Earlier today I found a recipe for carpet cleaner (on Pinterest, where else?!). I had been needing to buy some carpet cleaner for a few coffee spots and a place or two by the front door.
I saw the recipe and decided to try it before I bought any from the store. I'm always open to expirements :)
Guess what? It really worked! And it was so inexpensive and easy--barely any elbow grease and it was quick.
I am completely sold on it and never have to worry about running out of cleaner again. Yippee!
First, sprinkle the stain(s) with BAKING SODA and rub it in a little. Let set for 10 or so minutes. Vacuum up the baking soda, then mix:
2 cups of warm water
1 T. white vinegar
1 T. dishwashing liquid (I used Dawn)
Sponge onto stain generously and scrub. Let dry and say goodbye to stains :)
Note: I haven't noticed any vinegary smell--which was really the only concern I had with the mix.
Also check out the following recipe for Homemade Fabric Softener