Don’t be embarrassed by the stains on your carpet. Learn how to get stains out of carpet naturally.
How to remove carpet stains is a big problem. If you have kids in the house, this is something that might come as a daily occurrence. If you need to remove old stains from the carpet or fresh stains the process is still the same.
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How to get stains out of carpet naturally
If you worry about using harsh chemicals around your kids or pets then having a DIY carpet stain remover is something that you might be interested in. In this post, I share how I was able to naturally remove a kale smoothie stain from the carpet using 2 common kitchen products that you probably have on hand.
I’ve also put together a free carpet cleaning checklist together to help you tackle all of the new and old stains in your carpet alone.
Supplies you’ll need to get stains out of your carpet naturally
In order to remove the stains from the carpet naturally, there are a few items you’ll need:
- Baking Soda
- White Vinegar
- Scrub brush (optional)
Follow these steps to naturally remove stains from your carpet
Step 1 clean the area
The first thing you’ll want to do is clean the area. If this is a fresh spill you’ll want to clean up any excess moisture.
Use a damp cloth and get as much of the spill out as possible.
Step 2 Apply vinegar
Once the spill has been cleaned up, it’s time to naturally remove the stain. You’ll want to add some vinegar to the area.
Step 3 Sprinkle baking soda
Then you’ll want to sprinkle some baking soda over the vinegar. It will instantly start bubbling. I let it sit for about 20 minutes.
Step 4 Scrub and clean
Once the 20 minutes are up, take a damp warm cloth and wiped up all of the extra baking soda. Take another warm damp cloth to scrub the stain.
Depending on how stuck on the stain is you may need to repeat steps 2-4 until the stain is gone.
Step 5 Allow to dry and vacuum
After the stain has been removed naturally, allow the area to dry completely. Once the area is dry you’ll want to vacuum the area. This will remove any excess baking soda that might not have been cleaned up.
As you can see, the stain is gone. This process took me less hands-on time than using a shampooer and the stain came out.
The next time you have a new stain (or find an old stain) I recommend using this natural carpet cleaning method on them.
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.