- I am a wife to the most amazing husband (Eric) and a mother to 2 wonderful kids (Jessica and Evan). My family is my world. I have recently put my career as a medical assistant on hold to be a stay-at-home mom/wife. We want to raise kids with manners and still have a strong family, so I am always trying ideas to help make things easier on me (cleaning tips, organization, meal planning, crafts, etc.) I thought I would share them with everyone out there. So, please comment with your ideas, or if you have tried one posted on here (Did you like it?) I am always open to suggestions. I am also looking for money savers. It's my new passion now that there is only 1 income.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Homemade Carpet Shampoo
I know I haven't posted in a while, and there is a good reason for that. CRAZY BUSY FAMILY! I have been spring cleaning my butt off....well I wish my butt was smaller....anyways, back to the post.
I wanted to share with you all my homemade carpet shampoo. Shampoo in stores (even generic) is soooo expensive! I don't know about all of you, but our wallet is thin in this house. So here is a FANTASTIC recipe to get your carpets super clean!
First, I went through and spot treated any bad areas, and let me tell ya...there were a lot more than I thought (and we only have fish as pets, so use your imagination). People wearing their shoes in the house, and kids (ahem...and spouses) spilling God-knows-what, it was very polka-dotted....
Then, I added 1 Tbsp baking soda to the bottom of my container followed by 1/3 cup of vinegar.
Next, I added HOT water to the fill line.
Last, I added 1 Tbsp laundry detergent.
I have a standard carpet steamer:
This is what the shampoo sucked out of the carpets...it disgusts me! Needless to say, I did the carpets a second time. The 1st pic in this post is from the 2nd run.