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How to Freshen Carpets and Rugs with Baking Soda



Baking Soda Carpet Deodorizer

Photo © Erin Huffstetler

Have pet odors and other smells invaded your carpets and rugs? Here's how to deodorize them the cheap and natural way:

Sprinkle baking soda over the carpet, and allow it to sit for 15 minutes or longer. Then, vacuum it up, and the smell will be gone!

Why This Works

Baking soda neutralizes the odors in your carpet, so that your house smells like your house and nothing else.

Benefits of Deodorizing with Baking Soda:

  • inexpensive
  • no harsh chemicals
  • no fragrances to irritate allergies
  • removes odors, rather than covering them up
  • environmentally-friendly


1) If using on wet carpet, be sure to test for color fastness before applying to the entire room

2) Keep children and pets out of the room while using

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