How to Easily Make Your Carpets Smell Fresh
Is there a lingering odor in your home that you can’t seem to get rid off? If you already took out the trash, did all of the laundry, cleaned your sheets, and cleaned out your sink, it may be your carpets. If the smell is really offensive to your nostrils you may want to call a professional carpet cleaner service. If not, here are some carpet cleaning tips to help you freshen your carpets at home.
Sprinkle on Some All Natural Baking Soda
Baking soda will absorb nearly any odor or smell. You just need the right amount and time to let it set. Here’s what we suggest:
- Figure on one pound of baking soda for an average sized carpeted room.
- If your rooms are a lot larger than that double that amount.
- If you’re rooms are very small, divide that amount in half.
- Sprinkle the baking soda over the carpet and let it sit for 24 hours.
- After the 24 hours are up, vacuum up all of the baking soda.
Your carpets should smell a lot fresher once you do this. You can repeat this every day, until the smell is gone. To maintain that good smell, do this once a month. If you smoke, you may want to do this every other week. In the end, go by the way your carpets smell, and adjust course accordingly.
Break Out the Fragrant Essential Oils
Essential oils will make any room of your home smell wonderful, and your carpets are no different. Just be sure to use ones that are safe for the little feet of children, cats, and dogs. Here’s what we suggest you do:
- Get a bottle of all natural essential oil.
- Lavender, lemon, rosemary, and frankincense smell really nice.
- Go around your carpet and sprinkle a few drops every 12 inches.
- You really don’t need very much to bring out these scents.
- Once your finished sprinkling the oil, you’re done.
- Try not to to vacuum for at least a day, so you can allow for the oil to really set in.
Bottle Up the White Vinegar
White vinegar will also absorb odors, and since it’s clear you don’t have to worry about it staining your beautiful carpeting. However, you don’t want to just dump a whole bottle of it on your carpet and call it a day. It’ll take too long to dry that way. Instead pour two cups of it in a clean spray bottle and mist it over your carpets. It’ll work better than any commercial deodorizer and it’s all natural. Do this for a couple of days in a row and you’ll start to notice a significant difference in the way your entire home smells. Don’t worry about the vinegar smell. It will dissipate very quickly.
As always, be sure to test a small area of your carpet in an inconspicuous place with the baking soda, vinegar, and essential oil to make sure it doesn’t stain your carpeting. While it shouldn’t, it’s best to check.This guest post was written by Dylan at:
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