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DIY: Dry Carpet Cleaner For Clean Rugs At All Times
Hygiene is of utmost importance and any homemade remedy is a must adaptation if you are a cleanliness freak. A carpet that doesn’t smell fresh and fills the room with a foul odor due to dampness and moisture is certainly not desirable. If it is a wall-to-wall rug then it is all the more difficult to give it a quick shake, a shampoo or send it for dry-cleaning for that matter. They are not just another piece of clothing that can be easily cleaned and saving electricity while washing is always desirable so why not adopt this eco-friendly blend to assist you in your frugal lifestyle. You are most likely to find the ingredients in your pantry and it is more than safe to use it around small children and pets. Also, the soft and refreshed feel that it will leave on your carpets is pure bliss.
Essentials that could most likely be needed
A blender and a sprinkle-top container are the basic equipment that you will require. And the ingredients are also simple and within easy reach such as:
- 1 tablespoon Borax (optional)
- 4 bay leaves
- 2 cups baking soda
- ½ cup cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon whole cloves
- ½ cup cornstarch
Directions for preparation:
Step # 1: Add each ingredient to the blender in measurable quantities. Borax is not a compulsory ingredient as it just gives the mixture a bit more dynamism and the mixture can turn out perfectly fine without it as well. Antibacterial cleaning power comes from cloves and bay leaves that you add apart from the scent it provides. Carpet cleaners need to be tough on dirt-removing agents that seem to build up each day, which is why baking soda is added.
Step # 2: Set the blender on low until the carpet cleaner has a smooth and even consistency.
Step # 3: Fill a sprinkle-top container with the prepared mixture of the dry carpet cleaner. Depending on the size of your carpet or rug you can pick the type of container that suffices. Begin with sprinkling it generously on areas that appear filthier. Just like you breathe life into your hardwood floors by cleaning them, carpeted floorings require equal attention and care. Let it sink in for at least two hours or overnight.
Step # 4: To see results, preferably vacuum clean your carpet the next day and see for yourself the wonders this carpet cleaner does.
DIY’s are an apt example of frugal living and help you find a solution to your everyday problems at a minimum cost.