There is nothing worse than to have your newly clean carpet messed up with a spill. You don't have the time or the energy to pull out the carpet cleaner so what do you do? In this post, I'm going to share how I was able to remove a stain from the carpet without having to pull out the carpet cleaner -- using items that you'll probably have at home.
About 7 years ago my husband and I got on the kale smoothie bandwagon. Each morning I make the whole family a nice kale and fruit smoothie to start the day. It allows me to know that we are all starting the day with more than a serving of fruits and veggies every morning.
The only problem is when someone spills the carpet seems ruined with a nice deep green stain.
I can just imagine what my guests think when they see those stains on the carpet.
That's why it's so important to get to the stain before it sets in.
So when my husband spilled his smoothie on the carpet this morning I needed to act quick. The problem was I didn't have enough time to pull out the carpet shampooer and go over the stain 70 times.
I had heard of people swearing by using white vinegar and baking soda to remove stains so I thought I would try and write about it too!
First thing I did was clean the area with water and a dish rag. I wanted to remove the excess smoothie from the carpet.
Then I added a good amount of white vinegar to the stain.
Then I sprinkled some baking soda over the vinegar and it instantly started bubbling. I let it sit for 20 minutes.
Once the 20 minutes were up, I took a damp warm cloth and wiped up all of the extra baking soda. I took another warm damp cloth to scrub the stain. I was surprised, I didn't have to scrub that much. As you can see below, the stain was basically gone.
I waited a few hours to let that area dry and I vacuumed. As you can see, no kale smoothie was visible. This took me less hands on time then using the shampooer and the stain came out.
The next time you have a fresh stain I recommend using this method on them. Stay tuned for another post because I'm going to try this on an old stain and see what type of results I see.
Now if you want to try this on any stains you have on your carpet and need a little assistance, I created a stain removal checklist to help you out. You can download, print it out so you have it handy for any stains you need to remove. All you need to do is click the button below to download the checklist.
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I would love to know in the comments below have you tried other ways to remove stains from your carpet? I would love to hear all about it in the comments below.