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Homemade Carpet Cleaner Recipes

Carpet Spot Remover and Carpet Cleaning Solution for Steam Machines



Homemade Carpet Cleaner

Photo © Erin Huffstetler
Carpet cleaners don't have to be expensive to work well. In fact, they don't even have to be bought in a store. Make up your own spot remover and steam cleaning solutions, and enjoy clean carpets for less.


  • white vinegar
  • baking soda
  • water

Homemade Spot Remover

Mix white vinegar and baking soda together to form a paste. Then, work the paste into the carpet stain with an old toothbrush, or something similar. Allow the paste to dry; then vacuum up the baking soda, and the stain should be gone.

Note: Some stains may need to be treated more than once.

Homemade Cleaning Solution for Steam Cleaners

Fill the machine with equal parts white vinegar and warm water; then, clean according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Why This Works

The acetic acid in vinegar dissolves stains and also neutralizes odors. Just what you need to clean carpets!

Benefits of Cleaning with Vinegar

  • inexpensive
  • no harsh chemicals
  • effective sanitizer
  • effective deodorizer
  • effective stain remover
  • safe for use around pets and kids


1) Test on a small area before using on the entire carpet

2) As with any cleaner, you should avoid all contact with the eyes and prolonged contact with the skin

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