I am probably a bit of a cleaning nerd but I like to clean.
Well, more the enjoyment over the end result perhaps than the process itself.
This last weekend I took full advantage of the 3 day weekend and did some serious deep cleaning in our home.
Lifting a layer of winter dirt and grime (and it never ceases to amaze me how bad it really is lol!) makes my house sparkle and my heart happy as I put my feet up and enjoy the end result.
This year I used a combination of store bought items and homemade cleaning supplies too.
I have to admit, I experienced some serious sticker shock looking up and down a long aisle of supplies and trying to decide what I needed. I ended up with new good quality gloves, magic-erase sponges, a new bucket, some Febreeze and a little determination to make my own cleaning supplies this year.
I started with my carpets. Nothing brightens your home faster than clean, fluffy carpets.
I wanted something that I could use to spot clean in areas that I didn’t need to run the big machine through, and then also do a super deep clean when needed with our carpet cleaner.
Using some things I already on hand plus a couple things I bought I came up with a carpet cleaning solution that worked so well I could not believe it. My carpets smelled great and I will spare you from pictures of the sludge that came out of them. And we thought we were clean people ha!
Here is what I did:
Homemade Carpet Cleaner Recipe (for carpet machines and spot cleaning!)
Half gallon container (I used a recycled coffee creamer container from Costco)
4 T. laundry soap of your choice
2 T. fabric softener
2 T. powdered Oxyclean (Dollar Tree is a great place to pick this up!)
1/4 cup of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
Hot Water to fill your container (leave some space as the Oxy will bubble for a bit)
Blend until the Oxy granules have dissolved and allow the mixtures to sit open for a bit before pouring into your container (this will avoid pressure build up from the Oxy in ACTION!)
I used this in my carpet cleaning machine and I was SO impressed by the results.
It’s that simple to make a good supply of carpet cleaner for pennies!
Happy Spring Cleaning!!
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