Okay, I’m a small business owner (have a carpet business if you haven’t noticed so far :-) so I guess I should be posting something about my carpet cleaning services that will entice you to hire me. Well sorry to disappoint you, this post is not about bells and whistles-it is aimed at helping you :-) Today I talk about how to deep GREEN clean your carpet (the proper way).

A week ago I posted an article on carpets and red wine stains in which I explained how I deal with post-Thanksgiving mess. But that’s only one (or ten) stain(s); what about the rest of the carpet you may ask? That’s exactly what Jessica wanted to know.

Well Jess, if you want to clean your entire carpet I have a better solution. This simple solution I came up with includes white vinegar, salt and baking soda. Of course, let’s not forget the good old vacuum.

First of all, thoroughly vacuum your carpet. When I say thoroughly I mean really thoroughly.

Next, mix salt (2tbps), borax (2tbps) and white vinegar (2tbps). Apply this paste to heavily soiled areas. Leave the paste to sit on stains for a couple of hours, than vacuum it away.

Now get your baking soda and sprinkle it over the whole carpet and let it sit for about two hours. Note: if your carpet is really smelly you can let it sit over night.

Vacuum the carpet a third time. Looks much better, right?

Want more simple DIY tutorials on cleaning your home? Let me know in the comment section below!

p.s. Thanks for the comment Jess!