So maybe this isn’t a Christmas craft, but today’s little tip does go along with Christmas (sort of!), and it’s FREE (love that!), so I wanted to let you in on it.
Most likely people will be coming by your home for the Holidays. You might be having a party, or are you cleaning up after one? Are you hosting Christmas this year? Dinner for the whole fam damily? Friends and neighbors will want to stop by with their treats, too, and it’s always fun to invite them in for a little chat.
As I was thinking about guests coming to my house, I realized I was a little hesitant to invite anyone in because my carpets were dirty. I mean DIRTY. I knew it was time for a good clean…STAT! So I borrowed a carpet shampooing machine from a sweet lady at church, and I found a babysitter for little J. (Nice!) All of the furniture was hauled out of the rooms (by myself! Just call me She-Ra!). Now I was ready to clean.
No carpet shampoo. None. Oops. Blame it on the mom brain. I forgot to buy some. But, being the Free Stylin’ chick that I am, I looked around the house to see what I had…
Yep! It’s a stain fighter, it’s gentle on carpets (and carpet cleaners), and it makes your whole house smell fresh. And I believe I used less detergent than actual carpet shampoo.
After testing a little area first to make sure my idea would work (and not ruin the carpet!), I dripped a little diluted laundry detergent right on one of the toughest stains.