How to Take Great Care of Your Carpets

Carpet cleaning is a necessary part of house cleaning if only because it takes up so much floor space. A clean floor looks great, keeps odors at bay, and is an awfully nice place for your feet first thing in the morning!

Taking care of carpets can be frustrating, especially if you have some stains you've tried to clean that refused to come up. Well, it's time to take that carpet back—and here's how:

Deal With the Stains First

This tip comes from blogger Jillee of One Good Thing, and it's a definitive solution for those otherwise impossible stains. This trick uses ammonia, so you only want to save it for the ones you really can't get out with normal methods. However, it seems to work exceptionally well:

  • Combine equal parts ammonia and water in a spray bottle.

  • Spray the mixture on the stain.

  • Lay a towel over the top of the area.

  • Iron the towel on your iron's standard heat setting.

The results above show its effectiveness, so give it a try!

Weekly Maintenance 

Vacuuming once a week is best for most of your carpet. Dirt left inside of the carpet will cause wear and tear on the fibers which will show up in your floor over time, so vacuuming is important.

For high traffic areas, vacuum twice a week. These include any areas where your family frequently walks: entryways, hallways, the floor in front of furniture, etc.

To prevent as much dirt as possible, place a door mat at the front door to catch dirt from shoes, then just shake it out every few days.

Just a little bit of prevention, maintenance, and stain treatment could have your carpet looking like new in no time!

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