& Hammer Clean Shower. To clean spots from carpet, spray Arm & Hammer
Clean Shower on the stain, rub with a wet sponge, and let dry.
Canada Dry Club Soda. Pour a small amount of Canada Dry Club Soda
onto the stain, rub gently with a sponge, and then blot up with paper
Gillette Foamy. To remove stains from carpet, spray some Gillette
Foamy shaving cream on the spot, scrub with a wet scrub brush, and then blot
with a wet cloth to remove the extra foam.
Gunk Brake Cleaner. To clean stubborn oil stains from car pet, spray
the stained area thoroughly with Gunk Brake Cleaner, rub it in with a
sponge, let it dry, and then vacuum. As the brake cleaner dries, it absorbs
all moisture, allowing you to vacuum up the resulting powder with ease.
Huggies Baby Wipes. To lift minor stains out of the carpet, gently
rub the stain with a Huggies Baby Wipe.
Kingsford’s Corn Starch. To clean spills from the carpet, sprinkle
Kingsford’s Corn Starch over the spot, wait thirty minutes, and then vacuum
Lestoil. To clean lipstick stains from carpet, dampen a clean cloth
with a few drops of Lestoil and gently dab the lipstick stain until it
Murphy Oil Soap. To clean stains from carpet, mix one quarter cup
Murphy Oil Soap in one gallon of water. Using a clean sponge, dampen the
spot with the solution and then blot with a clean cloth.
Pampers. To blot up spills from carpet, place a Pampers disposable
diaper facedown over the stain and place a few heavy books on top of the
diaper to hold it in place for ten to fifteen minutes. The super-absorbent
polymer flakes in Pampers absorb messy spills quickly.
Parsons’ Ammonia. To clean stubborn stains from carpet, mix two cups
Parsons’ Ammonia in one gallon of warm water, dampen a sponge with the
solution, rub it into the stain gently, and then blot up with paper towels.
Shout. Spray Shout Stain Remover on the stain, let sit for five
minutes, and then wipe clean with a clean, wet cloth. The fragrance in Shout
also freshens the carpet, and the stain remover prepares the stained area
for the next time you have the carpet steam cleaned.
Smirnoff Vodka. Spray Smirnoff Vodka on the stain, scrub gently with
a brush, then blot up with a clean cloth or paper towel.
Spray ‘n Wash. Spray stains on the carpet with Spray ‘n Wash, let sit
for five minutes, and then wipe clean with a clean, wet cloth.
Tide. Mix one cup liquid Tide with two cups water. Scrub the stain
with this color-safe solution. Rinse with cool water, blot with a clean
cloth or paper towel, and let dry.
Mule Team Borax. Blot up the spill, sprinkle 20 Mule Team Borax to
cover the area, let dry, and vacuum. (Before treating, test an inconspicuous
spot on the carpeting with a paste made from 20 Mule Team Borax and water to
make sure the borax does not remove any color from the carpet.)
WID-40. To clean grease, tar, or oil-based paint from carpet, spray a
clean cloth with WD-40 and scrub the spot. To remove the grease stain from
the WD-40 from the carpeting, use a mixture of a few drops of Dawn
Dishwashing Liquid and some water, scrub lightly, and then blot up with a
Windex. To clean food or juice stains from carpet, blot up as much of
the stain as possible, spray the affected area with Windex, and then wipe
clean with a cloth or paper towel. Windex has been known to clean cherry-flavored
Kool-Aid from white carpeting.
Wonder Bread. If you spill oil or grease on your carpet, rub a slice
of Wonder Bread over the spot to absorb the oil or grease, then vacuum up