it works for hundred of kids, it can work for my little carpet. The best part of this concoction is that it is made of simply household ingredients!
Dawn Liquid Dish Soap
What to do:
Mix equal parts of rubbing alcohol and dish soap together in spray bottle
Spray a mist on your dirty carpet and let set for about 30 seconds or so
Rub the soiled area with the rag
If your carpet is heavily soiled, like mine was, you may need to spray again and rub. I did this about four or five times! If your rag gets super filthy, get a new one...trying to clean with a dirty rag is not effective!
The cleaner dries pretty quickly, but will leave a light smell of alcohol. I vacuumed the carpet after cleaning and it took a lot of the smell away.
Sorry for the less than great pictures, the lighting in our apartment is horrible and so funky (in a bad way).
Here is what my carpet looked like before...please don't judge....yuck
Here is what my carpet looked like after the first spray and rub
Here is a few spray and rubs into the job
Here is my carpets all nice and clean and vacuumed!
Now, for the side-by-side before and after....ahhhh...much better!
I mixed up 1/3 cup of each ingredient and still had some left over...so I'm saving it until after all the furniture is out and 'the truth is revealed!'
I'm liking up to:
Night Owl Crafting