December 3, 2009

Don't Buy It: Carpet Spot Cleaner

The first thing I have to share with you is this cleaner. I'm sharing it because I've used it twice in the past week and it's floored me both times. I can't believe how well it works. I found this in the book Miserly Moms by Jonni McCoy:

1 cup warm water
1/4 cup Borax
1 Tbs. liquid dish soap

Mix together and apply to the spot in a gentle circular motion with a clean rag. Repeat until the spot disappears.

I first used this Tuesday when my son Jack decided to spit cheese on the carpet in our bedroom. I found it by stepping on it, which of course ground it into the carpet. I didn't think anything was going to work, but then I remembered this recipe and tried it. It worked so well! I then put a few paper towels on the spot and stepped on them to sop up the water and you can't even tell what happened. I used it again last night when Ben got a cut on his foot and bled on the carpet in the office. Took it right out! I've cleaned up blood and cheese from carpet before and nothing I used took it out like this mix. Who needs fancy carpet cleaners?

I haven't used it on dried stains yet, so I can't vouch for it's effectiveness there. If anyone tries it, let me know!

1 comment:

Farm Girl said...

Yay!! Megan, I love your first two entries, I can't wait to read more. I will try the carpet cleaner because I love borax so much and think it is the most amazing thing on the market.
good job!

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