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.
If you worry about harsh chemicals coming into contact with the 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 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.
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?
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!
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.