It is the time of the year to search online about the latest trends in spring cleaning for your house. This is a crucial time to spruce up your home and especially the carpets. The carpets take as much beating as the other things in the house and need regular care. If your carpets are looking dull after the winter, understand that it the biggest playground of bacteria, dust, grit and pollens.
If you want to avoid professional help and get your carpets in shape, we have amazingly easy and non-toxic cleaning tips for you.
Spring Cleaning Tips – Top 5 Spring Cleaning Shortcuts
1) Vacuum first, always: Vacuuming your dirty carpets is crucial, but not just enough to thoroughly clean your carpet. Vacuum the carpet atleast weekly and get it deep cleaned by a professional every six months.
2) Remove the stains and spots using an iron: Make a solution with three parts water mixed in one part vinegar for the process. Vacuum the carpet first and dampen the spots/stains with a plain cloth concentrated with the solution. Move the iron over the towel and the stain should lift itself on the towel.
3) Deep Cleaning without a professional: If you don’t have your standard expensive chemical carpet cleaning solution, make a non-toxic one for your yourself. Add ¾th cup of Hydrogen Peroxide, ¼th cup white vinegar, 2 spoons liquid soap, drops of essential oil, 2 spoons of fabric softener in a container. Add this to your washing machine and wash your carpet/rug with hot water.
4) Make your carpets smell fresh: Use a home based deodorizers for your carpets. Add few drops of essential oil (of your choice) and mix it with baking soda, proportionally. If you have pets, add half a cup of borax to keep fleas away. Spread it on the carpet and let stay for 15-20 minutes. This can be done before you vacuum your carpets.
5) Use preventive measures after you have cleaned your carpets: Let people remove their shoes or wipe them over a doormat, before they enter the house. You can also buy a pair of casual crocs or slippers if people aren’t comfortable walking bare feet. Handle your pet accordingly.