If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Homemade carpet shampooer machine solution

Another idea from Pinterest is this simple cleaning solution to run through a carpet shampoo machine.
I had to make a double batch to fill the tank on our machine. 
I used about 3 quarts of hot water, a half cup of hydrogen peroxide, a good squirt of dish soap and a good glub of vinegar.  The original blogger added essential oil for scent.  My scented dish liquid was scent enough.
 
It seemed to work fine and certainly as good as the expensive store bought kind that is more than $10 a jug.
This dish soap is Meyers Lavendar scent. I really liked the scent for carpet cleaning, but I don't much care for it on the dishes.  I don't plan to buy store bought solution again so this pin is a great money saver. 

I did not take before and after carpet photos. The carpet I cleaned is 14 year old white carpet that is in our 3 extra bedrooms and the big hall that connects them. The carpet is much cleaner after today's cleaning but it hardly looks new. It is better and for now, that is fine. 
 
 Pin #3 done for 2014. 

8 comments:

  1. thanks for this....carpet cleaning is on my to do list! (not the fun list. ha.) Pinning this one!

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  2. Yes, thanks for this. I simply have not cleaned (wanted to when we moved in), but the cost for store bought is crazy.
    blessings, jill

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  3. I didn't know you could make your own carpeting shampoo! Very awesome!

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  4. I'm glad to read this, Rhonda. I saw this same recipe somewhere a few weeks ago and wrote it down. Now I just need to make it and try it! Hopefully it will work well. Our living room carpet is a light beige and both our front door and back door open into the living room. Needless to say, it gets a lot of traffic. It's a constant chore to keep it looking halfway decent. Thanks for the information. :-)

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  5. Thanks for testing this out, Rhonda. We have a small cleaner that I use for the vehicles. I will definitely be saving this recipe to use. Like others I hate the high cost of the store version.

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  6. Thanks you so much for this recipe. I had a similar one in AZ but somehow it got lost or tossed during our move. I am putting this in my recipe book so that I don't loose it again.

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  7. The main ingredient I always have on my carpet cleanser is baking soda and vinegar. Not only are they inexpensive, but they're also reliable because of their disinfecting and whitening properties.

    Jackelyn @CristoMar.com

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